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California State Jobs Veterans' Preference

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Name: California State Jobs Veterans' Preference
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Description: Veterans’ Preference is an assistance program for military benefits who seek employment with the state. Preference can be applied to a veteran’s eligibility for qualifying open and open, non-promotional examinations. To determine if the exam being administered qualifies for Veterans’ Preference, please review the examination bulletin. Veterans’ Preference will be awarded as follows, starting on January 1, 2014:

1. Any veteran, widow or widower of a veteran, or spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, who achieves a passing score in an entrance examination, shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligibility list. Any veteran who has been dishonorably discharged or released is not eligible for Veterans’ Preference.
2. An entrance examination is defined, under the law, as any open competitive examination.
3. Veterans’ Preference is not granted once a person achieves permanent civil service status..

To apply for Veterans' Preference, the following must be submitted:
Legible copy of DD214
Veteran's Preference Application Form (CALHR 1093)
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Not Applicable
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: See Website
Fees: None
Areas Served: California
Funding Source: State Government
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Job Finding Assistance
Job Search/Placement
This agency was last updated on June 25, 2018.