Veterans Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of the Interior is committed to increasing the employment of Veterans within the Department's workforce.  As outlined in the Department's Operational Plan for Veterans' Employment, we are committed to serving the Veteran community by promoting recruitment, employment, training/development, and utilization of special hiring authorities available for Veterans. The Office of Veterans Employment Programs is committed to providing resources and expertise that encourages the recruitment/hiring of Veterans into our workforce and prepares Veterans for careers within the federal government.


  • Three park rangers stand at attention beside the American flag in front of the Grand Canyon
    OWF is a great professional opportunity for service members on medical hold.

    Operation Warfighter

  • The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for active-duty service members to gain valuable civilian work experience


  • An employee meets with an attendee at a hiring fair
    Identify and non-competitively hire qualified veterans

    Toolkit for Hiring Veterans

  • Yellowstone National Park with bison in the foreground
    Even more information for Veterans

    More Resources