Committed to Leadership Excellence as Veterans Employment Advocates
The Veterans Employment Committee of San Diego County is dedicated to serve disadvantaged veterans and transitioning military members of all branches of service, by providing assistance to remove barriers that may prevent them from obtaining life sustaining employment. The committee believes that it is more benefiting to the veteran as well as the overall society to provide the veteran a hand-up not a hand-out thus preventing possible long term unemployment and homelessness.
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans are just that…designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these authorities. Check the vacancy announcements, which should clearly state "Who May Apply."
One of the things the Veterans Employment Committee really enjoys doing is helping other agencies and groups better meet the needs of veterans---“Giving them a Hand Up not a Hand Out.” Annually we solicit, what we call, grant applications from other agencies and groups to be considered for up-to $1,000 in monies to assist with their veteran specific programs. And all we ask for is to let us know how the money will be used and, in the end, any success stories.
Every Federal job opening that is available to the public has a vacancy announcement. The announcement describes the position and how to apply for it. It is filled with important clues about what agencies want in an applicant.