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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


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.

Truman VA Human Resources Office

800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, Mo 65203
Hours: 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Room D330)
(573) 814-6400

EEO and Prohibited Discrimination

VA does not tolerate unlawful discrimination, including workplace harassment, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, or retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices or participating in the discrimination-complaint process. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, reassignments, training, career development, benefits, and separation.


Architectural Accessibility Program Overview

The Department of Veterans Affairs has played a major role in formulating architectural accessibility policy in the United States.  In 1968 VA was a major advocate for The Architectural Barriers Act, Public Law 90-480, which insured that buildings financed with federal funds were so designed and constructed as to be accessible to everyone.  This law required all construction, renovation, or leasing with federal funds meet Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).  These standards brought all Federal agencies under a common accessibility guideline for the first time.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 set accessibility requirements for state and local government, as well as private sector projects, similar to the requirements set for Federal projects through the Architectural Barriers Act.  The ADA guidelines are called the ADAAG Standards.  Today, VA follows GSA and other standard-setting agencies in replacing UFAS with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS) for Federal Facilities.  In addition, VA uses the Barrier Free Design Standard to meet the needs of the Department of Veterans Affairs in its health care facilities.

The Office of Construction & Facilities Management directs the Architectural Accessibility Program for VA.  This program complies with the provisions of all national standards, represents VA at various accessibility Committee/Board meetings, and provides liaison and technical staff to the Secretary of the Department concerning accessibility complaints against VA facilities.  The Secretary, or his designee, is a member of the Access Board, an agency of the Federal government that oversees compliance with accessibility standards.

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New Employees

All new employees will go through a new employee orientation (NEO). Click here for more information.

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 SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Instructions for Faxing The How to Apply section of the job announcement will provide instructions for faxing documents, if it is an accepted method for submitting items for that job announcement.