Veterans Employment Opportunities

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The State of Kansas places great importance on providing veterans access to information about available services and assistance related to employment in state government. Please take the time to browse through the various links that include information on employment opportunities and assistance, veteran services, and upcoming events related to veterans.

Veterans' Preference FAQ's

  • Why Preference is Given?

  • When is Veterans’ Preference Given?

  • How do I Determine if I am Eligible?

  • How do I Identify Veterans Preference' Eligible (VPE) Job Vacancies?

  • Am I Guaranteed the Job?

  • How to Apply for Veteran's Preference

  • How can I be Successful in a State Job Search?

Application and Interview Assistance

The experience and extensive training and education provided through military service translates well with skills needed in state government. To help you turn your military skills into a successful career in state government the following assistance is given.

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Veterans Training Opportunities

If you are a veteran or currently in the Guard or Reserve, the On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Apprenticeship Program offers you an alternative to use your VA (GI Bill) education and training benefits. The State of Kansas as an employer participates in the VA's On-the-Job-Training (OJT) and Apprenticeship Program by enabling veterans to be trained in several occupations. To learn what positions are currently available, please view the job postings. Veterans Training Opportunities (VTO) are marked with an asterisk*. If you are interested in utilizing your GI bill for a position, please contact the hiring agencies at the address or telephone number listed in the job vacancy and inform the agency that you are interested in the veterans training opportunity.

Military to Civilian Occupational Translator

  • Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a comprehensive database of occupational skills, knowledge, and other occupational characteristics—including those that veterans bring to the workforce. O*NET's Crosswalk Search can help you align military educational and job training curricula with current civilian workplace needs.