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Federal jobs for veterans

You may qualify for special hiring programs and veterans’ preference when you look for a job with the federal government. Learn about these programs or look for jobs by agency.

Find government jobs for veterans and apply is the central website to search for federal jobs. Create a profile to start applying for federal government jobs.

Learn how to answer questions in your USAJobs profile about your military service.

For an overview of the federal hiring process, visit

Special programs for hiring veterans

If you were honorably discharged, you may qualify for federal hiring programs especially for veterans. Learn about special hiring authorities for veterans.

Veterans' preference

As a veteran, you may get preference over other candidates when you apply for federal jobs. But a veterans' preference does not guarantee that you will get the job. And not every veteran is eligible.

Learn about veterans’ preference in federal employment and the point system awarded for military service or a service-connected disability.

Contact veteran employment program offices by government agency

Many federal agencies have a veteran employment program office. These offices recruit, train, and assist with the hiring of veterans. 

Get contact information for individual agencies’ veteran employment program offices for more information about employment opportunities.

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2024


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