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We appreciate your interest with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). To apply for any position, you must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment via the “Virginia Jobs” employment website and apply for each individual position no later than the cut-off date stated in the job announcement.

Please note that VDACS does not accept resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application; therefore, the application must be detailed and fully completed.

Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information.

Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection. If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit one of the following:

  1. Local Public Library
  2. Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) Field Offices

Benefits: In addition to competitive pay, the Commonwealth of Virginia offers a comprehensive total compensation package for salaried employees. Click here for more information.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete a Form I-9 and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. Click here to “self check” your employment status.

DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff: If you have a “yellow form” or “blue form” issued by a state agency as related to the Department of Human Resource Management’s (DHRM) Layoff Policy, this document must be received by VDACS prior to the application deadline in order to be considered. This is the sole responsibility of the applicant and may be faxed to 804.371.8879 or emailed to

Employers of National Service: The Commonwealth of Virginia is an Employer of National Service. Virginia encourages AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni to continue their lifetime of service by applying for jobs with Virginia State Government. Preference is not awarded to national service alumni in the hiring process. Read Governor McAuliffe’s guidance on Employers of National Service for more details.

VDACS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the Governor’s Equal Opportunity Number One (2014) Initiative. Additional information for veterans is available on the Department of Human Resource Management’s (DHRM) Veterans Employment and Outreach Services Page.

If you require assistance in applying for employment with our Agency, please call the Human Resources Office at 804.371.8066, Hearing Impaired 1.800.828.1120. E-Mail:

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