Veterans Services

More than 130,000 Idahoans are veterans of the Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, you have earned benefits for yourself and potentially for your family, but you must apply to receive these benefits. We are grateful for your service and want to ensure you receive all the employment and training support you deserve.

Veterans Preference is required by law


What veteran job seekers should know


Special hiring authorities for veterans

Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these authorities. Check the vacancy announcements, which should clearly state, "Who May Apply."

Feds Hire Vets

Topics on this federal website may include:

  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998, as amended (VEOA)
  • 30% or More Disabled Veteran
  • Disabled Veterans Enrolled in a VA Training Program
  • Schedule an Appointing Authority

Additional resources for veterans