How to get a job at Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Host

Do you work at Department of Veterans Affairs? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

jcardenasw @aol.com in Weslaco, Texas

27 months ago

I'm looking for a full time job as a LVN.

maypansy49@yahoo.com in Floyd, Virginia

23 months ago

looking for rn full or part-time position

chunndeborah@gmail.com in Omaha, Nebraska

22 months ago

I live in Omaha, Nebraska and I have been trying to a job with the Veteran's Administration since late spring and to know avail have I had any luck. I do have a blemish on my license do you think that could be causing them not to respond back to me/ Please advise I am trying to get out of LTC setting as that is how my license got a blemish in the first place.

david in Manchester, New Hampshire

22 months ago

I work here in Manchester, NH. Relocated here from CA. It's easiest to get in here if you are a vet yourself. Most people who work here are former military and you get bonus points during the application process. Also, the hiring process takes time, so remember to be patient!

k.askew97@gmail.com in Bronx, New York

21 months ago

What do I need to do to get a job as a CNA/PCT at the VA located in the Bronx?

Blue

21 months ago

I think it's easier if you are a vet (like the above poster mentioned), or if you're a military spouse. But of course that only helps, you should still be able to get in if you have a good background check.

Dawn.Rismond in Saint Petersburg, Florida

21 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Department of Veterans Affairs? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

Good question? I have applied several times for Nursing Asst/Transporter GS-4/5 position and have been unsuccessful in my guest for employment with the VA of Bay Pines it's like cracking some secret society!

Bluetea in Texas

21 months ago

Dawn.Rismond in Saint Petersburg, Florida said: Good question? I have applied several times for Nursing Asst/Transporter GS-4/5 position and have been unsuccessful in my guest for employment with the VA of Bay Pines it's like cracking some secret society!

The competition for Federal jobs is tremendous and I agree, it takes more than ability.

Dawn.Rismond in Saint Petersburg, Florida

20 months ago

Dawn.Rismond in Saint Petersburg, Florida said: Good question? I have applied several times for Nursing Asst/Transporter GS-4/5 position and have been unsuccessful in my guest for employment with the VA of Bay Pines it's like cracking some secret society!

Oh! Thank you I am so glad that I got a response and someone out their is listening and my cry was not in vein, I will keep trying to get in and crack the code so ta speak wink! wink!

counseling graduate in Muskegon, Michigan

20 months ago

I too am wondering how to get into the VA. Not even sure where to start. I am a registered nurse 20+ years with rehab experience, certified in case management and brain injury and just recently graduated with my masters in counseling.
It seems all the job postings are for nursing, social work or psychologists. I thought I could be an asset to the VA with my background. Any suggestions how to apply for a counseling position?

pamelaingram11@yahoo.com in Denver, Colorado

19 months ago

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET EMPLOYMENT FOR VA POSITIONS??I HEARD IT THRU A GRAPEVINE CONTACT REP POSTION WAS OPEN......BUT NOTHING SO FAR?

coronarichard32@yahoo.com in Highland, California

18 months ago

I'm now retired from the state of California, now looking for a part time job, any how to suggestions?

Christine Weingart in Hayden, Idaho

13 months ago

How can I apply for a CNA position with the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs?

debileefuller@gmail.com in Sharon, Pennsylvania

13 months ago

I am planning to move to Harlingen Texas . I would love a job at the VA in HARLINGEN. I have attempted online application but having difficulty .I would love any advice on seeking employment .
Thank you,
Deborah Fuller RN

Insider in Burlington, North Carolina

13 months ago

debileefuller@gmail.com in Sharon, Pennsylvania said: I am planning to move to Harlingen Texas . I would love a job at the VA in HARLINGEN. I have attempted online application but having difficulty .I would love any advice on seeking employment .
Thank you,
Deborah Fuller RN

Deborah:

Harlingen is home of a VA Health Care Center (HCC). Think of it as a hospital without beds. VA has 170 plus traditional medical centers, sometimes as few as 2 per state. Over the past few decades, VA has expended by building clinics closer to the veterans. This started with the Community Based Outpatient Center where Primary Care was provided along with some Mental Health services. The HCCs is the VAs move to bring specialty care closer to the veterans as well. This means a Monday thru Friday job for RNs paying the same as hospital assignments requiring 27/7 coverage and the corresponding rotation.

In the past it was not uncommon at all for VA medical centers to count their RN vacancies by the dozens, meaning that we hired every qualified RN that walked thru the door. Today, we routinely receive 100+ applications for many RN vacancies. Veterans Preference comes into play, but only among the most highly qualified candidates. Those rules are slightly different for LPN/LVN/CNA (yes VA NAs must now be certified)

Polish your resume, Modify it if needed to highlight assignments directly related to the job to be filled. Carefully read every question on the questionnaire and answer again, truthfully but don't be modest. Check USAJobs every week minimally. Apply to every job you are interested in, don't assume that the HR Office keeps your application on file for future jobs.

myty32097 in Prescott, Arizona

10 months ago

This is what I've heard from a vet. They first will consider a vet. Then they consider vets that are disabled looking for work. Then they consider non-vets with disabilities and last non-vets without disabilities. I don't know if this is true but that would certainly explain it being so hard for a civilian to get a job there.

ronald a in New Orleans, Louisiana

10 months ago

debileefuller@gmail.com in Sharon, Pennsylvania said: I am planning to move to Harlingen Texas . I would love a job at the VA in HARLINGEN. I have attempted online application but having difficulty .I would love any advice on seeking employment .
Thank you,
Deborah Fuller RN

I'm also having trouble signing into the usajobs website. It tells me I have an account then says when I attempt to sign in that the email I provide doesn't give enough info. This has been happening for a month. Customer service sends an email but it's not getting resolved. Does anybody have another way to contact usajobs ? Thanks

geoff975 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

9 months ago

Looking for part time job at Veterans in Murfreesboro Tn. Have attempted on line application, but haning trouble getting on. Help

jqarlene@yahoo.com in Wilmington, North Carolina

8 months ago

I have applied for many positions at Veterans Affairs in Durham, NC for several years. I have a bachelor in Sociology and Social Work and a Masters in healthcare administration. I am currently in enrolled in a MSW program and will graduate in June. I pray I will have an opportunity once I complete the program. Does anyone have any suggestions?

joe ortiz in carolinanull

8 months ago

I have been applying for a position as a LPN Practicle Nurse for quit some time now, I have even gone to the post to apply in person but all i hear is apply by computer, But really i got no were, Till this day iv'e been applying and applying and still no response hey it cant be my GPA or my back ground Tell me what is happening..

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