Commitment to our veterans
There is a powerful reason why veterans are admired, respected and sought out to fill important roles in their communities. Leadership is instilled in their core set of values as well as traits such as loyalty, dependability, enthusiasm, initiative, integrity and judgment. These are the exact characteristics NOAA looks for in a qualified candidate, and we stand dedicated to finding and hiring individuals that not only exhibit such traits but consistently apply them in all that they do.
To be eligible for a Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is eligible as well. The following websites below contain valuable information for our Nation's veterans, and you are encouraged to explore these sites to gain a better understanding of options and programs for veterans:
- President's Initiative To Transform Federal Government into Model of Veterans Employment - The Initiative underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans, aims to increase the employment of veterans within the Executive Branch, and helps recently hired veterans adjust to service in a civilian capacity. On this site, fellow veterans share their stories of their paths to careers in the Federal Government using the training and skills they gained in the military.
- Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
- Veterans Employment Information - OPM
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VA)
Veterans with specific questions regarding NOAA employment opportunities, may email email@example.com.