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Veterans Preference

Preference points will be added to the scores of eligible applicants who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, as provided in 20 V.S.A. Section 1543 and 3 V.S.A. Section 310(f). In general, an eligible veteran is any person who served in the United States Armed Forces for at least 90 days and was separated under Honorable or other acceptable conditions.  Additional preference points may be claimed if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • a veteran with a service connected disability.
  • the spouse of a totally disabled veteran with a service connected disability.
  • the unmarried widow or widower of a veteran.

In addition, the Vermont legislature has expanded the veteran's preference law by providing eligible veterans the opportunity to apply for jobs that normally are available only to current State employees. Individuals who are eligible for veteran's preference may also apply and compete for vacant positions that are recruited as "State promotional only".

Any interested veteran may view all job postings at

If you have any questions about this process, please call the Recruitment Services Division toll free at 1-802-828-6700, option 1, then option 4.