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Applicants with questions about any of our current openings may contact the Human Resources Managers listed below:

Location Contact Information
ARDMORE Email Cindy Hargis or Call 580-221-5603  
Email Sara May or Call 918-965-3652
CENTRAL OFFICE  Email Shena Goforth or Call 405-523-4032
CLINTON Email Nancy Burrow or Call 580-331-2225
LAWTON/FT SILL Email Kent Woods or Call 580-354-4127
NORMAN Email Crystal Daniels or Call 405-928-2825
SULPHUR Email Michael Miller or Call 580-331-6400

The State of Oklahoma respects veterans, their sacrifices and the freedoms their service provides. To honor that service, the State of Oklahoma will provide all honorably discharged veterans interviews for matched state executive branch positions that utilize the Office of Veterans Placement.

The Office of Veterans Placement also provides:

  • Employment counseling.
  • Assistance in identifying transferable military skills, qualifications and career assessment.
  • Assistance in drafting competitive resumes.
  • Instruction in developing comprehensive job search strategies.
  • Job placement assistance.

Please take a moment to look at the numerous job opportunities the State of Oklahoma has to offer.

To utilize the  services, a veteran is required to apply for eligibility. Please email the Office of Veterans Placement your eligibility documentation listed below. Soon after applying, a staff member will determine your veteran eligibility status. If found eligible, the staff member will email your Veterans Placement Eligibility Form. If it is determined that you are not an eligible veteran, then you will receive an email notification with that information.

If you are veteran seeking employment with the State of Oklahoma and cannot find a job opening, or just would like to complete eligibility for future state employment opportunities, please apply now

New job openings are posted daily. Completing your eligibility early will streamline your application process and provide peace of mind knowing your Veterans Placement Eligibility Form is complete for future use.

It is important to upload your Veterans Placement Eligibility Form on each of your applications. Not uploading your eligibility form could result in a missed interview opportunity.

The Office of Veterans Placement determines whether your application is a match for the posted position or not. Your eligibility form can be applied to full and part-time internal and external postings for guaranteed interviews. There are state positions that are exempt from adhering to veterans placement interview requirements listed within the Civil Service and Human Capital Modernization Rules.

These positions include:

  • Persons employed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Oklahoma State Senate, Legislative Service Bureau, or the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency;
  • Elected officials;
  • Political appointees;
  • District attorneys, assistant district attorneys or other employees of the district attorney's office;
  • The state judiciary or persons employed by the state judiciary;
  • Not more than five percent (5%) of an agency's employees designated as executive management as determined by the agency director. The number of employees shall be determined by the number of active position identification numbers an agency has; or
  • Temporary and seasonal positions.


Required for documentation for Veterans placement eligibility

The following documents must be submitted to qualify for veterans placement eligibility:

  • If you were active duty, submit a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215)
  • If you were a reservist, submit a copy of your discharge certificate.
  • If you were in the National Guard, submit a copy of your Report for Separation and Record of Service (NGB Form 22 or 22A).    

Note: The DD214, discharge certificate or NGB 22 must state the character of service as honorable. Not all DD214 copies included the character of service. Please submit service copy 2, 3 or member copy 4.

Veteran definition: “Veteran” means any person who served the full obligation for active duty, reserves or National Guard service in the military, or received an early discharge for a medical condition, hardship or reduction in force; and has been separated or discharged from such service honorably or under honorable conditions.


Any qualified applicant with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to complete the application/interview process. The specific nature of the accommodation requested and the reason for the request must be indicated at the time the resume is submitted.


ODVA is committed to providing an alcohol and drug free workplace.  Employees may be requested or required to undergo drug or alcohol testing at any time it reasonably believes that the employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, vaping or related devices while on the premises of property (indoor and outdoor) under the control of ODVA or in vehicles owned and/or operated by ODVA.

Contact HR - Jennifer Shockley, Director of Human Resources Oklahoma Dept. of Veterans Affairs PO Box 53067 Oklahoma City, OK 73152 405-523-4030

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Apply for Veterans Placement Eligibility

To take advantage of the Office of Veterans Placement offered services, please upload your documentation and email your request for veterans placement eligibility.


Office of Veterans Placement
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-6419 | 405-521-6413


ODVA also has a Claims & Benefits Division with offices at the VA Regional Office in Muskogee; VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City; VA Medical Center, Muskogee; VA Outpatient Clinic, Tulsa; the Lawton/Fort Sill Oklahoma Veterans Center and in the ODVA Central Office, Oklahoma City.  Veterans Service Representatives (VSR) are located in the offices and out on the road.  Itinerant VSRs travel throughout the state in all counties.  VSRs offer assistance to Veterans and/or their dependents in filing claims for service connected disability compensation and will represent the veteran through the appeals process if necessary.  Representatives must be an honorably discharged veteran in addition to the qualification requirements in the job description. Vacancies will be announced on the HCM Jobs website

Eligible employees receive a wide variety of benefits to participate in, making your overall compensation package more than just a pay check!  You’ll receive a generous benefit allowance to use towards the cost of health, dental, disability, life and optional choices.  Annual leave, sick leave, eleven paid holidays, retirement plan (Pathfinder) with up to 7% employer match, optional participation in a personalized wellness mentoring program, as well as training and career development opportunities, are some of the additional benefits.


  • Anyone applying for a full or part time position with ODVA, including former employees seeking re-employment, current employees seeking a new position or promotion to a different classification and Veteran Center volunteers, must sign the OK State Department of Health OK-Screen Consent and Release Form and must pass a background check that includes in part, Sex Offender Registries, Office of Inspector General Health and Human Services List of Excluded Individuals and Entities and Transunion Background Inquiry System for certain positions.
  • The facility must receive verification that an individual applying for an unlicensed nursing position is not listed on any state’s abuse registries prior being offered any office of state employment (employee or contract) or approved as a volunteer.
  • Federal immigration law requires all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This agency participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. Participation in the program does not exempt the agency from the obligation to complete a Form I-9 for all new employees.  During the enrollment process, all new hires are required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.
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