One of our highest priorities at VA is recruiting and retaining top talent so we can fulfill our mission of providing superior health care to millions of Veterans. But we can’t do that without the help of skilled and dedicated human resources (HR) professionals.

HR managers are one of the most sought-after nonclinical positions at VA, with nearly one in four VA health care systems indicating they need to recruit and hire more staff in this position. The occupation has increased by nearly 8% over the last three years and is expected to continue growing.

“VA service begins with VA people. HR managers help ensure that we attract, employ and retain the best and most qualified people, so that we can continue to provide the highest level of care to Veterans across the country,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing.

Critical need

Our HR teams are charged with every aspect of the employee experience at VA – from hire to retire. As an HR manager, you’ll serve as an essential link between our management and our employees, while serving an organization with the noble mission of caring for our nation’s heroes.

We employ HR managers in a range of capacities to help maintain our administrative functions – from recruitment and labor relations to compensation.

Duties could include:

  • Helping to plan and coordinate the VA workforce.
  • Planning and overseeing employee benefit programs.
  • Advising other managers on human resources issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.
  • Coordinating and supervising the work of HR specialists and support staff.
  • Overseeing our recruitment, interviewing, selection and hiring processes.
  • Handling staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures.
  • Assisting with strategic planning.

Begin your VA career

You can find HR manager jobs at VA facilities across the country. Whether you want to live in the country, city or somewhere in between, you’ll be able to discover a VA location that fits your needs.

These well-paying positions come with an excellent array of benefits, including an excellent three-tier retirement plan, generous paid time off and robust health insurance.

To help us recruit talented HR professionals, we are often able to offer you recruitment and relocation incentives, loan repayment assistance through the Education Debt Reduction Program, scholarship support and telework options.

Work at VA

There’s no better time to consider continuing your HR career at VA. We’re hiring HR managers across the nation, and you could be one of them.

By VAntage Point Contributor

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Published on Jan. 8, 2021

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  1. Barbara Sims January 27, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Getting a position with the VA. in Human Resources would be a pleasant opportunity and am claiming the position. I”m a Veteran Spouse, with a degree in HR and business management. Would love the opportunity to work with Veterans. Lots of experiences working with people.

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  2. Sherwin Michael DiSanto January 25, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Looking for an HR Director position. I am a Veteran with an HR degree from Cornell University. Retired but desire to get back in HR. Can forward a resume if there is interest..

  3. Gary Jackson January 22, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Are any of these positions telework eligible? I had 25 years of HR experience in the Air Force and have an MA in Human Resource Management. I also have a disability rating. The opportunity to support the VA would be a dream job for me but the only nearby facility is a small clinic. I am also a military spouse that cannot relocate.

  4. James Wallace January 8, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    What are the requirements necessary to be considered for the HRR postions.

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