Employment Opportunites


​​​Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Job Service, Missoula ~ "The VSN's Employment Services Leader"

REGISTER & SEARCH JOBS: https://montanaworks.gov/

*** Veterans receive Priority of Service for all DLI employment & training opportunities!

Contact: (406) 728-7060 8am-5pm Monday - Friday & TUESDAY’S 9am-5pm or email missoulajsc@mt.gov

*** Apprenticeships (MT): http://apprenticeship.mt.gov/

Missoula Contact: Jimmie Rude, MT Registered Apprenticeship, 539 S 3rd St W, Cell (406) 214-7941, Jrude2@mt.gov

​*** HAMILTON – Workforce Consultant chelle.twist@mt.gov

*** Mock Interviews: Workforce Consultants conduct practice interviews ~ STAR method of Behavioral Interviewing.

*** WIOA Programs (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) ~ Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker: http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/wioa Call 728-7060 & ask for a "Programs Specialist"

​*** Workshop Series, "Opening Doors to Your Success" ~ Available virtually or over the phone: Effective Resumes & Cover Letters; Smarter Goals; Job Search for Mature Workers; Basic Computer & Online Job Searching; Soft Skills.

​​*** Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP): If you have a service connected disability or Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE), please ask for a “one on one” with Workforce Consultant. They will provide core services (PRIORITY OF SERVICE), complete a “Veteran Screening Form,” and if appropriate, refer to DVOP.

​​****** EMPLOYERS ~ Business Services ******

Job Service: https://montanaworks.gov/employers

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT): http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/employers/incumbent-worker-training-program

& Federal Bonding: http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/employers/federal-bonding-program

Questions (IWT & Fed Bonding): Michelle Robinson, (406) 444-3351, iwt@mt.gov

Labor Law ~ Required Posters: http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/employers/labor-law-posters

"ALL in ONE" POSTER: https://www.hcsc.com/pdf/mt-wage-and-labor-laws.pdf  

Subsidized Training Employment Program (STEP): Up to 4 mo. paid training; Pays up to 40 hrs/wk of employees’ wages; 100% gross wage reimbursement; Contact Mike (406) 329-1279, Michael.sanders@mt.gov

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC reauthorized through 12/31/25): ttp://wsd.dli.mt.gov/employers/wotc

Contact: Christy (406) 444-9046, (800) 726-0615, crobbins@mt.gov

2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

US DOL is accepting applications to recognize employers that meet standards for excellence in recruiting,

hiring and retaining Veterans: https://www.hirevets.gov/

2020 Award Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_pZsPHp-L4

Questions: Tom Finch, US DOL VETS (406) 447-3233, Finch.Thomas.L@dol.gov

US DOL ~ Workforce Development Solutions:


Apprenticeship (US DOL) ~ The Quick Start Toolkit


​Out of State?

Find an American Job Center (AJC) near you:



2B’s Carpentry & Construction ~ Victor

Seeking laborers and carpenters ($15/hr) - willing to train (Must be available full-time w/reliable transportation). She would really like to hire Veterans!

Contact: Amanda Burnett 406-207-0469, 2bscarpentry@gmail.com

AARP ~ Free Job Board for Veterans​​


Continuing its longstanding commitment to honor veterans, military and their families, AARP Montana has NEW career tools that are especially designed for older veterans and military personnel.

VA Blog: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/80487/looking-work-aarps-free-job-board-lists-employers-hiring-veterans/

Questions: Steve Reiter, AARP Montana (406) 457-4702, sreiter@aarp.org

Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) 


Working shoulder to shoulder, we support and sustain the United States Air Force. Its aircraft. Its facilities. Its infrastructure. Its systems. And all 300,000 active duty Airmen.

Questions: (800) 525-0102 or through DSN 665-0102, or 210-565-0102, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Or, Dr. James (Wes) Venters, Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS), AFPC Talent Acquisition, Campus Liaison, COMM: 210-565-3946; DSN: 665-3946, james.venters.1@us.af.mil

American Red Cross



Services for Veterans: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/services-for-veterans.html

Transportation Specialists (blood delivery routes in Montana) from Missoula to surrounding towns (Plains, Superior, Salmon) or longer drives to Great Falls. Volunteers use Red Cross vehicles, are reimbursed for a meal while on shift and can have a navigator ride along with them.

“How can people work for free when they are unemployed and cannot even support themselves?”




Unable to leave home? The Red Cross has more opportunities to volunteer from home than ever before:



Spotlight expressing appreciation to our volunteers. It would be impossible to fulfill our organizational mission without our 300,000+ volunteers each year. Red Cross Volunteers  Online search of volunteer opportunities: www.redcross.org/volunteertoday

Questions: Jenney Sudbury, Talent Acquisition Advisor, (801) 892-4005, Jenney.Sudbury@redcross.org

OR - LOCAL: Gini Kay | Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Services, American Red Cross of Idaho & Montana, (406) 493-8778, IDMT.Recruiting@redcross.org

​AmeriCorps ~ Montana Campus Compact


University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula

*** UPDATE 2/9/21 Danette, "Operations and Finance Manager, Montana Campus Compact - University of Montana. Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) is committed to advancing the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As a statewide network of colleges and universities, MTCC engages students, faculty, administrators, and community volunteers to address critical community needs through strong campus-community partnerships.”

APPLY: https://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2786&company_id=16254&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992274&aid=1

Year-Long AmeriCorps Positions starting in July and September 2021-2022. Montana Campus Compact National Service members address educational equity in Montana helping to remove the barriers that students face to help them be successful and consider and plan for post-secondary education. National Service members benefits of service includes a modest living allowance, healthcare, childcare, mental health services, professional development and an Education Award of $6,345 to pay down student loans or use towards future schooling.   

APPLY: https://mtcompact.org/americorps-vista/apply-to-serve/full-time-member-application-process/#1579811952924-6adecf32-2746

Questions: Dannette Fadness, BFA, BS, MPA, Montana Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (406) 243-5181, fadness@mtcompact.org

Or, Montana Campus Compact, University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, (406) 243-5177

Apex Systems


Apex makes it a priority to connect with and recruit Veterans and service members to provide them opportunities to utilize their technical skills as a civilian. Military Friendly Designation

Questions: Greg Gilbert, Sr. Professional Recruiter, San Diego, (619) 757-1646, ggilbert@apexsystemsinc.com 

Applied Materials


Nick (Kalispell DVOP, rmoschetti@mt.gov), “company here in Kalispell that is looking for Veterans! I’ve placed three in the last six months and all still very much enjoy the company. Wages are good to excellent, healthcare, 401K, etc.” (2017)

Questions: staffing_inquiries@amat.com

Apprenticeships for Transitioning Service Members & Spouses

Apprenticeships connect employers with talented workers and offer paths to gain critical job skills. Counselors are available VIRTUALLY! Read more: https://blog.dol.gov/2020/06/22/apprenticeship-pilot-for-transitioning-service-members-will-boost-career-skills [blog.dol.gov]

Questions: ApprenticeshipPilot@serco-na.com

Employers interested in tapping into a potential pipeline of apprentices: VETSapprenticeship@dol.gov

US Apprenticeships: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/



Ben Ortiz is a Navy Vet and connected on LinkedIn – “we excel in hiring Vets!” Let him know if you have questions! (414) 688-3333, bo6532@att.com or via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ortizbenjamin/

Big Sky SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)


Big Sky SHRM strives to serve HR professionals and advance the Human Resources profession. The Big Sky SHRM Chapter is proud to be a local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR organization.

