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Jobs and careers

Build your career with us at VA Palo Alto health care, where you’ll become part of the nation’s largest health care team, earn great benefits, and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Working with us is more than a career. It’s a way to show your passion for serving Veterans. We want to help you develop your unique talents as you work to improve the lives of Veterans and their families. As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes from caring for these brave men and women.

Apply for a job at VA Palo Alto health care

When you’re ready to apply, just follow the “how to apply” and “required documents” instructions in each job announcement. They’re your primary guide for applying for our openings. Except for a few health care jobs, most positions require online applications. So, it’s important to fully complete the online application process to receive your email confirmation. If you need help or have questions, please call or email the person listed in the “Agency Contact Information” section near the bottom of the announcement.

VISN 21 is hiring

Now is an exciting time to become a nurse in one of VA Palo Alto health care’s expanding programs or facilities. If you’re a nursing professional interested in working for VA Palo Alto health care, contact our nurse recruiter at 650-694-2300 or call our Human Resources Recruitment and Placement office at 650-694-6001.

You can visit USAJOBS to see all our current openings and visit the VA careers page to learn more about the application process. Pay close attention to the additional forms required if you’re a federal employee requesting a transfer or reassignment, or if you’re seeking Veterans’ preference.

Applications and forms

Applying for a job can be confusing. Let us help you.

We have different application forms depending on the position you’re interested in. Here are some commonly used forms to help you get started.

Explore VA careers

Visit the VA careers page to easily find VA jobs. You can search by either location or keywords.

Check out USAJOBS to see current VA openings in the Palo Alto, California area.

Contact us

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Mountain View Center
Human Resources
Building 801
1776 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-694-6001
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT