Jobs for Service-Disabled Veterans
DAV takes job opportunties of service-disabled veterans very seriously, including ensuring that reasonable accomodation is provided to service-disabled veterans to help them gain and maintain employment for which they are qualified.
DAV-Wisconsin takes this commitment even further in advocating for hiring opportunities for service-disabled veterans with public and private employers here in Wisconsin.
VetReps in Local Job Centers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) program provides job assistance to veterans in local one-stop Job Centers through the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) programs.
“VetReps” (DVOPs or LVERs) are able to provide the latest information on local labor markets. They offer workshops and guidance on resume writing, job interviewing skills, and job seeking skills. They also can help you to identify your own training and education needs. They can help you to make career choices by assessing your aptitudes, interests, and abilities through the use of aptitude tests and career counseling.
Visit your VetRep at your local Wisconsin Job Center — you’ve earned their assistance!
U.S. Federal Government Civil Service Jobs
Federal Civil Service Veterans’ Preference gives eligible veterans preference in federal appointment over many other applicants. Veterans’ preference applies to virtually all new appointments in both the competitive and excepted federal civil service. Veterans’ preference does not guarantee veterans a job and it does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.
Federal Civil Service Jobs: USAJobs.gov
State of Wisconsin Civil Service Jobs
State Civil Service Veterans’ Preference — Veterans who are service-disabled or who served on active duty during certain periods or campaigns are, for their first position within the State of Wisconsin civil service, entitled to competitive preference points to help them better compete with non-veterans.
State Special Hiring Authority – Additionally, there is a special provision that allows for the appointment outside the normal State competitive civil service hiring system for qualified veterans with a 30% or greater VA service-connected disability rating.
State of Wisconsin Civil Service Jobs – Wisc.Jobs
Current State Special Hiring Authority Job Openings
Below is the new application process for the Non-competitive program for 30% or more service-disabled veterans who desire to apply for a DVOP (Disabled Veteran Outreach Program) or Employment and Training Specialist (LVER) positions the Wisconsin Job Centers.
These positions are also sometimes known as VetReps.
Please note that the applicant now forwards everything directly to HR, not through the program.
Veterans who apply need to ensure they follow all instructions and their answers to questions are complete.
View the application packet here.
State: Job Center of Wisconsin: https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com
Federal: USAJobs (Federal government civil service) – FedsHireVets: fedshirevets.gov
Nationwide: VetJobs: America’s Premier Job Board for Veterans. Searchable database for former service members seeking work. Aids employers in reaching highly qualified personnel, with unique experience.
- ADA/EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- State of Wisconsin, Office of State Employee Relations, “Veterans Preference Supplement to the Application for State Employment.” [OSER-MRS-38L]
- State of Wisconsin, Office of State Employee Relations, “Application for State Employment” [OSER-MRS-38]
- State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Employment Page: www.WisVets.com/Employment
- U.S. Department of Labor – Veterans Preference Advisor
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VetSuccess: VetSuccess.gov
- U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) – Disability Discrimination