It is the policy of Escambia County to give preference to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans in the filling of non-exempt vacant positions, in accordance with state law requirements. Veteran’s preference does not apply to certain exempt positions, such as department directors.
Veterans' Preference Eligible Groups
A current member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve or the Florida National Guard
A current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard.
When claiming Veteran's Preference you must:
Documents may be:
Spouse of disabled veteran, missing in action, captured or forcibly detained
Unremarried widow or widower of veteran who died of service connected disability
Mother, father, legal guardian or unremarried spouse of veteran who died as a result of military service under combat related conditions
Current member of any reserve component of the US Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard
Wartime periods as defined by law include:
Operation New Dawn: September 1, 2010 to TBD
Promotional Provisions for County Employees
Escambia County employees who leave their employment to serve in the armed forces may be eligible for Veteran's Preference for promotion upon their return to the workforce.
To be eligible, the veteran must have had an honorable discharge from the armed forces and be reinstated as a county employee within the time frame prescribed to their respective military tours.
Upon reinstatement, the veteran will provide for his permanent records, a copy of the latest documents issued upon his discharge: The DD-214, or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the DVA meeting all the requirements of FAC 55A-7.0111
Summary of Changes effective July 1, 2014
A veteran, as defined in section 1.01m (14) Florida Statutes, does not have to be a Florida resident or have served during a wartime period to claim veterans’ preference. Current members of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard are now eligible for Veteran's Preference in employment. Also, the mother, father and legal guardian of a service member who died as a result of military service under combat-related conditions, as verified by the U.S. Department of Defense, are now also eligible for Veteran’s Preference in employment.
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