VETERANS PROGRAMS

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Veterans Opportunities

In an effort to honor the men and women in our armed forces, and to continue benefiting from their talents, training, and dedication to public service, Riverside County will be expanding the opportunities for civilian employment to our external veteran candidates.


Our Programs

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Veterans Preference

Veterans’ Preference provides veterans, and their spouse, opportunities to receive interviews in the selection process with the County of Riverside.

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VET Program

The program allows the County to offer temporary apprenticeship or on-the-job training opportunities throughout departments in a variety of occupational areas.

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Army PaYs

The County of Riverside is an Army PaYS partner. 

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FAQs

Veterans’ Preference provides veterans, and their spouse, opportunities to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and internship openings with the County of Riverside. The County’s veterans’ preference consideration will be applied to all competitive employment processes. Veterans and their spouse must apply for positions and will be given an interview if they: Meet the minimum qualifications; Meet any other required special qualifications;  Achieve a passing score for examinations (where required); and Provide evidence that they have the skills required of the position. Note: Only individuals, who have provided proof of eligibility by the job-posting deadline, will receive Veterans’ Preference designation, regardless of having marked ‘yes’ to being a veteran or a qualifying family member during the application process.

To continue Riverside County’s dedicated effort to provide opportunities to the brave men and women in our armed forces, the Veterans Education and Training (VET) Program provides eligible veterans a unique professional training opportunity. The program allows the County to offer temporary apprenticeship or on-the-job training opportunities throughout county departments in a variety of occupational areas. Program participation also includes opportunity for continued learning through Human Resources Talent Management Division. The VET Program is dedicated to enhancing veterans’ existing knowledge, skills, and abilities while simultaneously developing quality internal candidates. This program is an effective tool for broadening veterans’ skills to be competitive candidates for regular county careers and provide them with opportunities for upward career mobility and longevity, while continuing their service to the public. This is one of many veteran initiatives that enables the County to continue to benefit from their talents, dedication, and training.

The County of Riverside is an Army PaYS partner.  If you are a separating Army PaYS soldier and need information about interviewing, please contact Anne Patten at APatten@RIVCO.ORG or (951) 955-3432.  You can also find general information about the program on the Army PaYS website.


Contact Us

Please contact the Recruiter listed in the Job Gateway job posting for questions you may have about a job opening or applying.  Recruiter contact information is included in every job posting. If you need additional help, please email us at Recruiting@RIVCO.ORG