Military

The United States Postal Service has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans, reservists, and their family members. In fact, we currently employ nearly 100,000 Military members and Veterans in our organization. We value the leadership, reliability, and high-tech skills veterans bring to the organization, as well as their loyalty and integrity.

From our Students & graduates to our other career opportunities, there are many options for veterans. Explore veteran specific information here.

To receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veteran’s preference on your online application. The Postal Service requires that you submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.

For more information on veteran’s preference:

Military Service is treated as prior employment. To receive credit for your military service toward your retirement, all military service must be Honorable or General to complete a buyback.

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The Postal recruiting team recruits nationwide and year-round. These hiring events are great opportunities for you to visit with our team and ask specific questions about the Postal Service.

For more information on upcoming job fair events:

We proudly support local and national veteran outreach organizations to help United States Veterans find a secure and stable career at the Postal Service. We offer positions and programs that are great for Veterans including our Intern Program for Veteran’s who are students and our Professional Development Program for transitioning Veterans into their career.

To get started on the application process, you must search for a job and create a profile, in whatever order you choose.

Learn how to apply

For additional information about career opportunities to veterans, reservists, and their family members, email us at military@usps.gov.

Explore opportunities for veterans

Our Veterans have found that their skills translate well to specific positions offered at the USPS. Explore the following open positions:


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