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It is the policy of City of Doral to give preference to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans in the filling of non-exempt vacant positions in accordance with state law requirements. Veterans preference does not apply to certain exempt positions, such as department directors.

Who is eligible?

  • A disabled veteran who has served on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, has a service-connected disability, and is eligible for or receiving compensation, disability retirement or pension under public laws.
  • The spouse of a disabled veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A wartime veteran who has served on active duty during a specified wartime period.
  • The unmarried widow or widower of a Veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
  • The mother, father, and legal guardian of a service member who died as a result of military service under combat-related conditions.
  • A veteran who has served on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge.
  • Current members of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or The Florida National Guard.


Claiming Preference

When claiming veterans' preference you must:

  • Complete the Veterans' Preference section of the job application and
  • Submit Veterans' Preference Documentation within a reasonable amount of time.


Preference will not be awarded unless the documentation is complete.
Documents that are emailed after the job posting deadline will not be accepted.


All documentation must be included as an attachment during the application process, if you did not attach during the application process, you must scan and email the copies marked to show the job posting number and classification for which you are claiming preference before the job posting deadline. Documents may be:
Scanned and e-mailed to  veterans@cityofdoral.com


Documents Required

Acceptable Documents for Honorably Discharged Veterans:

  • DD-214 (Member Z or Member 4) Form and  VA Discharge Letter
  • Current official Veteran Affairs (VA) Disability Letter, if applicable

Acceptable Documents of Active Veterans:

  • Official orders
  • Letter from commander
  • Current enlistment papers

Acceptable Documents for Spouse of Disabled Veteran, Missing in Action, Captured or Forcibly Detained:

  • DD-214 (Member Z or Member 4) Form AND
  • Marriage certificate AND
  • VA or Department of Defense Award Letter under Chapter 35 confirming that the veteran is totally and permanently disabled and unemployable due to service-connected disabilities

Acceptable Documents for Un-remarried Widow or Widower of Veteran who Died of Service-Connected Disability:

  • Document from the DOD or DVA certifying the service-connected death of the veteran AND
  • Evidence of marriage and a statement that the widow or widower has not remarried

Acceptable Documents for Mother, Father, Legal Guardian or Un-remarried Spouse of Veteran who Died as a Result of Military Service Under Combat Related Conditions:

  • Document from the DOD or DVA certifying the service-connected death of the veteran while on duty
  • Evidence of marriage and a statement that the widow or widower has not remarried
  • Veteran's birth certificate, adoption papers or other proper court document as evidence of parentage
  • The legal guardian shall show the proper court documents establishing the legal authority for the guardian

Acceptable Documents for Current Member of Any Reserve Component of the U.S. Armed Forces or The Florida National Guard:

  • Document from their commanding officer or military human resources department stating the dates of their military service to establish that they are currently active.
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