Questions: (406) 721-8992 or membership@bigskyshrm.org

President: Sherrie Sorenson, president@bigskyshrm.org

Bitterroot Tool & Machine ~ Stevensville


“They like to hire Veterans!” Send cover letter and resume to Randy Jones, Owner: randyjones@btm-mt.com

Blackfeet Manpower


Known as a “Nit-Sit-Tah-Poh-Tahk-Kaaks” Working Friends One-Stop Center helps increase employability of those living within or near the boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.

Questions: Leo Pollock, USMC Veteran & Blackfeet Veterans Alliance Administrator (406) 338-2111/3821, ndnjim2111@gmail.com

Black Knight Security


Seeking qualified Veterans for their Armed Security positions. Former law enforcement, military or security experience preferred. Must be eligible to be licensed through the State of Montana to carry a weapon. Will conduct background check and drug testing.

Questions: (406) 493-0806, office@blackknightmt.com

Or, Dave Schreiber, Operations Manager, Black Knight Security, dave@blackknightmt.com

Bunker Labs

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) ~ US Small Business Administration (SBA)


Bunker Labs Partnership Brings Virtual Network to Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneurs in Montana, Wyoming & Utah. Veterans and military spouses looking for support as they start and grow their businesses can now access the Veterans Building America Slack Channel aSimply click the “Join our Virtual Network” button to be connected.

Questions: Dustin Frost, Veterans Business Outreach Center Director (406) 869-8411, dustin@bigskyeda.org

Cabela’s ~ Bass Pro


Cabela's has been a huge supporter of the VSN's annual Heroes at Home evenet and loves hiring Veterans!

Questions: Cabela’s – Missoula (406) 529-6000

Chamber of Commerce


Business Directory


Champion Business & Honorable Comfort Corps


2668 Dexter St., Denver CO 80207

The mission of Champion Business Services is to provide staffing resources that will meet the needs of government agencies and to become the leading provider of jobs for Veterans.

Honorable Comfort Corps


HCC was created by an Army Strong Disabled Veteran (now deceased) and his spouse, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2017, and is run 100% by veterans and spouses of every military branch.

Contact: Carol E McCallister, President/Owner, Champion Business Services, (303) 873-9147, carol@championbusiness.com

City & County Positions

City of Missoula http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1726/CivicHR-Jobs-Page

Missoula County https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/administration/human-resources/current-job-openings

Compliance Monitoring Systems


Jake (ARMY Veteran), “We absolutely love hiring Veterans!”

Questions: Jake Henry, Program Manager (406) 529-1789, jake@Compliancemonitoringsystems.com

​​Corporate Gray


A longtime advocate for military veterans in career transition, my team and I have the privilege of helping the men and women who have served in our nation's Armed Forces connect with employers!

Questions: Carl Savino, Corporate Gray, (703) 690-6381, carl@corporategray.com

Debt dot org ~ Veteran Jobs & Unemployment

Veterans, Jobs and Unemployment - Programs to Help Unemployed Vets


​Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  


DHS offers a NEW virtual event platform for Transitioning Service Members, Guard / Reserve, Veterans and Military Spouses to your respective states’ military community.

Hiring Our Heroes: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/career-community/

Allows ourmilitary community to engage in world-class career online curriculum taught by subject matter experts, along with a library of pre-recorded sessions, available 24/7. To participate in an upcoming training session, view, and register: https://events.hiringourheroes.org/c/calendar/a7a5b351-8807-4343-8561-c757c022600f

*** For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit www.dhs.gov/careers or contact DHSRecruitment@hq.dhs.gov

Questions: Cara Cooke (Capt, USAF, vet), Senior Manager, Veteran Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, ccooke@uschamber.com

Or, Diane B. Anderson, EEO Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Seattle), (206) 370-3765, diane.b.anderson@cbp.dhs.gov

​Department of Transportation

Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry

ONLINE JOB OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/under21militaryjobs [c212.net]

To learn more about the Under 21 Pilot Program and how to apply, visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/under21pilot/under-21-pilot-program

For complete information on USDOT's programs to help veterans transition into civilian careers, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/veteranstransportationcareers

EasterSeals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc.


Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) ~ Seeking participants 55 or over who are low income and unemployed, but who have been seeking employment (20-29 hrs per week) through WIOA workforce services. Priority placement for Veterans, Disabled, ESL, Homeless.

Also seeking host agencies / employers (must be non-profit or government agency).

Questions: Deborah Chouinard, Montana State Coordinator SCSEP (406) 836-0670, DeborahC@esgw.org

Or Missoula - Bob Davis, Employment Specialist (406) 493-2408, RobertD@esgw.org

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)


USERRA hotline (800) 336-4590 24/7 or email osd.userra@mail.mil


  • Boots to Business – REBOOT: http://boots2business.org/ Starting or growing a Veteran Owned Business (VOB). FREE for Veterans, active duty / reserves and their spouses (Brought to you by Region VIII Veterans Business Outreach Center and hosted by BSED), (406) 869-8411 / (406) 254-6014​http://www.bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org/

  • Brothers Fund - Business loans for Veterans: http://www.brothersfund.org/index

  • Bunker Labs ~ WeWork Veterans in Residence: https://www.wework.com/veterans-in-residence Bunker Labs provides educational programming, access to resources, and a thriving local network to help military veterans and their spouses start and grow businesses. Questions: Bunker Labs HQ, info@bunkerlabs.org

  • Franchises for Veterans: http://veteransfranchise.com/

  • Missoula Chamber of Commerce https://missoulachamber.com/ (Get listed w/your local Business Directory: https://missoulachamber.com/download/member/directory)

