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Your Nation Still Needs You.

We consider your service to America one of your most admirable qualities. Now, your prior military experience could qualify you to continue to serve your nation here at the IRS. With more than 100,000 employees, we have a wide variety of career opportunities for qualified applicants like you throughout the United States. So we’d like to encourage you to explore everything we have to offer — not just our careers, but also our benefits and work/life balance programs.

Our Mission

The IRS Veterans Employment Program Office is designed to provide quality training and work experience to wounded warriors and veterans by offering various non-paid internship opportunities within the IRS as well as help veterans who qualify for one or more of the three special hiring authorities to become gainfully employed within the IRS.

Veterans' Preference

Veterans' preference gives special consideration to eligible disabled Veterans in Federal employment. Veterans who are disabled, or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns, are entitled to preference over non-Veterans. If a numerical rating system is used to evaluate applications for employment, ten points are added to the overall score. If a quality factor rating system is used, such as best qualified, highly qualified, and qualified, the disabled Veteran is placed at the top of the quality group. Veterans with a 30 percent compensable disability are placed at the top of the best qualified group. Preference points may also be added for the spouse of a disabled Veteran, widow/widowers of deceased Veterans, and the mother of a deceased Veteran.

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans are just that…designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. Some of the most common non-competitive placement authorities for veterans include:

  • Veterans' Recruitment Appointment
  • 30% or More Disabled Veteran
  • Schedule A Appointing Authority

For detailed information about Federal hiring authorities for Veterans, please visit
The VA Veteran Employment Center (VEC) provides dynamic, easy-to-use tools to translate your military experience into marketable skills, take self-assessments, create civilian resumes and search for jobs. To get started with VA for Vets, please visit 

Non-Competitive Placement Opportunities

The IRS offers non-competitive placements by maintaining a repository of eligible veterans and persons with disabilities. Preference eligible candidates, wishing to be considered for Non-Competitive placement, should submit their information to the applicable USAJOBS Announcements found here.

Candidates will have the opportunity to indicate the locations and IRS Career fields in which they are interested and should upload all supporting documentation with their submission (Resume, DD-214, Vet Preference Letter, Schedule A Letter, etc.).  

As managers request Veteran candidates, qualified applicants will be provided from the repository. At their discretion, hiring managers may then contact selected candidates for an interview.

Additional Resources:

IRS Veterans Program Office

For questions about IRS employment opportunities for Veterans, email: