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Know your role: Filtering VA job announcements by eligibility

When you’re searching for a VA job, you will find a lot of information in the job announcement (JOA), so it’s important to understand what you’re reading. At VA Careers, we make it easy: Our job searches already filter out other federal agencies and show you just jobs on our team.

However, you can also filter by hiring paths, which define who is eligible to apply for specific positions. Knowing your hiring path is a good first step toward a successful application, and having a good grasp of the filters available can help narrow your search and find exactly the job you’re looking for.

Ready to get started? Are you a …


Military spouse?

National Guardsman?


Recent graduate?

Federal employee?

If so, you can search for jobs that are specifically geared toward your current circumstances with filters that will help you focus your job search. If you’re none of the above, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there, too. There are many jobs at VA that are open to the public.

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Dig deeper into the hiring paths that are available, and how to find that information in the job announcement at VA Careers.

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