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Employment Opportunities

USAJOBS Federal Careers

There’s many employment opportunities for individuals interested in a career with the Federal government. USAJOBS is the Federal government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. First, you need to create an account and complete your profile on USAJOBS. Once your account has been established you can save jobs, save and automate job searches, including resumes and required documents. Start your job search today and establish the Department of Veterans Affairs as your “Employer of Choice.”

USAJOBS Federal Careers

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Federal Occupations By College Major

To help narrow your Federal job search, below is a link to a list of academic majors and some Federal occupations directly related to those majors. Occupations with an asterisk (*) require an academic degree or coursework in a particular area of study for entry into the occupation. For other occupations, experience or a combination of related coursework and experience may be substituted for a degree. The academic majors and occupations listed are not all-inclusive.

You may begin your Federal job search on USAJOBS by searching using the four-digit Series number of the Federal occupation listed under the major. When you find a Job Opportunity Announcement (a.k.a. job posting) that interests you, pay close attention to all sections of the announcement, especially: Who May Be Considered; Qualifications and Evaluations; and How to Apply so you will know the specific requirements you must meet.

Federal Occupations by College Major

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Pathways Programs (Students & Recent Graduates)

This program was established to help recruit talented people to work in the Federal Government, the Pathways Programs target students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds. Pathways consists of three distinct programs: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The Internship Program is designed for current students, while the Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying institutions. The PMF Program is a unique leadership development opportunity for candidates who have earned a graduate or professional degree within the past two years.

Pathways Programs Flyer

Pathway Students and Recent Graduates

Pathways Internship

Pathways Recent Graduates

Pathways Presidential Management Fellows

OCHCO Bulletin Final College Graduate Hiring Authority

College Graduate Hiring Authority Fact Sheet

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Technical Career Field Internship Programs

TCF Internship Program is a two-year training program that are required for certain, specialized career paths. Experienced mentors, known as preceptors, guide trainees through an individualized development plan. Selected participants receive a salary, benefits, training and relocation assistance It’s the first step to securing n engaging, one-of-a-kind career with VA.

Technical Career Field

Technical Career Field Internship

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Skillbridge Program

DoD Skillbridge program provides our retiring and transitioning Service members the opportunity to participate in industry training programs while transitioning out of their Military careers. The DoD Military Covers Military pay and benefits during a Service member’s time in a Skillbridge program, providing invaluable experience for the Service member and the Industry Partner. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a Program Partner for the Skillbridge Program.

DOD SkillBridge Program

VA Skillbridge FAQs

VA Skillbridge Fact Sheet

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VA ICT Skillbridge Program

Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) - ICTs are advanced unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) who have graduated from intensive specialized military medical training programs and served as combat medics, medical technicians, and corpsman. They possess fundamental knowledge, background and experience in emergency medicine, critical care, medical readiness, field medicine, bedside care, and primary care. This role provides a higher level of clinical support to both nursing and medicine.

ICT Program Mission and Vision - The ICT Program is designed to (1) allow ICTs to function in a health care role commensurate with their military education, training and experience without the need for a license or additional credential; (2) enhance quality of care and patient satisfaction among Veterans in multiple clinical settings and; (3) enable a path for ICTs to attain licensed professional roles through advanced education and clinical opportunities for long-term VA employment. (Please refer to the Military Occupational Specialty List)

ICT Program Brief

OCHCO Bulletin: VA-001 DHA Extension

Three Day Hiring Flow

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Senior Executive Services

The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This dedicated corps of executive shares a commitment to public service and a set of democratic values grounded in the fundamental ideals of the constitution.

Senior Executive Service

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Individuals with Disabilities

The Federal government hires each person with a hiring authority (the term comes from the Federal regulation that describes it). Federal agencies can use the Schedule A Hiring Authority to hire an individual with a disability. If you’re an individual with a disability, you can apply and compete for any job for which you’re eligible and meet the qualifications. You may also be eligible for a special hiring authority.

Individuals with Disabilities

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VA Trainee Recruitment Events Program (VA-TRE)

VA-TRE registration for current and former VA Trainees in the following occupations:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Geriatrics Physicians
  • Palliative Care Physicians
For registration information, contact the VHATRE Response Team at

VA Trainee Recruitment Events program video

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Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.


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