Social Security offers career
options for those who have formerly served our country in the military.
Special hiring authorities allow veterans to apply for careers without
undergoing the normal selection process.
Visit our Career
Search page to learn about current opportunities available to all
Veterans who are disabled or who served
on active duty in the Armed Forces during specific time periods or military
campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans in competitive
hiring selections. Are
you eligible for veterans' preference?
If you are eligible for veterans' preference, find a position that interests
you through our Career
Search. If the vacancy states that it is open to all sources and you
are qualified for the position, you will receive veterans' preference
accordingly. In order to receive your preference, you must send us proof
of your military service along with your application (read the vacancy
announcement to learn what documentation is required). Visit the Office
of Personnel Management's USAJOBS
web site for details about veterans' preference.
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
Veterans with certain military service records
may be hired for positions at grades GS-11 and below without a competitive
selection process, if they meet the qualifications for the job. Certain
conditions of employment may apply to employees hired under the VRA program.
30 Percent or More Disabled
Like the VRA program, veterans with service-connected
disabilities of 30 percent or more may be hired into positions without
a competitive selection process, if they meet the qualifications for the
job. Unlike the VRA program, there is no limitation on the level at which
you may be hired.
To learn more about these opportunities for veterans,
visit the Office of Personnel
Management's website. To find out how to apply for employment with
Social Security under these authorities, contact your region's