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Employment Application
Veterans' Preference Form

 

RCW 41.04.010, as amended by House Bill 1065, provides for a veterans' preference to be added to the final passing score on written examinations taken by certain veterans in the recruitment and selection process. Additionally, RCW 73.16.010 provides for a preference in hiring for certain veterans and their widows or widowers. If you believe you are eligible to be considered for preference under either RCW, you need to complete and submit this questionnaire with your application materials. Information will be kept confidential and used only in accordance with the ADA.

PLEASE READ THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY. Applicants claiming veteran's preference eligibility will be required to provide documents to verify eligibility such as a DD 214 or other appropriate service discharge record.

Do you wish to claim Veterans' Preference?
Yes No

 

For Civil Service Employment
Your passing score will be increased by either five (5) or ten (10) percent if you qualify for this program and you are not receiving military retirement pay. If you are receiving military retirement pay, your passing score will be increased by five (5) percent.
1. Veteran’s Status:
A. I have served on active military duty, as a member in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or as a member of the women’s air forces service pilots, during a period of war or in an armed conflict as defined in RCW 41.04.005: WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era (2/28/61-5/7/75 if served in the Republic of Vietnam; 8/5/64- 5/7/75 if served elsewhere), Crisis in Lebanon, Invasion of Granada, Operation Just Cause (Panama); Operation Restore Hope (Somalia); Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti); Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia); Operation Noble Eagle; Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Point Guard.
B. I have served on active military duty, as a member in a branch of the armed forces of the United States or as a member of the women’s air forces service pilots, but not during a period of war as defined in RCW 41.04.005.
C. I am a veteran of any war of the United States, or of any military campaign for which a campaign ribbon has been awarded.
   
   
2. Discharge Status:
I have received an honorable discharge.
I have received a discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record.
   
3. Receipt of Veterans’ Benefits:
I am not receiving any veterans' retirement payments.
I am receiving veterans' retirement payments.
 
4. Receipt of Veterans’ Preference in Appointment:
I have never been granted veterans' preference to obtain an appointment to a position with the State of Washington or any political subdivision or municipal corporation.
I have previously been granted veterans' preference and obtained an appointment to a position within Yakima County, and was afterward called or recalled to active military service for a minimum of one year during a period of war, and I am now seeking a promotion within this county government
For Non-Civil Service Employment
Although civil service points are not added under this category, employment preference is given to qualified veterans, surviving spouses of deceased veterans, or spouses of a permanently disabled veteran.
Veteran’s Status:
I am a veteran as defined above (please complete “For Civil Service Employment Section’).
I am the widow or widower of a veteran qualifying under item 1C, For Civil Service Employment Section.
List Percentage of spouse’s disability:
(Must provide copy of US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Disability Awards letter).
I am the spouse of an honorably discharged veteran who has a service connected permanent or total disability
List campaign, expeditionary, or service medals spouse received:
(Must provide copy of US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Disability Awards letter).