Veteran's Preference

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HUMAN RESOURCES
CONTACT INFORMATION 

Laurie Elliott, Human Resources Director
Phone: 651.490.4615 |E-mail Laurie

Julie Pelton, Administrative Tech/ HR
Phone: 651.490.4619 | E-mail Julie


The City of Shoreview operates under a point preference system which awards points to qualified veterans to supplement their application. If you are a veteran based on Minnesota Statute § 197.447, then you may claim Veteran's Preference points.

To qualify for Veteran’s Preference the following criteria must be met. The veteran must:

  • Be a US citizen or resident alien 
  • Have received a discharge under honorable conditions from any branch of the US Armed forces; AND have either
    • Served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more, or 
    • Have been discharged by reason of a service connected disability, or
    • Have completed the minimum active duty requirement of federal law, as defined by CFR title 38, section 3.12a; i.e., having fulfilled the full period for which a person was called or ordered to active duty by the United States President, or
    • Certified service and verification of “veteran status” granted under U.S. PL 95-202

To claim Veteran's Preference, complete the Election of Veteran’s Preference portion of the application and include a copy of the documents listed below. The copies must be provided by the closing date for the position.

Veteran:
  • A copy of the Veteran’s Form DD214 (or DD215) 

Disabled Veteran:
  • A copy of the Veteran’s Form DD214 (or DD215) 
  • A copy of form FL 802 (or an equivalent letter from a Service Retirement Board) 

Spouse of Disabled Veteran:
  • A copy of the Veteran’s Form DD214 (or DD215), and 
  • A copy of your marriage certificate, and 
  • A copy of form FL 802 (or an equivalent letter from a Service Retirement Board) 

Spouse of Deceased Veteran:
  • A copy of the Veteran’s Form DD214 (or DD215), and 
  • A copy of your marriage certificate, and
  • A copy of the veteran’s death certificate
Note: Spouses are ineligible to receive points if they have remarried or were divorced from the veteran

For assistance in obtaining a copy of your DD214, contact your local county Veterans Service Office.

Veteran’s Preference points will be added to the passing score of qualified applicants with appropriate documentation.