  • Big Sky Trust Fund Grants: http://www.missoulapartnership.com/big-sky-trust-fund-grants/; Missoula Economic Partnership / Story: https://www.missoulacurrent.com/business/2020/01/job-grants-missoula/; APPLY: https://marketmt.com/BSTF; Contacts: http://www.missoulapartnership.com/contact/; Or, Nicole Rush, Business Initiatives Director (406) 541-6461, Cell (406) 594-7874, nrush@missoulapartnership.com  

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center: vbocregion8.com (LOCATOR: sba.gov/vboc); 9.1% of all small businesses are owned by VETERANS! They suggested using a mentor from score.org Missoula office is at 2501 S. Catlin St., (406) 442-4986 and in Kalispell, 15 Depot Park, (406) 461-9856. VBOC Questions: Dustin Frost, Director (406) 869-8411, dustin@bigskyeda.org ~ Assistance with business plans, loans / finding lenders, marketing, etc. ~ Talk to people & RESEARCH the best option for you!  Big Sky Economic Development - Ryan Luchau, Training Manager / Business Advisor VBOC, 825 Great Northern Blvd #301, Helena, MT 59604 (406) 534-9841, ryan@bigskyeda.org

  • Small Business Development Centers: http://sbdc.mt.gov (Missoula (406) 243-4770, Kalispell (406) 756-3836)

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: montanaptac.org

  • USDA & Rural Small Business: 3550 Mullan Rd Ste 106, Missoula (406) 829-3395 ext 4 or Lad Barney (855) 576-2679

  • STATEWIDE Women's Business Center: sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/wbc – Questions: Lexi Preszler (Montana STATEWIDE & not only Veterans) - (701) 426-7196, lpreszler@prosperamt.org

  • Veterans Entrepreneur Portal: http://va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/index.asp

Family Heritage – Global Life (Torchmark)


Randy Spoon, USMC Veteran and representative from Family Heritage would like to offer Veterans / service members a career opportunity. You have to pay for the initial instruction to pass the insurance exam; however, they pay for the training in Dallas (1 week, “National Sales Academy”).  

TO APPLY: Contact Randy at (406) 529-1805 or email resume to randyspoon65@yahoo.com


  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program ~ Community Food & Agriculture Coalition: One-on-One Business Development Assistance https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/events/ Questions: Dave Renn, Community Food & Agriculture Coalition, dave@farmlinkmontana.org

  • ​Freelance Farmhands Connects Farmers and Experienced Farm Workers in Western Montana: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/work-program/freelance-farmhands/ - The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) and Farm Link Montana Montana. Questions: Dave Renn, Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager, Community Food & Agriculture Coalition, (406) 926-1004, dave@farmlinkmontana.org 

  • Farming Resources from USDA ~ Assistance with Land, Equipment, and Training: https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/veterans USDA’s Rural Development has more than 40 loan, grant, and technical assistance programs including support to: Purchase and develop land and facilities; Purchase equipment and supplies; Refinance for job expansion; Finance for energy efficiency improvements: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs Starter Toolkit: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/urban-agriculture-toolkit.pdf Questions: (202) 720-2791, feedback@oc.usda.gov

  • ​Farm Veteran Coalition: http://www.farmvetco.org/

VA Blog 4/28/21: https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/87165/farmer-veteran-coalition-helps-veterans-agriculture-careers/

  • Growing Warriors: http://growingwarriors.org/

  • The Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education (SAVE) Farm in Manhattan, Kansas partners with academic institutions to provide Veterans and their families with hands-on agricultural training on a 308 acre working farm. The accredited curriculum provides a certificate within one year. Apply: https://www.thesavefarm.org/

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


Continue your service with a career like no other. Veterans bring a unique and valuable set of skills and experiences to the FBI.

FAQ: https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs

Questions: (202) 324-3000

Missoula – Local: (406) 549-7696 or (406) 549-0266



Search “Missoula” (without keyword search): usajobs.gov

FirstStudent ~ PT Drivers


Driving part-time (minimum 20 hours a week) for us paves the way to many other job opportunities locally & company wide ~ Veterans do well w/us! We pay for ALL TRAINING: CDL Written Exam; Classroom training, behind the wheel training & we pay for their DOT Physical/Medical Card, CDL Exam, etc. $3,000 Sign-On Bonus for non-CDL drivers & a $4,000 Sign-On Bonus for CDL Drivers! $20.25-21.25 an hour, guaranteed 20 hours a week!

Questions: Teresa Lewis Watts - Field Recruiter, FirstStudent 406-579-0314, Teresa.Lewis@firstgroup.com


Northern Region Jobs: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r1/jobs/?cid=STELPRD3821130

Search Job Openings: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach

APPLY: https://www.usajobs.gov/

USDA Forest Service – Northern Region ** Tips for Applicants Webinars: Join a webinar to learn more about these jobs and details on how to apply: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/hrm_recruitment_hiring/

Call-in: 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 2650892
** GET HELP with YOUR RESUME and/or APPLICATION: Schedule time to visit with Amber! Ask questions re: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, etc. If you have a resume, please email it to amber.kamps@usda.gov BEFORE your scheduled appointment (She will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking): https://calendly.com/region1jobs/book?month=2019-10

Per Amber, "Please follow the instructions to schedule time with me. Send your resume prior to the call to amber.kamps@usda.gov if you are trying to apply for jobs” 

  • 6/3/21 Stephen, "So we have two jobs available for Immediate hire! You must be VRA eligible"
    *** Veteran for Front desk at the Aerial Depot, no experience needed. Looking for a candidate that is highly motivated and does not mind social interaction. Pay is GS3 or GS4 around $13.
    *** Secondly, Veteran on the ramp, doing light maintenance around the hanger and aircraft. If you have experience in Aviation that is a plus. GS3 or GS4 DOE
    These are full time seasonal positions that run from July 1st - November 1st. You have rehire rights, and eligible for Unemployment until the season picks up next March. 
    LEAD FORWARD PROGRAM taking Veterans who are VRA eligible and training them to be Wildland Firefighters - Contact Stephen Soto 619.416.9237

  • 5/11/21 "The Butte Ranger District is seeking a qualified Veteran to join our trail crew for the 2021 field season. As a member of the trails crew you will operate chainsaw, clear trail on foot, ATV and mountain bike. You will also help construct new trail, recondition damaged trail, install trail bridges, work with heavy equipment. If trails are a passion for you, come join the crew and help the Butte Ranger District continue its mission to support recreation in the Butte area." APPLY: Contact Dave Scherbel (406) 925-2900, David.scherbel@usda.gov

  • 4/20/21 Trapper Creek Job Corps – Gary, “There will possibly be a teaching position open at Trapper (my position). Veterans can apply as a 1039 Call-When-Needed position and fill in as a substitute teacher and gain the knowledge and experience in the teaching department. Have them come out and meet the new Center Director, Bryan Wilson” Questions: Gary Mitchell, Disability Coordinator – Trapper Creek Job Corps (USDA Forest Service) 406-821-2103, gary.a.mitchell@usda.gov

  • 11/23/20 VetsWork GreenCorps Interns (Oregon) - The Umatilla Veteran Crew is currently recruiting to fill 10 slots for the 2021 Wildland Fire Season https://www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla  Request job description including VRA hiring info from Samuel Bowen, Assistant Foreman, Umatilla Veteran Crew, US Forest Service, (541) 427-5383, Samuel.bowen@usda.gov

Forest Service ~ VRA Hiring

The US Forest Service is hiring Veterans to serve on fire and non-fire crews in Region 1 (Northern Rockies- ID Panhandle, MT, ND). No fire experience or training is required. These positions are full-time, seasonal, entry-level positions. Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and be eligible to be hired under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA).

