DFAS Hire a Hero Program

DFAS Hire a Hero Program

DFAS is committed to providing employment opportunities for men and women who have honorably served on behalf of our nation. To support this commitment, we are currently using an Applicant Supply File that includes 10 point veteran's preference eligible applicants. After a preliminary qualification determination is made, we place applicants in this file as a match for all of our specialties (series) and grades for which they are likely qualified. As vacancies occur in these specialties and grades, we can use this file and these possible matches as a means of recruitment using streamlined hiring authorities.

Apply through the Hire a Hero Program

This link will bring up a secure ticket to submit your documentation for the Hire a Hero Program. Tap on the icon to "Submit Documentation" as the subcategory. Fill in your contact information and establish a password to gain future access to your ticket. There is also a block to ask a question related to program. At the bottom, choose each file you wish to submit with your application (see below list of documents). Once documents have been attached and required fields have been completed you will click the “Submit” button to securely transmit your information.

Documents required:

  •  Resume
  •  DD-214 (copy 2 or 4, which includes type of discharge (e.g. honorable, general, etc.) which is the copy needed to be registered)
  •  Letter indicating service-connected disability rating
  • College/University Transcripts (must be provided if qualifying based upon education in lieu of experience and/or requesting consideration for a position that has a positive education requirement [e.g. Auditor, Accountant, Contract Specialist, etc.])
  • Hire a Hero Questionnaire (identifies jobs and geographic locations of interest)

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Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

VRA is a special hiring authority to appoint eligible veterans without competition to positions at any grade level up through GS-11. Veterans are then converted to career or career-conditional appointment after two years of successful service. You must meet the basic qualifications for the position.


Veterans’ Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

The Veterans’ Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 allows qualified veterans to apply under merit promotion procedures when the agency is recruiting from outside the Department of Defense.  You must be among the best qualified candidates to be referred for the position.

30% of more Disabled Veterans Appointment (DAV)

A veteran with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent of more (by way of notice from the Veterans Administration) may be non-competitively appointed. Eligible disabled veterans can receive a noncompetitive, temporary appointment of more than 60 days or a term appointment.  Then they may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment at any time during the temporary or term appointment based on successful performance. You may also be eligible to apply to our Hire a Hero positions. This is an additional hiring authority that DFAS uses to recruit military veterans. Check out the Hire a Hero Program page for more information on how to apply through this program.

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