zot1 wrote:TooManyLoans wrote:zot1 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Feeling lost right now. I had a job and a life I really enjoyed but lost my job due to medical reasons (former JAG and we can be discharged for medical things a civilian would never lose a job over). My disability is service-connected, so I have veterans' preference for federal government positions, but I don't know how much that helps since most attorney positions only consider it a "positive factor" and don't give a straight 10 points.
Been applying to only fed gov jobs since I don't know about returning to the state where I am licensed. Could go back but I might be better off living in a state closer to family due to my health issues. It's probably not a good idea to apply only to fed gov jobs since it is competitive and also the process is so slow, but I don't know where else I should apply.
I'm so very sorry to hear that. I think someone may have given you misinformation. You will get preference--this is statutory, not something just some agencies can follow.
Keep applying and if possible, consider getting licensed in a more desirable state.
If you need to vent, feel free to PM me. Good luck!
Agencies have to follow it to the extent feasible when hiring attorneys. Attorneys are excepted service so there aren't formal requirements like competitive service. In essence vet preference is just a positive factor for attorney hiring.
Anon from above. Thanks for your posts. Excepted service positions have to follow the point system unless exempt. Attorney positions are specifically exempt from having to use the point system and are only required to view vet preference as a positive factor. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversig ... vet-guide/
Anyhow, I will just keep applying, and hopefully, something will stick.