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Federal jobs for veterans

As a veteran, you may qualify for special hiring programs and veterans’ preference when you look for a job with the federal government. Learn about these programs.

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

Special programs for hiring veterans

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

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.

LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023


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