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Applying as a Veteran

What is Veterans' Preference?

If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for something called Veterans’ Preference, a preference during the application and hiring process, which provides assistance in competing for a federal job.

Veterans’ Preference was established by Congress to recognize those who have served our country and, in doing so, have suffered economic loss and, in some cases, have become disabled. It is designed to give veterans extra assistance in competing for federal job. Typically veterans must have served on active duty for at least two years during a period of war or be disabled in order to be eligible for Veterans’ Preference. Veterans receive an additional 5 to 10 points which is added to their score on the competitive civil service examination. Veterans’ preference does not guarantee the veteran a job.

What does the Veterans' Preference program at NRCS seek to do?

  • Eliminate concentrations of veterans in single interval series to diversify and create advancement opportunities.
  • Encourage the participation of veterans in all NRCS sponsored programs and activities.
  • Provide a network of professional support at NRCS for veterans.
  • Ensure that NRCS' veteran’s community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others.

For more information about Veterans' Preference please visit: Veterans' Preference

For more assistance, please contact:
NRCS National Veterans Emphasis Program Manager

Doug Rose
101 S. Main Street

Temple, TX 76501
Office: 254-742-9932
Fax: 844-496-8111