United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Hiring Process and Qualifications

Applying for VA Positions

Typical positions filled in VA include health related fields (such as doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, laboratory technician, research scientist, etc.), as well as positions in various professional, technical, administrative, secretarial/clerical, and trades and crafts occupations.

The "Applying for VA Positions" section includes the following information:

  • Understanding VA vacancy announcements
  • Understanding position qualification requirements
  • Preparing your application
  • Explaining the KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
  • Submitting your application
  • Understanding what happens to your application

We hope you find this information useful as you pursue employment with VA and the federal government

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