Veterans

United States Military Branch Insignia

The President of the United States firmly believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job at home. Washington State couldn’t agree more! We place great emphasis on providing our veterans access to valuable information about services and assistance related to Washington State Government employment opportunities.

While serving your country, you learned leadership, discipline, and a whole host of other valuable skills and attributes. Now put those skills to work in a job where you can continue to make a difference, grow your career, and enjoy the many benefits our great state has to offer.


Where to start?

Careers.wa.gov is the right place to find a job working for Washington State.  You have the option of checking out the current job openings prior to registering in the system and applying for a job.   Search for Washington State government jobs, or sign up for "Job Alerts"

If you see a job for which you'd like to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1: Register in our online recruiting system.

Step 2: Sign-in and build an online primary application profile to include a resume, and use it to apply for jobs.

Step 3: Search for jobs that match your skills. If you apply for a job be sure to answer questions 9-14 on "Tab 2" of the agency-wide questionnaire. This will ensure that you receive the preferences for which you are eligible. (See Veteran’s Preference Information)

Washington State veterans' resources

Department of Enterprise Services Workshops -- advice on finding and applying for state jobs

WorkSource Centers -- help with resume writing, job search, specialty workshops, and more

Employment Security Department Veterans Employment Services -- Employment Security has added new features to the WorkSource website to make it easier for employers and veterans to find each other.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
 

Other resources that can help in your job search