State Jobs

Veterans Working for the Volunteer State

The State of Tennessee employs more than 4,000 Veterans within 23 state departments.  Under Governor Bill Haslam, the TEAM Act improved Veteran preference for preferred service jobs.  Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for open state preferred positions are guaranteed an interview.  Preferred Service employees hold a position in an agency in the state service, in which the employee has successfully completed the requisite probationary period.  Employees in Preferred Service have a streamlined appeals process for appreciation of a law, rule or policy by an agency which results in dismissal, demotion or certain suspensions.  Find out how to register for preferred positions. 

Executive Service employees serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority and do not have the ability to appeal a suspension, demotion or dismissal.  Find out more about Executive Service Job Openings.

Recruiters from several state departments are looking for military Veterans in a variety of fields to offer leadership, discipline, teamwork and commitment to transform state government.  Connect with state departments recruiting Veterans.