Veterans Preference

Graham County provides employment preference points (A.R.S. § 38-492) for the individuals listed below when a point system is used by the hiring department to evaluate the applicants.


Employment preference points shall be added to the total interview score earned by the applicant, but only when a passing score is earned without the preference points. Please note a maximum of 10 preference points is available. Preference points are only applicable to initial employment and not to promotions, voluntary demotions, or transfers.


  • Veteran:  An individual that was honorably discharged from the US Armed forces after at least 180 days (6 months) of active duty. (5 points)
  • Disabled Veteran: An honorably discharged Veteran who served on active duty, has a service connected disability and is receiving compensation benefits. (10 points)
  • Spouse of veteran who is MIA, POW, totally and permanently service connected disabled, or who dies of a service connected disability. Submit verification certificate (available at the Department of Economic Security Veterans Affairs office). (5 points)
  • Disabled Person: A person with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, or has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment. (5 points)

In order to be given any preference points, you must provide the Human Resource Department a copy of your DD214 or verification certificate that supports the above claim before the closing date of the Job Announcement. If you submitted the appropriate form within the last 12 months, you need not provide another.