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Jobs for military spouses 

At VA, we know military spouses are educated, qualified, and ready to serve the nation’s Veterans and their families. We offer rewarding careers across the U.S. that give you the flexibility to support your military spouse through transfers and relocations.  

Find your career

We’ve partnered with the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program to help recruit, hire, promote, and retain military spouses in meaningful careers at VA. Search for open jobs today. 

The 4+1 Commitment

Recently, VA became the first federal agency to sign the 4+1 Commitment, a voluntary pledge by employers to expand military spouse employment opportunities by adopting at least 1 of the 4 following policies: 

  1. Facilitate job transferability 
  1. Offer remote or telework options 
  1. Offer flexible work hours 
  1. Provide paid or permissive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) leave 

Here’s how VA has adopted all 4 policies, and more: 

  • Military spouses can be reassigned within VA when required to move due to military service. 
  • VA offers telework and remote positions—find these with the “remote jobs” filter on 
  • Recognizing the ever-changing demands of military life, VA policy allows military spouses to request flexible or compressed work schedules. 
  • VA leave-approving officials can approve up to 5 paid administrative leave days for a PCS.  
  • VA has extended Leave Without Pay status to military spouses whose active-duty military members receive PCS orders, going above and beyond the 4+1 Commitment because we recognize the value of all that military spouses have to offer. 

Promoted jobs for military spouses

There are a variety of occupations open to military spouses. Here are some of the most popular choices. 

Information technology (IT)

Our IT professionals help deliver innovative technologies and ensure our networks are safe and working well for all Veterans who come through our doors. 

civilian professionals

Environmental services

Help Veterans get better fast by keeping facilities clean and safe for patients, staff, and visitors. Work alongside fellow Veterans, who make up 85% of our custodial staff. 


Administrative support

Our administrative professionals work behind the scenes in finance, human resources, and other fields to support our mission of providing the best possible health care to Veterans. 

Additional resources to set you on the right path

If you’re a military spouse, we invite you to pursue your career at VA. Get more help and resources below. 

My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA

Military spouses can receive up to $4,000 in tuition to pursue licensing in targeted fields.  

DoD Military One Source 

Find comprehensive information and resources on military spouse education and career opportunities. 

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