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is an excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible Veterans without competition. If you:

  • are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR

  • are a disabled veteran, OR

  • are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR

  • are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/vra/

Questions / APPLY - Email resume to the Lead Forward Coordinators:

Dan Cottrell (406) 329-4897, cottrell07@yahoo.com

Or, Ed Culbert (571) 216-4724, culbertedward2@gmail.com

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. ~ Security Positions


Promoting employment opportunities for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, disabled Veterans, recently separated Veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge Veterans, or Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans. 

Questions: Shelly Sloas, G4S Shared Services Specialist, (307) 266-2774, shelly.sloas@usa.g4s.com

GMA Garnet Mine ~ Alder, MT


Looking to bolster their workforce by hiring Veterans. Eric, "This is a global company with outstanding benefits, pay and culture. HR was able to supply me with great job descriptions, the physical requirements and qualifications for the positions.” If you know of a Veteran that would be interested, please contact Eric Powers, Butte DVOP / LVER, Job Service (406) 494-0308, Eric.Powers@mt.gov

​Ground Rigging ~ Veteran Owned Business (VOB)


Helping Veterans get great paying jobs ($40-50K per year, part time). Ground riggers assist "UP" riggers assembling temporary suspension structures to support performance equipment (indoor and outdoor for concerts, public speaking events, etc.)

Questions: Glenn Gordon, GG ENTERTAINMENT Ground rigging 101, Cell (678) 698-7776, ggbassman77@yahoo.com



We have a number of great jobs for Veterans and military spouses! Nationwide ~ for Vets that may want to relocate.”

Questions: Yessenia DeJesus – Corporate Recruiter 855-383-3332, Direct 302-723-7529, yessenia@hiregi.com

​HIRE VETS Medallion Program

U.S. Department of Labor

To recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain Veterans!


Application / Eligibility Questions: Randall Smith (202) 693-4745, HIREVets@dol.gov

Hiring Our Heroes ~ US Chamber of Commerce

Hiring Our Heroes: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/

NEW virtual event platform for Transitioning Service Members, Guard/Reserve, Veterans and Military Spouses to your respective states’ military community. Hiring Our Heroes is offering a virtual initiative called the HOH https://www.hiringourheroes.org/career-community/ ~ Virtual education and training center that allows our military community to engage in world-class career online curriculum taught by subject matter experts, along with a library of pre-recorded sessions, available 24/7. To participate in an upcoming training session, view, and register: https://events.hiringourheroes.org/c/calendar/a7a5b351-8807-4343-8561-c757c022600f

Questions: Cara Cooke (Capt, USAF, vet), Senior Manager, Veteran Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, ccooke@uschamber.com

​Homeless Veteran Recovery Program

VA - Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES)


Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)


MONTANA CONTACT (3687 Veterans Dr., Fort Harrison): Community Employment Coordinator, Montana VA Health Care System ~ To support Veterans navigating through some form of recovery and wanting to get back into the workforce.

Questions: Ryan Luchau, (406) 447-7340, Ryan.Luchau1@va.gov

JEROME’S DRILLING ~ “Loves to hire Veterans!”


Drillers & Water Well Driller's Assistant (Starting wage $17 per hour with availability of raises). Monday-Friday 7am - Evening ending hours vary based on project.

Contact: Interested applicants please call (406) 549-1383 and ask for Tammy, or send resume to jeromesdrillingmt@gmail.com with your Letter of Interest.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest ~ Volunteer Opportunity!


Do you have a need that is being unmet within your program or organization? Do you have a program that you are trying to get up and running? By applying to host a Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps Member, you can possibly get those needs met! JVC Northwest is a full year service program that sends volunteers all across the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska) to answer community needs through direct service at schools, nonprofits, law firms, etc. APPLY: https://jvcnorthwest.org/request-a-jesuit-volunteer/

Contact: Dana D’Onofrio, Program Coordinator – Big Sky, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, (503) 335.8202, C (630) 401.9014, ddonofrio@jvcnorthwest.org

Jones Brothers Trucking

Jones Brothers Trucking will pay you while you train to get your CDL (Must commit to a “1 year contract”)

Questions: Rex, JBT Safety / Recruiting / Training, (406) 721-0897 ext 235, Cell (406) 552-5580, rex@jonesbrotherstrucking.com 

Law Enforcement

How to Become a Police Officer ~ Montana: https://www.how-to-become-a-police-officer.com/states/montana/

Questions: Laura McPherson, Associate Editor, A Project 8 Labs Career Guide, (630) 329-4408, laura@project8labs.com

​Local Veterans Employment Representative ~ Montana

Eric Powers is an USAF Veteran and a "DUAL" DVOP/LVER in Butte but covers the entire state (Disabled Veterans Outreach Program AND Local Veterans Employment Representative) LVERs conduct, “outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans and encourage the hiring of veterans.”

Contact info: Eric Powers, Job Service Butte, 2201 White Blvd, Butte, MT 59701, (406) 494-0308, Eric.Powers@mt.gov


APPLY: jobs.lowes.com

Eric Chaffin (Veteran) is a Department Supervisor at Lowe’s and would like to hire Veterans ~ Although, Eric doesn't do the hiring, let him know what you applied for: Eric (406) 329-1800, eric.chaffin@stores.lowes.com

Victoria 9/14/20, "We have several FT, PT and Seasonal positions available! And as you know, we love hiring Veterans here. :) ALL candidates must apply online. I can always help someone do so in person here in the store if they need that assistance. The link to our online application system is HERE [corporate.lowes.com].”

