We thank you for your service and we salute you!

This page is designed to assist our honored military veteran men and women while seeking employment with the University of Florida. The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in education, research and service. As an organization, we value the skills and experience military veterans may bring to the university. We hope you find this page helpful while searching for employment and we are glad you are considering the University of Florida for your future career development! On this page you can find information on:


How to Apply for Employment at the University of Florida

To view and apply for any of the current available positions at the University of Florida please visit jobs.ufl.edu.

The Application Process

The University of Florida offers a variety of exciting job opportunities for staff and faculty positions. All applications must be submitted online via the Careers at UF website and goes directly to the department who makes the ultimate hiring decision.

Applicant Tutorial

Click the title above to view the tutorial. Whether you are a new or returning applicant, you may find this tutorial on UF’s application system helpful. The applicant tutorial provides information on how to:

  • Search for positions
  • Sign up to receive positions via emails
  • Applying for a position
  • Managing your profile
  • Contact information

You’ve Applied, What Next?

The recruitment process can take several weeks, the time frame varies greatly based on factors such as the volume of applicants, the department’s schedule, and the need for the job. Take a look at the infographic below on what to expect once you’ve submitted your application. 

What is Veteran’s Preference at UF?

Veteran’s Preference means granting the applicant further consideration than what they would have attained through their own merit. At the University of Florida we do not utilize a scoring system when reviewing applicants during the recruitment process. UF grants veteran’s preference on qualified positions with a minimum of an initial interview for all veterans who claim and are eligible for preference.

Qualified Positions

Click the veteran pref worksheet to view the positions eligible for veteran’s preference at the University of Florida.

What are the Requirements to Qualify?

  • A DD214 Form or equivalent certification from the DVA, with the veteran’s military status, dates of service and discharge type must be included in the application packet. For an example of an acceptable DD214 form, click here.
    A sample copy
  • The Character of Service field must list HONORABLE for the most recent separation from the military.
  • Current reserve members and National Guard members must provide a letter from their Commanding Officer stating the dates of their military service to establish that they are currently active. Additional information concerning veteran’s preference is available at the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs webpage.

Who Qualifies for Veteran’s Preference and Additional Documentation

The following information is per the Department of Veteran Affairs. The Additional Documentation column reflects documents in addition to the DD214 form.

CategoryDefinitionAdditional Documentation
Veteran with a service-connected disability Eligible for or receiving compensation, disability retirement, or pension under public laws administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
  • Must provide a document from the Department of Defense or the DVA certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability.
Wartime veteran Served on active duty for one day or more during a wartime period, or who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition. **Active duty for training shall not qualify for eligibility under this paragraph. Not applicable
Spouse of a disabled veteran Spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained by a foreign power.
  • Must provide a certification from the Department of Defense or the DVA that the veteran is totally and permanently disabled or an identification card issued by the Department of Defense.
  • Spouses must provide evidence of marriage to the veteran and a statement that the spouse is still married to the veteran at the time of the application for employment.
  • Spouses must submit proof that the disabled veteran cannot qualify for employment because of the service-connected disability.
Spouses of persons on active duty Of a person on active duty who is listed as missing in action, captured in line of duty, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • Must provide a document from the Department of Defense or the DVA certifying that the person on active duty is listed as missing in action, captured in line of duty, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • Spouses must provide evidence of marriage and a statement that the spouse is married to the person on active duty at the time of that application for employment.
Unmarried widow or widower of a veteran Of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
  • Must provide a document from the Department of Defense showing the death of service member while on duty status under combat-related conditions or the DVA certifying the service-connected death of the veteran, and evidence of marriage.
Mother, father, legal guardian, or un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the United States Armed Forces Of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty under combat-related conditions, as verified by the United States Department of Defense.
  • Must provide a document from the Department of Defense showing the death of service member while on duty status under combat-related conditions or the DVA certifying the service-connected death of the veteran, and evidence of marriage.
  • The legal guardian must provide the proper court documents establishing the legal authority for the Guardian.
Reserve A current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard.
  • Must provide a letter from their Commanding Officer stating the dates of their military service to establish that they are currently active.

** A veteran as defined in s.1.01(14). Active duty for training may not be allowed for eligibility under this paragraph.

Available Resources for Veterans

Below is a list of available resources we recommend to military veterans when seeking employment. The links below provide tools that can assist during a job search and career transition to the civilian workplace.

  • O*Net Online: A website designed to assist you translate your military skills to their equivalent in the civilian workforce. This is helpful when writing a resume.
  • CareerSource Northeast Florida: Provides resources on interview preparedness, tips on building a network, preparing for Skype interviews, etc.
  • North Central Florida CareerSource Veteran Services: Assist veterans with employment and training needs. Services include: assistance with creating resumes, conducting job searches, applying for jobs, and information about veteran’s benefits.
  • My Next Move: Is a portal that can help you learn more about different job industries and find jobs related to your military experience. Additionally, it provides insight on the outlook and education/experience needed for specific job industries.
  • Hire Heroes USA: Hire Heroes USA offers Free Resume Services for transitioning military members and their spouses. It also offers job search assistance, transition assistance, and a variety of templates.
  • Learn How to Become: Provides useful resources for resume writing, interviewing readiness, and overcoming challenges and opportunities in the job search.
  • Military.com: Provides a variety of services for veterans when seeking employment. Services include: career advice, job hunting, interviewing tips, military transition and more!

UF Competitive Benefits Package

UF employees have the opportunity to fulfill their careers endeavors and have access to a comprehensive benefits package. Come and be part of UF, and see all the great benefits UF has to offer you!

Health, Retirement & Leave Benefits

Here are some of the outstanding benefits UF offers:

  • Health Insurance Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Sick Time, Paid Vacation and Holiday Time off

To find our more information about our comprehensive benefits package, please visit our website.

Employee Education Program

The Employee Education Program, or EEP, is an opportunity funded by university resources that enables full-time UF Academic Personnel, TEAMS and USPS employees, who have been employed in good standing for at least six months, to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester at the state university, public community or state college closest to their work location. The EEP application process does not replace the admissions or registration processes required of any student. Visit the EEP webpage to learn more.

UF Employees Testimonials

We are excited to share how UF employees with military experience have succeed at the University of Florida. We thank you for your service and we are glad you are here!

Featured Branch: Air Force

“As a member of the University of Florida Human Resource Team since 1999 and a former veteran of the United States Air Force, my training and experience from my service, was an important reasons why I feel I was hired into my current position here at UF. During my service time, I learned skills that allowed me the ability to multi-task, organize, and prioritize my workday. My success as a leader and manager can be directly tied to my years in the United States Air Force.”   Eric Kegley, Benefits Specialist II

       

“The military taught me the ability to work under pressure and to work with and respect all types of people regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnicity. I learned how to accept responsibility not only for my actions but sometimes for other people’s actions and behavior. And finally, the military taught me perseverance, to never give up and believe in myself. My military experience has benefited me in my current job at the University of Florida in many ways I am grateful for. Working in Human Resources, it has given me greater insight into diversity issues and has made me an overall better employee who can solve problems, conform to rules, inspire others, and be a leader.”   Krista Shaw, Benefits Specialist II

     

“My service in the Air Force assisted me in becoming a more diplomatic communicator and more effective in time management. My current role here at UF involves a team that must work together effectively every day to make sure we support the university community through student and faculty employment. The Air Force gave me experience in working under pressure and finding creative solutions to overcome challenges while working within a team environment. This experience has been invaluable during my career here at UF.”   Anthony Bowman, Employment Specialist I