Veterans could not receive the medical care they need without the behind-the-scenes work of information technology (IT) professionals.
“Without the computers, the printers, the technology, [and] the applications, the Veterans’ level of care would be seriously impacted,” said Angie Weldon, director of Human Capital Management operations in VA’s Office of Information and Technology (OIT).
“When you’re in OIT, you’re having a direct impact on the services provided to our nation’s Veterans,” she said.
Weldon recently joined us on “Talk About It Tuesday” to discuss IT careers at VA. This weekly career broadcast airs live on LinkedIn each Tuesday at noon ET.
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“Whether [you’re] proficient at customer service or adept at coding, there really is a position out there for most everyone,” Weldon said.
We’re currently hiring for customer support, development, project management, end user operations, and cyber and information security — as well as administration and support.
Once you’re hired, a VA career can go in any direction you choose, whether by taking on special projects, pursuing training and educational opportunities, or participating in leadership and mentoring programs.
“You have so much opportunity to grow and develop once you get in that government career. It really is only limited by what you want to do,” Weldon said.
In her chat with host Mike Owens, recruitment marketing specialist at VA, Weldon also reviewed:
- How to find open IT positions
- Experience needed for a VA IT career
- Resume tips for applicants
- The top perks of a VA career
Giving back to those who served
As a new graduate, Weldon began her VA career in an administrative position. She worked her way up the ladder and has spent most of her 37-year tenure working in a variety of roles for OIT.
“My career with VA has really shaped the person that I’ve become,” Weldon said.
For her, the ultimate reward has been the chance to give back to those who have fought for our freedom.
“I don’t come from a military background, so this is what I can do to show my appreciation and gratitude for their service,” she added.
Work at VA
Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced manager, there’s an IT career at VA for you.
NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.