Questions: Victoria Watson Winkler, Scheduling Staffing Admin, Lowes 1682, Missoula, Cell (406) 210-0390, Work (406) 329-1800 Ext. 204, victoria.winkler@store.lowes.com

M1 Support Services ~ Veteran Owned Business (VOB)

300 N. Elm St., Denton, TX


Government services contractor: Competitive salary and a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

Questions: Dave Hanson, Recruiting Manager, (940) 323-1119, goldie.elizondo@m1services.com

​Missoula Aging Services


337 Stephens Ave., Missoula

Resource Center, Volunteer Opportunities, Care Ombudsman and Caregiver Support ~ MAS also offers multiple classes / workshops such as New to Medicare, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Social Security, etc. all around the Missoula Region 

​Missoula Aging Services Senior Corps – Volunteer Network (RSVP): https://missoulaagingservices.org/volunteer/rsvp-volunteer-program/  

Senior Corps: 55 and older, Foster Grandparents, RSVP and Senior Companion volunteers, mentors, coaches, Meals on Wheels

​RECRUITING VETERANS for VETERANS as Senior Companions: Laura, ldegele@missoulaagingservices.org (15 – 40 hours / week w/compassion and desire to help. For 20 hours / week, volunteers receive a “tax-free hourly stipend to help cover costs to income eligible volunteers.” And, “supplemental, accident and liability insurance while you’re in service.”)

Contact: (406) 728-7682, help@missoulaagingservices.org

Missoula Armed Forces Reserve Center Career Counselor

7th Bn Area 2 ARCD, 9383 Running W Rd., Missoula, (406) 523-5442, Cindy.j.holmes.mil@mail.mil

​Missoula Police Department


The City of Missoula Police Department invites you to participate in our application process to become an entry level police officer.

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM for TESTING: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/FormCenter/Police-Department-5/Applicant-Test-Registration-99

Questions: MPD (406) 552-6303

​Montana Career Information System

Tips for online networking, applications, cover letters, resumes, interview tips, soft skills, disabilities / JAN, seniors, criminal records, and military transition assistance / joint service transcripts: https://mtcis.intocareers.org/

Montana Conservation Corps ~ Veterans Green Corps 


Veterans Green Corps - APPLY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV_yz0PHWmB_y9A7cFFkh9qytZFqDlOxw5alqT8vPerK2MIQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Questions: Western Wildlands, 508 Toole Ave., Missoula, (406) 728-2720


Montana Department of Corrections


Check out this Veteran Testimonial about DOC: https://youtu.be/j-veV07Oqag

Questions: Joel Miller – Industries Director, Montana Correctional Enterprises (406) 415-6320, Joel.Miller@mt.gov

Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Open DLI positions: http://dli.mt.gov/jobopenings  

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)


Several seasonal forestry and fire management positions (search the keyword "Forestry").

Questions: David Hamilton - Training, Safety, and Workforce Development Program Manager, Fire Protection Bureau, MT DNRC (406) 542-4255, Cell (406) 431-1948, dahamilton@mt.gov

Montana FWP – Noncompetitive Veteran Hire!

AIS Watercraft Inspector position in Dillon. This position will run full-time from May-October.

Contact: John O’Bannon (406) 210-5054

Montana Highway Patrol - State Troopers

*** Military police / security experience is preferred but not required.

Questions: Call or text (877) 8-PATROL toll free

Or, (406) 444-3259, MHPRecruitment@mt.gov

​Mountain Line ~ Seeking Veterans


Choose the position you're applying for in the “Current Openings” box, press the blue “Apply” box and fill out the application in the portal. If you have any questions, please call 406-543-8386.

Operators: All new employees are required to go through the same training program (4-6 weeks). Those with CDL’s with the proper endorsements tend to complete training a couple of weeks before those without. 40 hours /week ($12.00 per hour); Post-training position is an on-call operator, 30 hours per week guarantee, but usually work 40-50 hours (Post training wage is $14.04 for 90-day probation); Then progression of 5% every 6 months to top scale, currently $20.00; Health, dental, vision, HRA, pension, sick leave, vacation; Teamsters position; USDOT Safety sensitive (Drug testing required)  

Service Worker: Fuel and clean buses. This position does require a CDL, bus doesn’t deal with the public very often. Mostly evenings and Saturdays; No training period (OJT); Same benefits as above; Starts at $14.80, then 5% every 6 months until top scale of $18.51; 40 hours per week.

Questions: Brianna Kienitz, Lead Operations Supervisor, Mountain Line, (406)543-8386 ext. 117, bkienitz@mountainline.com

National Park Service - Glacier NP


Glacier National Park for the Summer: “Military veterans with non-competitive hiring authority eligibility who may be interested, we would be appreciate an opportunity to review their resumes or discuss the position with them." 

Contact: Sara Hemmer, Supervisory HR Specialist - NPS Regional Office Serving Interior Regions 6, 7 & 8, 406-888-7878, Sara_Hemmer@nps.gov

​​The Nature Conservancy

Hiring Veterans that love working outdoors and want to work for a non-profit! Permanent and seasonal, entry level positions with training available located throughout Montana. I’m still on a mission to hire more Vets at TNC!

Careers: https://www.nature.org/en-us/connect/careers/

Montana: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/montana/

APPLY: https://www.nature.org/en-us/connect/careers/?vu=r.v_careers&tab_q=tab_container-tab_element_281144183

Questions: Kaylee Kenison (Army Veteran), Operations Specialist, (406) 202-2600, kkenison@tnc.org

Oil Patch Group


Would like to hire Veterans! $16-22 per hour, 50 hrs/week (9/15/20 "hotel paid for by company"

Oil Patch is a mid-size company which provides services to the energy industry in six different states. Current contract: Maintain (lawn/area maintenance) the right-of-way for the Keystone pipeline in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana. Excellent opportunity for Veterans who like working "outdoors, understand schedules and commitments, who are dependable individuals and can easily travel to remote locations."

Questions: Jose Ruiz (832) 300-0000, C (713) 203-0790, jruiz@oilpatchgroup.com

One Central Employment & Advancement Network (OCEAN) ~ Work from Home


ALL of the Work From Home positions available through OCEAN.

Questions: Sanford “Sandy” Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs (formerly CASY & MSCCN) (636) 248-0513, sartman@vetjobs.org

Oracle ~ Veteran Programs


“Veterans possess a commitment to excellence and unwavering integrity that can amount to outstanding success.” Nicholas Smith, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Reserve; Director, Federal and Department of Defense Cloud Strategy, Oracle

Questions: Veteranrecruiting_us@oracle.com

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) ~ Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE)


Virtual engagement initiative which offers free employment support and helps Veterans, transitioning service members, spouses, and caregivers find meaningful work. All Veterans are eligible

Questions: Benefits Helpline: 1-866-734-0857

Caregiver Support: 1-855-260-3274

Patriot Boot Camp for Military Entrepreneurs


Since 2012, Patriot Boot Camp has been on a mission to assemble and activate an inclusive community that advances veterans and military spouses in their mission to become creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs leading the new economy.  

