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Careers for Veterans

Thank you for your service to our country. Consider continuing to serve your nation here at EPA. We need professionals with strong IT, business, management, finance, public affairs, and science backgrounds.

We offer a variety of career opportunities throughout the United States for qualified applicants like you. So please explore everything we have to offer -- not just current job announcements, but also our mission, accomplishments, and benefits.

ABOVE: Sgt. Danny Hart, U.S. Army, 55th Signal Company (combat camera), hard at work in Mogadishu at his desk constructed of MRE boxes.
BELOW: Today, Danny is Associate Director, U.S. EPA Office of Web Communications.

Why EPA?

EPA Injured Soldier and Veteran Volunteer Placement Program (ISVVPP)

ISVVPP provides temporary work experience to eligible active duty military service members and veterans. ISVVPP includes both paid and unpaid (volunteer) internship programs:

  • ISVVPP partners with DoD's Operation Warfighter (OWF) program. OWF is a paid federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured service members, placing them in supportive work settings that positively impact their rehabilitation. Open to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, Operation Warfighter represents a great opportunity for service members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience. Local OWF Coordinators refer applicants to EPA.

  • ISVVPP partners with the Veterans Administration (VA). In this program, which EPA refers to as the Veterans Non-Paid Work Experience Program, eligible veterans can obtain training and practical job experience consistent with their vocational rehabilitation goals. VA pays participants' monthly subsistence allowance for the duration of the program. The goal of the program is for veterans to obtain full-time permanent employment in the offices where they have been placed, or in similar offices, assuming a vacancy is available. VA Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors refer applicants to EPA.

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EPA benefits for vets

  • Federal employment benefits are among the most comprehensive programs available anywhere. At EPA, our goal is to be considered by all as an "employer of choice." We are committed to paying people well and providing excellent benefits. Learn more about the benefits of working at EPA.

  • EPA has launched an informal mentoring program that matches seasoned EPA employees who are veterans with new hires who have served in the armed forces. To learn more about this mentoring program, email EPA's Veteran Employment Program Manager at epaveterans@epa.gov.

  • Employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves for either active duty or training receive military leave benefits. Your type of deployment will determine how much leave you can accrue.

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