It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to to give preference to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans in the filling of non-exempt vacant positions,in accordance with state law requirements. Veterans preference does not apply to certain exempt positions, such as department directors.
- Claiming Preference
- Promotional Provisions for County Employees
- Summary of Changes effective July 1, 2007
- Veterans' Preference Categories
- Disabled Veterans
- Spouse of Disabled Veteran
- Spouse of Veteran MIA
- Spouse of Deceased Veteran
- Wartime Periods
Preference is extended to:
- veterans with a service-connected disability.
- the spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability.
- veterans who have served during a period of war.
- the unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
When claiming veterans preference you must:
- complete the Veterans' Preference section of the job application and
- submit Veterans' Preference Documentation within three calendar days of the position's closing date -- four, if Monday is a legal holiday.
Preference will not be awarded unless the documentation is complete. Documents that arrive after the deadline will not be accepted.
Do not submit originals as documents cannot be returned. Copies should be marked to show the job posting number and classification for which you are claiming preference.
Documents may be:
- scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- faxed to 305-679-7545,
- hand delivered by the applicant or representative or
- mailed to:
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
VETERAN PREFERENCE COORDINATOR
111 NW 1 STREET SUITE 2110
MIAMI, FL 33128-1906
Promotional Provisions for County Employees
Miami-Dade County employees who leave their employment to serve in the armed forces may be eligible for veterans preference for promotion upon their return to the workforce.
To be eligible, the veteran must have had an honorable discharge from the armed forces and be reinstated as a County employee within the timeframe prescribed to their respective military tours.Back to Top
Summary of Changes effective July 1, 2007
- Preference eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the state or any position or any political subdivision in the state.
- Persons who were previously ineligible for preference 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.
- 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 or Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Form DD-214 (member 4) or
Military discharge papers or equivalent certification from the VA listing:
dates of service,
discharge type and
campaign and expeditionary medals awarded
Spouse of Disabled Veteran
Spouse of Veteran Missing in Action, Captured or Forcibly Detained
Spouse of Deceased Veteran
Wartime periods as defined by law include:
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