Questions: info@patriotbootcamp.org

Platinum Career Solutions & The Goodman Group

Caregiving, Nursing, Life Enrichment, Housekeeping, and CNA Sponsored Training classes!

Missoula jobs: https://thegoodmangroup.applicantpro.com/jobsbyorganization/country/us/state/Montana-MT

Questions: Platinum (406) 549-1300

Or, McKenna (406) 926-2722, mckenna.holt@platinumcareersolutions.com

​Private Employment Services & Temporary Work Agencies

NO FEES! Find temp work, temp-to-hire, full time and part time opps

Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) Van Drivers


We love Vets! OTR drivers take customers to and from hotels, restaurants, and different railyards and Designated Yard Van (DYV) drivers transport customers within the rail yard location. 

Questions: Katie Kissel – HR Manager (812) 485-3652, Katie.kissel@unitedevv.com

Raytheon ~ Veteran Hiring


*** RGNext ~ JV of Raytheon and General Dynamics: https://www.rgnext.com/careers/

Our company, RGNext, is a Space company that maintains and upgrades the instrumentation for Rocket Launch Ground Control at Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg and Ronald Reagan Military Bases. Federal contractor ~ Encourage individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women, and minority applicants to apply.

Questions: Mary Maves, Human Resources Principal, (321) 428-3454 ext. 4019, Cell (321) 355-0500, Mary.maves@rgnext.com

OR (IT Operations): Jason Bunting, (972) 638-6426, jason.a.bunting@raytheon.com

Resort at Paws up ~ Bonner-Greenough

Nancy is the new Recruiting Manager at the Resort at Paws Up and would like to hire Veterans! (5/2021)

Job Listing: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html

Questions: Nancy Taylor (406) 646-2283, ntaylor@pawsup.com


o   Hiring Our Heroes https://resumeengine.org/

o   Vet Roadmap https://vetroadmap.org/

o   Vets.gov https://www.vets.gov/employment/job-seekers/create-resume

INTERVIEWING ~ Watch this video which is an excellent example of a Behavioral Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFqO4cZfp80


  • Employer comments: “Ability to quickly survey a situation to make intelligent decisions,” “Ability to unite individuals from all backgrounds,” “Ability to adapt to any environment and manage stressful situations,” “Veterans show up early, stay late, and work well as part of a team ~ they’re not afraid to work hard to get ahead.”

  • Employer’s describing Veterans: “Accountable, coach and mentor, dedicated to service, disciplined, excellent leaders, hard work ethic, highly technical skills, hit the ground running, initiative, mature, mentor, mission first, personal integrity, professional, punctual, resourceful, respectful, responsible, steadfast loyalty, up for a challenge, the total package!”

  • ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), “Top 10 reasons to hire members of the guard and reserve: Leadership, professionalism, responsibility, understand diversity, physical conditioning, “can do attitude,” calm under pressure, first class image, on time – all the time, global perspective.”

​Schwan’s Home Service

Member of the military? We thank you for your service! As a strong supporter of our men and women in uniform, we will consider recent military experience as a great prerequisite to a career at Schwan’s!

APPLY: https://www.schwansjobs.com/

Questions: Katie Dorn, (952) 841-4662, Katie.Dorn@schwans.com

SECURITY ~ Sundown Security


5364 Midland Road, Billings

8/4/20 "Great opportunity for Veterans in the Polson and Miles City area. Seeking Veterans to provide security at retailers. For information on wages, hours, benefits, etc. contact Derrick Kirkwood or Deb Watson at (406) 256-1311"

Questions: ejk@sundownsecurity.com

​​Silent Professionals ~ Worldwide Security

As a combat Veteran myself, I know how challenging it can be to transition to civilian life, which is why I launched this site to help others with their transition by helping them find work using the skills they gained in military service.

Questions: Adam G. Gonzales, Founder, (219) 218-9717, gonz@silentprofessionals.org

Solar Ready Vets Network Looking for Transitioning Service Members and Veterans


Offers solar energy training and credentialing programs focused especially on helping service members and Veterans transition into a career in the solar industry.

Questions: Kevin Thompson – ETA, Thompson.Kevin@dol.gov

Southwest Montana Veterans Home

Utilizes Eduro Healthcare: https://edurohc.com/ who also operates Copper Ridge Health and Rehab in Butte. They have listed positions on Indeed (increase range to 50 miles from 59701) Search Eduro Healthcare in Butte: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Eduro%20Healthcare&l=Butte%2C%20MT
Questions: Mark P. Gollinger, State Liaison - Southwest Montana Veterans Hospital, Senior & Long Term Care Division, MT DPHHS, (406) 465-3908, mark.gollinger@mt.gov

​State of Montana Careers


We offer competitive benefits, work-life balance, and family friendly policies.

Questions: https://statehr.custhelp.com/

Still Serving Veterans 


Veterans, National Guard, Reservists, or spouses needing employment help (resumes, job search techniques, interview skills) ~ We can help no matter where you are located. “Our passion is serving Veterans and their families, we never charge for our services. Semper Fi”

Questions: William Koch, (256) 883-7035, wkoch@ssv.org


Dustin Monroe, Submittable, “I am Veteran looking to help other Veterans in Missoula as an Data Analyst. I am a combat Veteran and am the hiring manager for this position so please apply. For the right candidate, we would be willing to train you, if you do not meet all the qualifications."

APPLY: https://resume.submittable.com/submit/144721/data-analyst

Questions: dustin.monroe@submittable.com

Summit Independent Living (SIL)


SIL is the VSN's Disability Advocate & they provide multiple resources, workshops & ADA events!

Questions: Mike Mayer, (406) 728-1630, mmayer@summitilc.org

Swift Transportation


SWIFT Military Benefits Progam: https://www.troops2transport.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/swift-job-overview-1.pdf

Swift Transportation is hiring experienced truck drivers in Montana with particular consideration for Veterans, Guard, Reserve Service Members, Military Spouses, and their dependents. Over the last decade they have provided over 15,000 Veterans the opportunity to excel. 

