As a military spouse, you’re qualified, educated and ready to serve. You have a unique perspective and understanding of what it means to care for our nation’s heroes.
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs values this experience and knows you bring so much more to the table.
That’s why the VA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program. The career program connects military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military in jobs everywhere.
“VA is thrilled to help DOD and military installations engage military spouses in conversations about career opportunities caring for our nation’s veterans,” said Tracey Therit, Chief Human Capital Officer at the Office of Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security and Preparedness.
“We are using every method—communications, job feeds, social networking and more—to provide information on the federal hiring process and links to real opportunities at VA.”
Finding Opportunities to Grow
How are MSEP and VA making sure you get the chance to apply for a meaningful and rewarding career?
On USAJobs, we tag VA jobs ideal for military spouses. We highlight key information—remote work opportunities, flexible work schedules, child care and health benefits—on our job announcements.
For positions covered under Title 5 hiring authority, we use noncompetitive procedures approved by the Office of Personnel Management. That means when you apply to become a VA accountant, police officer or human resource specialist and meet the minimum qualifications, you’re hired.
We also work with DoD to identify spouses with health care experience or training as a physician, nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. These VHA-administered positions do not require application through USAJobs.
A career with VA is meaningful and mission-driven—and our total rewards benefits package consistently edges out those offered by the private sector. To learn more on how military spouses can benefit from choosing a VA career:
- Search for open positions using “military spouses” as a keyword.
- Explore the benefits of a VA career.
- Reach a recruiter at VAcareers@va.gov