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Working for Virginia state government means working with others who care about making a difference in our communities across the Commonwealth. It is about providing programs, creating infrastructure, and working with people to provide services and programs to Virginia’s citizens. It is about making Virginia the best – the best place for business, the best place to visit, and the best place to live!

Alternative Hiring Process


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process (AHP). The AHP is established as part of a comprehensive strategy to increase employment of individuals with disabilities within state government, which offers a non-competitive path to state employment.

What You Should Know...

  • Student Loan Repayment Bonus
    Average student loan debt has increased 60 percent since 2007. To assist employees, the Commonwealth offers a one-time bonus of up to $10,000 for new hires or re-hires to accept employment or for current employees to continue employment. Positions must be identified as critical, difficult-to-fill/retain. See Additional information...
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
    Employment at an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more to see whether you might qualify!
  • Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program
    The purpose of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program is to support students who are pursuing an education in programs specifically designed for careers in cybersecurity defense. Students who receive the scholarships -- up to $20,000 a year for two years -- must commit to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year for each year they receive a scholarship.

Veterans

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The Commonwealth of Virginia values our veterans! Resources on veterans and employment in Virginia are available from Virginia Values Veterans. The Virginia State Government hiring process includes a veterans hiring preference.
Review our Veterans Hiring Resources.

Employer of National Service

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is an Employer of National Service. Virginia encourages AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni to continue their lifetime of service by applying for jobs with Virginia State Government.

Internships

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The Commonwealth of Virginia Internship Programs offers students the opportunity to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and experience while completing their education. See internship opportunities.

E-Verify

E-Verify

Virginia uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes. To check your current eligibility visit Self Check.

For Non-Citizens

The Commonwealth of Virginia welcomes all applicants authorized to work in the U.S. For more information on how to seek this authorization, please refer to Working in the United States or contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office directly.

Immigration