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Veteran Preference Points
Since the time of the Civil War, Veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to government jobs. In recognizing the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking employment from being penalized because of the time spent in military service.   

Veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference for state employment by submitting with their application, a DD214 or 215 or letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) indicating service-connected disability rating. 

Veterans who provide this information will receive a 5-point veteran preference.  Disabled veterans receive a 10-point preference for employment. 
 
Oregon state government, along with cities, counties and local service districts, provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. To read the Veteran Preference OAR's click here. 
   
Veteran Employment Representatives
The Secretary of Labor, through the Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), funds programs to meet the employment and training needs of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, including service-connected disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, veterans who are recently separated from military service and other eligible persons. These funds pay for Veteran Representatives who are dedicated to serving eligible veterans and other eligible persons.
 
There are two types of Veteran Representatives to assist you - Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER), who are available in nearly all Employment Department field offices, and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) who focus on veteran outreach and work with harder-to-serve veterans to assist with developing job training opportunities. 
 
DVOP’s can be found in many field offices around the state.
Employment Veteran Representative
More information on veteran employment opportunities

Employment at Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
There’s something very satisfying about working for an organization that helps our country’s veteran's and their families - where everything you do, in whatever capacity, is contributing to serving those who have served.  At ODVA, we are always looking for talented, motivated and caring individuals who will help lead Oregon in their advocacy for veterans. 

ODVA Job Opportunities:  Check job announcements and apply now.

State Jobs
Oregon has transitioned to an online recruiting system for all branches of state government.  To apply, all applicants need to have a valid email address.  Follow the link below to search the latest state job listings including opportunities at ODVA.  Search state jobs
 
Federal Jobs
If you are considering employment with the Federal Government, thousands of opportunities are located on the USA Jobs website.

Careers at Federal Veterans Affairs

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