You’ve earned well-deserved benefits through your service to our nation. But as you transition into civilian life, you have the opportunity to double up your Veterans benefits with a VA career.
VA’s benefits are designed with Veterans in mind, offering you the support you need as you embark on a new career well suited for your military skills and experience.
A winning combo
Enjoy your first perk before you’re even hired – Veterans preference. It may move you ahead of non-Veterans in the federal hiring process, and if you qualify for disability, you’ll receive even greater preference.
Once you’re hired, you’ll begin enjoying generous employee incentives on top of your Veterans benefits.
You already have access to Veteran education support programs like the G.I. Bill, and VA offers many more ways to help pay for continued education or training. We have a variety of scholarships, repayment and reimbursement programs, leadership education, and mentorship opportunities.
Why not work where you receive your health care? Many Veterans qualify to receive free treatment at VA. You’ll work alongside your providers, who you know are truly committed to making sure you and other Veterans receive the best care possible. And you can’t beat the convenience – you won’t have to go far for your appointments.
Navy Veteran Heather Roe is a public affairs specialist at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, the same hospital where she has been treated for breast cancer.
“It was very strange and serendipitous that I got hired by the place that was treating me and saving my life,” Roe said. “If it wasn’t for VA, I don’t know if I’d be here. They took me seriously from day one.”
Other extraordinary benefits
Our benefits regularly outperform those offered by the private sector. Our retirement plan is particularly generous and can be combined easily with any earned military retirement benefits.
You’ll enjoy the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
Other perks of working at VA include:
- Matching funds of up to 5% to your TSP.
- Anywhere from 13-26 days paid vacation and personal leave depending on your profession, plus 10 paid federal holidays.
- Thirteen sick days each year with no limit on accrual.
- Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave.
- Generous health insurance, including vision and dental.
- Working in a professional, supportive environment where you can thrive.
Work at VA
We’re looking to hire transitioning military personnel and Veterans like you at more than 1,200 VA facilities across the nation. You’ll find open health care, administrative and support positions in every state, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories. Positions can be very competitive at popular locations, so be sure to think rural locations also.