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Careers At ODVA

We Are Oregon Veterans. Join The Team!

An organization often reflects the salient beliefs and characteristics of its leadership and, more importantly, its employees. In our case, we are the very community we serve.

As a state agency, our employees are some of the most passionate and dedicated people working toward a very noble mission, day in and day out. From our front-line Statewide Veteran Services Division to operational services that support day-to-day business, our teams work together to deliver on a promise made more than 70 years ago.

In order to deliver on an incredibly broad mission in serving a diverse veterans’ community, we focus not on creating new programs, but rather, aligning and partnering around a shared vision and of good stewardship of existing resources.

ODVA unites government, private companies, nonprofits, and other veteran service organizations to address issues facing veterans and their families. We are building support around specific issues that affect veterans. And, we maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders that allow us to continue to be a leading voice on veteran’s issues.

This is ODVA's cadence. Together with our veterans and our partners, we honor the past, build on our strengths, and chart a course worthy of the next 70 years.

Does this sound like a mission you could get behind? Then consider a career at ODVA!

Current Job Openings


Being a part of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs means working in a tightly-focused, mission-driven environment where each day brings new opportunities and rewards.

Our benefits include:

  • Excellent medical, vision and dental benefit package for the employee and qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost
  • Paid days off –
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year
    • 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual, with increases every 5 years
  • Additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses

If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!

Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

Current State of Oregon employees - you must apply through your employee Workday account.

The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce. Assistance will be provided in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance. Please call (503) 373-2018 as early as possible regarding any assistance you may require.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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Contact Us

For questions regarding ODVA career opportunities, please contact Elissa Johnson, or call (503) 508-7673.

Veteran Preference in Public Employment

Veterans and disabled veterans receive preference for public sector employment in Oregon. Oregon state government, along with cities, counties and local service districts, provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.

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Note: Under "Company," choose "Department of Veterans' Affairs." If this option is not available, no jobs are currently posted at ODVA.