Skills learned in the military – like leadership, discipline and teamwork, among many others – are essential to success as a VA employee, which is why we encourage all job-seeking Veterans to apply for our available positions.

Through a VA career, you can continue your service by caring for fellow Veterans – a patient population you know and understand. We have employment opportunities throughout the country and across a wide range of both medical and non-clinical specialties. No matter which path you pursue, you’ll receive benefits, education support and other resources to help you fully transition to civilian life and continuously grow as a professional.

What’s more, we give preference to Veterans applying for competitive positions (i.e., those that are announced publicly to a pool of candidates). You are eligible if you:

  • Are applying to a position listed as an Excepted Career
  • Were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Were not retired from service (You may be medically retired and qualify for disabled preference eligibility)

Learn more about the Veterans’ Preference program here.

Interested in bringing your skills to our team? Explore our current opportunities and apply today.

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  1. Robert felder April 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Why can’t VA hire more LPCs, most position are for SWS.

  2. Richard Cummings March 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I have worked a 4 VA medical centers, They are full of nepotism. bad managers, and an attitude that I can’t get fired, I will never work in another one.

  3. STUART ANDERSON March 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This is a crock o’ $###. They only way(s) you can get hired at the VA is
    1.) A healthcare professional
    2) Claimed a service related disability or
    3.) Have a family member already working at the VA.

    No other way as recent news scandals should have caused a “draining of the swamp”, which nothing has happened to those in upper management at the VA, nor will the incompetency level ever change.

    • Amelia Wood April 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

      I agree whole heartedly, I have been trying get for over15 years. I have enormous skill set and have never even gotten an interview.

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