Veterans' Preference Information

Under Oregon law, armed forces veterans may be eligible for preference in employment or promotion. If you think you may qualify, please read the following information carefully.

Please Remember:
•​  5 (five) points may be awarded to eligible veterans; or
•  10 (ten) points may be awarded to eligible disabled veterans.
•  You must submit the required documentation for each  recruitment for which you are claiming veterans’ preference, even if you have submitted documentation previously.
•  If we do not receive the necessary information as described on this form, we will NOT be able to grant you veteran points/preference you request.



To Apply for Veterans' Preference:
•  Attach the required documentation to your online application; or
•  Email the required documentation to jobs@co.lane.or.us; or
•  Mail the required documentation to Lane County Human Resources, Attention: Recruitment & Selection, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401; or
•  Fax the required documentation to (541) 682-4290.

If you need further explanation or have special circumstances, please call Lane County Human Resources at (541) 682-3124.

If you need assistance obtaining a copy of your military records, contact Lane County Veteran Services (541) 682-4191, via email at veterans@co.lane.or.us.



Qualified Veteran (ORS 408.225 (1)(e):
You may claim veteran preference if you meet at least one of the criteria below and provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of your DD214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status. Preference will not be applied unless you submit the appropriate documentation by two business days after the closing date.

To receive 5 points you must have served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States:
• For a period of more than 90 consecutive days beginning on or before January 31, 1955; or
• For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning on or after January 31, 1955; or
• For 178 days or less and have a disability rating from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs; or
• For at least one day in a combat zone; or
• I received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for services in the Armed Forces of the United States; or
• I receive a non-service connected pension from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

To qualify under any of the above, you must have been discharged or released under honorable conditions.

Please Note: "active duty" does not include attendance at a school under military orders, except schooling incident to an active enlistment or a regular tour of duty, or normal military training as a reserve officer or member of an organized reserve or a National Guard unit.

Qualified Disabled Veteran (ORS 408.225 (1)(c):
You may claim preference as  disabled veteran if you meet at least one of the criteria below and provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of your DD-214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status and a public employment preference letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (unless the information is already included in the federal DD Form 214/215). Preference will not be applied unless you submit the appropriate documentation by two business days after the closing date.

•  I am entitled to disability compensation under laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
•  I was discharged or released from active duty for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of active duty; or
•  I was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.

Lane County Human Resources Department must receive required documentation by two business days after the closing date.

Applications may be filed online at: www.lanecounty.org/jobs

 

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