Veterans Opportunities

Thank you for your service!

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is actively recruiting and hiring veterans.  We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Learn more about Veterans' Preference, and Special Appointing Authorities for Veterans here.  

Special Appointing Authorities for Veterans


Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority

The VRA is a special authority by which DCMA can appoint eligible veterans without competition to positions at any grade level through General Schedule (GS) 11 or equivalent (the promotion potential of the position is not a factor).  VRA appointees are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service.  There is no limitation to the number of VRA appointments an individual may receive, provided the individual is otherwise eligible.

After two years of satisfactory service, the agency must convert the veteran to career or career-conditional appointment, as appropriate.

Those who are eligible include:

  • Disabled veterans; or
  • Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or
  • Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or
  • Recently separated veterans.

Veterans claiming eligibility on the basis of service in a campaign or expedition for which a medal was awarded must be in receipt of the campaign badge or medal.

In addition to meeting the criteria above, eligible veterans must have been separated under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).

Learn more about VRA here.
 

To apply to the DCMA non-competitively as a VRA applicant:

Step 1:  Log in (or create) your account at the USAJobs site.

Step 2:  Create/Review your resume, and upload all supporting documentation documenting your eligibility for VRA.  This should include your DD-214, and any other supporting documents (as described on the OPM Website).

Step 3:  Go to our Opportunities tab and select the position you wish to apply for.

Step 4: Apply for the selected position, ensuring that you select the appropriate box for VRA, and attach the supporting documentation you uploaded earlier.  Don’t forget to attach your transcripts, and/or other documentation to verify your qualification for the position.
 

30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

30% or More Service Connected Disabled Veteran Authority (SCDVA) allows any Veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability to be non-competitively appointed.  DCMA may give a noncompetitive temporary appointment of more than 60 days or a term appointment to any veteran:

  • Retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; or
  • Rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since 1991 or later to include disability determinations from a branch of the Armed Forces at any time, as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.

There is no grade level limitation for this authority, but the appointee must meet all qualification requirements, including any written test requirement.

The agency may convert the employee, without a break in service, to a career or career-conditional appointment at any time during the employee's temporary or term appointment.

Learn more about 30% SCDVA here.
 

To apply to the DCMA non-competitively as a 30% Service Connected Disabled Veteran:  

Step 1:  Log in (or create) your account at the USAJobs site.

Step 2:  Create/Review your resume, and upload all supporting documentation documenting your eligibility for the 30% SCDVA.  This should include a current SF-15 (available below), your DD-214, Veterans Administration 30% SCDVA Civil Service Preference Letter (downloaded from e-benefits), and any other supporting documents (as described on the OPM Website).

Step 3:  Go to our Opportunities tab and select the position you wish to apply for.

Step 4:  Apply for the selected position, ensuring that you select the appropriate box for 30% SCDVA, and attach the supporting documentation you uploaded earlier.  Don’t forget to attach your transcripts, and/or other documentation to verify your qualification for the position. 

Note: Once you have applied, we suggest that you create a ‘Saved Search’ at USAJobs in order to be notified when we post new openings you may be interested in.  You can find the link on your USAJobs home page while signed in.


How to Contact a DCMA Recruiter:

Veterans with questions about finding employment with DCMA, or in need of assistance with applying for DCMA positions can find a recruiter by e-mailing us at VeteranOpportunities@dcma.mil.

30% Service Connected Disabled Veterans, VRA and VEO Veterans interested in DCMA opportunities should download the Veteran Interest Questionnaire, fill it out and send it via e-mail to us at VeteranOpportunities@dcma.mil(This does not constitute an application for employment; your information will be kept on file for 6 months, and will be accessible to the Recruitment Team and for review by hiring managers.)

We also take general questions from our Veterans at the same address.


Reference Documents:

Sample Veterans Administration 30% Service Connected Disability Civil Service Preference Letter
SF 15