The College is required by statute to give “preference” to veterans in employment in all Career Service System position under the Florida College System. Usually the preference standard is met if veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for the position are interviewed and if the person selected as most qualified for the position is a veteran. Preference does not require the employment of a veteran over a better-qualified applicant.
Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must submit appropriate documentation (DD Forms 214) if they want to request veteran’s preference.
Only those positions listed in F.A.C. Rule 55A-7.005 are considered for veteran’s preference. Human Resources will identify the Veteran Covered Positions. (Faculty & Administrative positions are exempt).
When the chair of the search committee or the hiring administrator recommends a non-veteran, the memo must document the reason for not selecting interviewed veterans. (NOTE: The decision is subject to the review by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and by the Public Employees Relations Commission.) For additional information about veteran’s preference, consult the Human Resources Office.