Veterans' Preference Program

Some classifications within the City service are eligible for Veterans' Preference. To be considered for Veterans' Preference, the following documents must be completed and attached to your employment application by the final filing date:
The City of Modesto Human Resources Department will add five percentage points to the eligible list score of qualified candidates who are Veterans, as defined in the California Government Code.

If you need assistance in completing the required forms, contact:

Area Agency on Aging/Veterans’ Office
3500 Coffee Road, Suite 19
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 558-7380

Qualified Candidates

California Government Code 18973: “Veteran” means any person who has served full-time for 30 days or more in the armed forces in time of war or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States, or during the period September 16, 1940, to January 31, 1955, or who has served at least 181 consecutive days since January 31, 1955, and who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, but does not include any person who served only in auxiliary or reserve components of the armed forces whose service therein did not exempt him or her from the operation of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.”