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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Human Resources Office       

3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85723
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(520) 792-1450 extension 1-1803 

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All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, color, nationality, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap, age, or membership or non-membership in an organization.  

Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.  Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found on the How to Apply tab within the job posting.  Application forms can be found on the USA Jobs Forms tab.

Be sure to write the job announcement number (found near the upper right-hand corner of each job posting) on your application form.

The Who May Be Considered section on the Overview tab will guide you in determining your eligibility to apply for a position.

Special hiring authorities include the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA):

  1. Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign for which a campaign badge has been authorized;
  2. Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded;
  3. Recently separated veterans, meaning veterans last separated from active duty within the last three years; and
  4. Disabled Veterans with a service-connected disability.

Also, Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

When viewing the job announcement we ask that you be sure and read the instructions carefully and attach the requested/required documents and forms for each job that you are applying to before submitting so that you will not lose consideration for the position.

To determine if you are eligible for the position you are interested in, look under Area of Consideration (AOC) as this may vary depending on the type of announcement.

Click here for guidance on how to use USAJobs to apply for VA positions.  

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement in the “How to Apply” section. Most positions require you to apply online, while some healthcare positions allow you to merely submit a resume/curriculum vitae to be considered. Each announcement also includes a “Required Documents” section that lists all the forms and documents required to be considered.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. If the job announcement requires a particular application in the “Required Documents” section of the announcement, look in the table below to find the correct form for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. The vast majority of positions require an online application with the exception of a few healthcare occupations therefore it is important to fully complete the online application process after which you should receive a system-generated confirmation via email.

If you are unable to comply with the application instructions and require assistance or if you have additional questions, you should contact the point of contact in the “Agency contact information” section at the bottom of the announcement.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

VA Job Applications and Forms
Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
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Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.