A New Opportunity to Continue Serving

July 27, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

family smiling outside house The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes the sacrifices of the men and women who proudly serve our country. We are committed to helping you secure today and tomorrow. The ending of your military career can be the beginning of a rewarding one in public service.

SSA offers you the opportunity to continue serving the American people after your transition from military to civilian life. You selflessly served your country, and now we want you as part of SSA’s family. Our agency offers several career options in many diverse fields. Of all the employees we hired in fiscal year 2017, 25 percent were veterans.

We will help you prepare for your new career with SSA. Through our Veterans Employment Initiative, we provide tools, training, and information on all the employee benefits and services available to you as a new hire. You will have access to veteran-related training, reasonable accommodations, and regular contact with other veteran employees.

Veteran’s Preference is available to certain veterans who were discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions. In accordance with the Veterans’ Preference law, you may be eligible for priority placement over other eligible applicants.  In addition, you may be eligible for non-competitive selection through special hiring authorities for veterans.

Through a partnership with our agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veteran employees may be eligible to participate in the VA’s GI Bill On-the-Job Training program that provides a stipend, in addition to their salary, while completing on-the-job training.  Eligible disabled veterans can also gain valuable work experience to help them transition to the civilian work environment through the VA’s Nonpaid Work Experience Internship Program.

Our Veterans and Military Affairs Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Commissioner of Social Security, executives, and managers on veteran issues.  The council also supports our veteran employees with mentorship, support, and other services.

I invite you to consider joining our SSA family. We will welcome you with open arms and the honor and respect you deserve. For more information, please visit our Opportunities for Veterans webpage designed just for you.

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Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Human Resources

About Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Human Resources


  1. Saramma G.

    It’s a Godsend. I have always dreamed about working at the SSA. Although I am disabled, I get a few healthy hours. I haven’t forgotten my skills, and I would like to use it for work. Although money is a factor for life, in my case, the satisfaction I receive when I solve problems or when I create something beautiful from scratch, is unexplainable. I have experience working in the HR Division processing Personnel Transactions using Oracle and Peoplesoft. I am easily trainable, so no problem using any other tools. If the HR is reading this, please consider giving me a part-time position. I would like to do difficult and challenging jobs. Using my brain to solve problems also helps me with my disability.

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  4. Cara M.

    Thank you for all the information you have submitted may be useful for us all and sekses always.

    • Jenna Y.

      Thanks for your feedback, Cara! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

  5. Pat E.

    I. am a veterans wife and would love and opportunity to work for and with you! I have worked as a realtor can help in housing needs and in Air Warefare at the Pentagon. I have a wide variety of experience and as I stated would welcome an opportunity t work with you.

    • Jenna Y.

      Pat, thank you so much for your service to our country! If you are interested in working for the Social Security Administration, please visit our Careers At SSA page to learn about career options. Good luck to you!

  6. Bruce A.

    I am Vietnam veteran. I am 64 years old and presently between contracts. I have 25 + years in Commercial Nuclear Power as a Instrumentation and Process Control Specialist. Positions held were Electronics Tech, System Engineer and the last 10 years have been Technical writing (procedures to trouble shoot, repair and calibrate) for Instrumentation and Process Control Maintenance Personnel. Is there any work available for me.

    • Jenna Y.

      Bruce, thank you so much for your service to our country! If you are interested in working for the Social Security Administration, please visit our Careers At SSA page to learn about career options. Good luck to you!

  7. Billy P.

    SSA needs to come clean about the PTSD vets it hired who washed out…

    • Missy K.

      I agree. I also feel they need to quit giving money to non legitimate children survivors or pay into a fund for just that.

  8. Brittany H.

    Hello. I am Brittany Henson of Annapolis, Missouri. While my daddy was a veteran of Vietnam and my son and his wife currently serve in the Air Force. I however am not a service member. I do SUPPORT everything and everyone in the military. I am a single mother whose goal in life is to help and support our service men and women. I am currently trying to help abused women and there children. I have no money, no business background, only my Faith in my LORD God Almighty. Would live to help the many veteran’s who are in such need of secure homes and a stable environment. If their is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to call on me.
    Very sincerely
    Brittany Henson

  9. James M.

    I am a semi-retired Vietnam veteran. I will be 69 years old next month. Awarded Emeritus status by the American Institute of Architects after a 36 year career.
    Would there be any position that I could utilize my knowledge and skills on a part time basis?

  10. David S.

    “Of all the employees we hired in fiscal year 2017, 25 percent were veterans.”

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