Call (888) 829-4192

Questions: Chuck Stephenson, Navy Veteran (USS Stark (FFG-31) from December of 84 - August 89, Electronic Warfare Technician (EW1)), Recruiter Connect™ Specialist, Troops to Transportation and Logistics (T2TL), (502) 430-2151, cstephenson@casy.us


Transportation Security Administration


We are excited to announce that TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of $1,000* to eligible new hires at Missoula International Airport (MSO). We currently have openings for part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSO). At TSA, we offer stability, growth potential and great benefits. No previous security experience is required. New hires receive paid on-the-job training – plus, a $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*” If there are any questions or if candidates need assistance, they can contact the TSA Help Desk via email at HelpDesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov

Questions: Sogol Hosseinzadeh - Recruitment Strategy 571-491-5908, sogol.hosseinzadeh@associates.tsa.dhs.gov

Or, Kasey Harris - TSA Recruitment and Hiring | Recruitment Marketing Strategy, kasey.harris@tsa.dhs.gov



Sugar beet haul in Billings and Sidney ~ Seeking to hire Veterans in Montana

We offer driving and other opportunities that represent true careers (no OTR routes), they do not load/unload heavy freight, and their safety is a top priority.

Questions: Vanessa D Hayden, Employee Marketing Manager, (406) 454-7643, Cell (406) 836-0124, 1901 Benefis Court, Great Falls, MT 59405, vanessa.hayden@transystemsllc.com

Troops to Logistics


501(C)3 Non-Profit provides mentoring services for veterans, national guard, and reservist interested in a professional career in logistics. The services are always at no cost to you and the employers. If you would like to connect with one of the mentors, please request our services at https://troops2logistics.org/request-a-mentor then click “request a mentor”, or send your resume to admin@troops2logistics.org

Questions: Scot Snyder, President, Troops2Logistics, ssnyder@troops2logistics.org

​Teaching Jobs - Montana

Montana Office of Public Instruction


Troops to Transport aka Troops to Transportation & Logistics (T2TL)


Troops Into Transportation is an exclusive program of The CDL School and its partner carriers. We’re also approved for the training of eligible Veterans using the GI Bill ®. We operate Regional Training and Recruitment Facilities and can serve veterans throughout the USA.

Questions: (754) 444-2354, vet.info@troops2transport.com

Troops to Truckers


Military Waiver Program for CDL Driving Test: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/military/troops_to_trucks

Questions: 800-777-0133



Grant recipient through NW Energy (metering company out of KY replacing electric and gas meters throughout MT) and great opportunity for Veterans that are currently looking for work (various locations / willing to travel)

Questions: Eric Powers, Butte DVOP / LVER, Job Service (406) 494-0308, Eric.Powers@mt.gov

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Make a claim: https://montanaworks.gov/

If you recently separated from the military, UI may ask you to send a copy of your DD214, Member 4 to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Walt Sullivan Building, PO Box 8020, Helena, MT 59604-8020

Montana DLI – FAQs: http://dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19/employee-resource-covid-19

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)


VETS provides assistance to those persons experiencing service connected problems with their civilian employment and provides information about USERRA to employers. VETS also assists Veterans who have questions regarding Veterans' Preference.

Questions: https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/vets/userra/

Montana: Tom Finch, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), U.S. Department of Labor, 715 Front St., Helena, (406) 447-3233, finch.thomas.l@dol.gov

​US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Benefits that Veterans receive from employment with CBP: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/veterans

Marc Rowley would prefer that potential applicants are referred directly to him or one of his team members (for application and hiring guidance). Supervisor Armando Garza, Area Port of Seattle, WA; 206-553-1398; Armando.Garza@cbp.dhs.gov
Kenneth Longshore, Area Port of Blaine, WA; 360-332-2671; Kenneth.S.Longshore@cbp.dhs.gov
Harmit Gill, Area Port of Blaine, WA; 360-332-6091; Harmit.Gill@cbp.dhs.gov
Bret Corneliusen, Area Port of Great Falls, MT; 406-791-6145; Bret.C.Corneliusen@cbp.dhs.gov
Christopher Misson, Area Port of Pembina, ND; 701-825-5861; Christopher.M.Misson@cbp.dhs.gov

Questions: Marc Rowley, Program Manager, Seattle Field Office Recruiter, 360-332-3117, MARC.M.ROWLEY@CBP.DHS.GOV 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Frontline Careers: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers

National recruiting events: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/events 

Questions: Diane B. Anderson, EEO Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Seattle), (206) 370-3765, diane.b.anderson@cbp.dhs.gov


The United States Department of Agriculture is looking to hire a Veteran under VRA. GS-4/5 Seasonal work from May-September. Working on cleaning up trails and camp sites 40 hrs/week 4-10s Wednesday-Saturday @0700-1700; Chainsaw skills, 4-wheeler familiarity, mountain bike, lift 50 lbs; Need DL, will get trained for forest service vehicle operator; Housing available at site, one bunk available in cabin, camper available on sight as well.

Contact: Dave Scherbel 406-925-2900, david.scherbel@usda.gov

US DOL ~ Mine Safety and Health Inspectors


Learn how to effectively compete for federal jobs from a seasoned Human Resources Specialist who has years of experience qualifying and disqualifying applicants. Learn of the different hiring authorities available to Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Questions: Dolores Garcia - Division of Workforce and Inclusion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Human Resources Specialist - US Dept. of Labor 347-733-3413, Garcia.Dolores@DOL.GOV

US Postal Service

VA BLOG, “The United States Postal Service® has a long history of providing career opportunities to Veterans, reservists and their family members. USPS currently employs approximately 100,000 military members and Veterans, and military service is treated as prior employment.”

APPLY: https://about.usps.com/careers/welcome.htm

VA Careers


Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits

Military skills translator, resume builder and more: www.vets.gov/employment.

Questions: Veterans Employment Service Officer (VESO), vesovets@va.gov

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO)


The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) provides employment readiness assistance and outreach to transitioning service members, Veterans, and eligible military spouses while advocating the use of special hiring authorities, employment programs, and Veteran retention strategies to help VA become the employer of choice for Veterans and military spouses.

VA BLOG, “What to expect during a VA virtual career fair” https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/77924/77924/

Questions: (202) 461-7759,  vesovets@va.gov

VA Montana Health Care Careers


Compensated Work Therapy ~ Available at the VA for both Transitional Work and Supported Employment for Veterans. CWT questions: Pam Brandt, MAIS - Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Specialist, Compensated Work Therapy-Supported Employment, Behavioral Health Outreach, Montana VA Healthcare Systems (406) 202-5635, Pamela.Brandt@va.gov

Fort Harrison (406) 495-2012

Missoula - VA Voc Rehab: 2681 Palmer St., Ste N, Msla, (406) 258-1084

VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)


Our mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

Questions: 844-698-2311

​Veterans are a Valuable Asset ~ VA Veterans Employment Kit

Explain to employers how you're an asset for them!


