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VA Puget Sound Health Care System

 

Jobs & Careers

Opportunities

By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.


At VA Puget Sound, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

Our Human Resources office is located near the South entrance of Bldg. 1 in Seattle and is available for applicants Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit us to view our announcements, complete any necessary materials, and submit your application package.
If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at (206) 764-2135.

New Hires and Trainees

Thank you for your interest in working with Veterans and congratulations on your appointment at VA Puget Sound. Before your first day, please click here to find out what you need and what to expect.

Veteran Information

If you are a Veteran and are interested in working for VA Puget Sound, visit fedshirevets.gov for more information about Veterans preference and other options for Veterans in the Federal Government.

Nursing Staff

If you are a nursing professional interested in working for VA Puget Sound, please contact Donna Kline, Nurse Recruiter, at (206) 764-2487.

If you are a nursing student, please learn about our VALOR program.

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

Political Activities as a Federal Employee

There are restrictions on your partisan political activity imposed by the Hatch Act. 5 U.S.C. §§ 7321-7326.

All Employees are prohibited at all times from:
Fundraising on behalf of a political party, partisan organization or a candidate for partisan office.

  • Using their official VA title or making reference to their VA position while engaging in any political activity.
  • Using their official authority to coerce another to participate in political activity, or soliciting or receiving volunteer services from a subordinate for any political purpose.
  • Running as a candidate for partisan public office.
  • Encouraging or discouraging the political activity of any subordinate employee, any person who has any business pending before VA, or any person who is receiving any VA benefits.

For more information or to refer to the Hatch Act, please visit The Office of Special Council Website.

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

  1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850B Application for Medical Residents
Download 10-2850C Application for Audiologist, Audiologist — Speech Pathologist, Biomedical Engineer, Blind Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologic Technician, Dietitian, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliary, Kinesiotherapist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Instrument Technician, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Records Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orthotist-Prosthetist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Prosthetic Representative, Registered Respiratory Therapy Technician, Social Worker, and Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
Cover Page
Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.