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The University of New Mexico values the skills and experience military veterans bring to the workforce. The Veteran Hiring Preference program grants qualified veterans an additional consideration for vacant staff positions available within the UNM system. Qualified veterans who elect to participate in the program will be granted a minimum of an initial interview for all regular staff positions, excluding contract staff classifications, for which they have applied.
Wondering what it’s like to be a Veteran Lobo? Listen to these real-life experiences from veteran employees who were hired under the Veteran Hiring Preference Program to see how the program has impacted their military-to-civilian transition.
Considering applying for a UNM job under the Veteran Preference Program? As one of the largest employers in the state, we offer a unique work culture as well as a competitive benefits package. Visit our UNM Work + Life page for more of the many reasons UNM is a great place to work. Here is how the program works:
Note: When applying to multiple jobs, you must elect participation in the Veteran Preference program and attach your DD214 to your application each time.
All regular and term staff positions are eligible for the Veteran Preference program. To determine eligibility, the Staff Type field within the job posting must state:
An example from a staff posting is given below:
For instructions on managing your applicant pool that includes Veterans, see step 3.2 Veteran Hiring Preference Program in the Hiring Guides section of the Employment Knowledge Base.
Use the Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator (sponsored by the U.S. DOL) to identify relevant military experience by matching key words from your job opening to military careers that use similar skills.
For additional veteran programs and resources at UNM, visit the Veterans Resource Center.