VA Blog 2021 "As an employer, why does hiring Veterans matter to you?" https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/88851/bridge-my-return-veteran-voices-workplace/

Veterans ASCEND ~ FREE Service (NO Resume)


FREE employer matching service for Veterans

Campaign to build a military spouse employment module to help military spouses connect with employers - Video: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/support-military-spouses

Questions: Nila Thompson, Veterans Outreach Advocate, (904) 325-7210, service@veteransascend.com

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) ~ US Small Business Administration (SBA)


VBOC hosted by Big Sky Economic Development announced a new platform for Veterans and military spouses pursuing entrepreneurial success in Montana, Wyoming and Utah. The Veterans Building America Slack Channel, a 24-hour virtual network for Veteran entrepreneurs 

*** VBOC LOCATOR: sba.gov/vboc; 9.1% of all small businesses are owned by VETERANS! They suggested using a mentor from score.org (Missoula office is at 2501 S. Catlin St., (406) 442-4986 and in Kalispell, 15 Depot Park, (406) 461-9856).

Assistance with business plans, loans / finding lenders, marketing, etc. ~ Talk to people & RESEARCH the best option for you:

  1. Small Business Development Centers: http://sbdc.mt.gov (Missoula (406) 243-4770, Kalispell (406) 756-3836)

  2. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: montanaptac.org

  3. USDA & Rural Small Business: 3550 Mullan Rd Ste 106, Missoula (406) 829-3395 ext 4 or Lad Barney (855) 576-2679

  4. STATEWIDE Women's Business Center: sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/wbc – Questions: Lexi Preszler (Montana STATEWIDE & not only Veterans), (701) 426-7196, lpreszler@prosperamt.org

Questions: Dustin Frost, Director (406) 869-8411, dustin@bigskyeda.org

OR Ryan Luchau - Training Manager/Business Advisor 406.534.9841, ryan@bigskyeda.org

​Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana (VCNWM)

Members of the coalition have been actively scheduling and providing Veteran Specific QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. If you have an organization or group who would like to get this valuable FREE suicide prevention training, please email request to: info@vcnwm.com

Questions: Nan Wise, Executive Assistant, (406) 407-2153, nan@vcnwm.com
Or, Jim Higgins, (406) 291-0356, higginsjw.1@gmail.com

Veteran Curation Program ~ Archaeological Collections


The VCP was created to process at-risk archaeological collections belonging to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The VCP is a five-month program that provides employment, vocational training, and technology skills to veterans seeking to improve their access to the mainstream job market.

APPLY: http://veteranscurationprogram.org/program-description/

Questions: Jasmine Heckman, highja01@gmail.com or go to: https://veteranscurationprogram.org/contact-us/

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

VEOA is a special hiring authority, which gives eligible Veterans access to positions that otherwise may have only been available to current competitive service employees. In VEOA appointments, preference eligible and Veterans are not given preference, but they are allowed to compete for job opportunities that are not offered to other external candidates. A VEOA eligible who is selected will be given a career or career-conditional appointment.


FEDS HIRE VETS: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/#content

Regional VA for Vets contact: Mark, (513) 497-7284, mark.berninger@va.gov

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

Free for eligible Veterans: https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/fgib/VetTec_Veteran.asp

Questions: VA Education Call Center, (888) 442-4551, VETTEC.VBABUF@va.gov

Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions (VETS), Inc.

VETS, Inc. is an award-winning, customer-focused, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing support to Government & commercial customers.


Questions: Dena, Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc., (434) 374-5899, DGraham@vets-inc.com

Veterans, Inc. ~ Helena


Our organization received the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant for Eastern and Western MT.  We help Veterans in MT who are unemployed or under employed find jobs and with resume building, trainings, financial assistance for certifications, work clothing, tools etc.

Questions: Jennifer Thomas, Universal Services Advocate-Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program(HVRP), Veterans Inc., (406) 591-7519, Cell (406) 591-7519, jenniferthomas@veteransinc.org

Veterans Preference

Claiming preference: Submit SF-15 (PDF file)

You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office or , contacting a VA call center or online.

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

Excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible veterans without competition. If you:

  • are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR

  • are a disabled veteran, OR

  • are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR

  • are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible.


VETJOBS (Previously Corporate America Supports You "CASY")


Seeking Veterans, transitioning military, and members of the National Guard.

*** Military Veteran & Spouse Remote and Virtual Employment opportunities! https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=16030&siteid=6090#home

Aimee, "List of openings in the Cyber/IT world with my partner companies” (remove Montana to see national – over 11K!): https://jobs.vetjobs.org/jobs/?q=remote+cyber&location=montana

Questions: Aimee Baird, Recruiter Connect Specialist (435) 414-8025, abaird@vetjobs.org

Melanie P. Grantham, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, Recruiter Connect™ Specialist, Air Force Spouse, m_grantham@msccn.org

Sandy Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs, CASY & MSCCN, (636) 248-0513, sartman@casy.us

​Volunteers of America ~ Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) & Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)


  • HVRP provides homeless / at risk Veterans assistance w/obtaining gainful, long term, and meaningful employment. HVRP provides additional job hunting support services called “Individual Case Management” which includes job search assistance (resume reviews / preparation, referrals, interviewing skills, and retention / post-employment services), vocational training (financial assistance to get into training programs), transportation assistance, work tools / phone / clothing assistance.

  • SSVF is designed to assist with housing stability. Eligible veterans receive case management and referrals to Veteran Administration (VA) and community resources for securing or maintaining permanent housing. Participants may be eligible to receive short term financial assistance. SSVF provides eligible Veteran families with Case Management, assistance obtaining VA benefits, and other supportive services

VOA - HVRP Missoula: Nancy Wittmier, Employment Service Coordinator, (406) 926-3600, nwittmier@voanr.org

VOA - SSVF Missoula: Kimberly Bell, Service Coordinator, (406) 926-3600, kbell@voanr.org

VOA - HVRP Helena: Scott Brooke, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, HVRP Program Manager, 406.996.1139, C 406.270.8074, sbrooke@voanr.org

Walgreens HERO Program


40% Tuition Discount ~ Apply online for Shift Lead or Assistant Store Manager Trainee (ASMT). We know that hiring a military veteran is one of the best decisions we can make. You’re proven leaders, quick learners, team players, and you know how to get the job done and motivate others with passion and pride. Requires at least 6 months of military experience

Questions: (866) 967-5492 or email corporate.careers@walgreens.com

​​Yellowstone National Park

usajobs.gov (search yellowstone)

We have several job openings (seasonal and permanent) with wages from 17.00 to 28.00 per hour. If you have any vets out there that are interested - feel free to call me.

TO APPLY: Please email resume to Everett Munson, North District Roads, Yellowstone National Park, (307) 344-2492, Cell (406) 581-9762, everett_munson@nps.gov