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Veterans Preference

Veterans preference, as outlined in Florida Statutes, Chapter 295, will be given to Florida residents who are eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who meet the advertised qualifications for full-time and part-time positions.

If you are seeking veterans preference, please upload a copy of form DD-214 in the attachments section of the application.

The following changes to veterans preference in Florida were effective July 1, 2007:

  1. Preference in eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the state or any political subdivision of the state.
  2. Persons who were previously ineligible because they held or are currently holding a job with a public employer are now eligible to use their veterans preference again with all employers covered by law.
  3. Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they did not serve during an eligible wartime period may now be eligible for veterans preference if they served during Operation Enduring Freedom (beginning October 7, 2001) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (beginning March 19, 2003).
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