Military and Veteran Programs

Nevada County is a premier destination for current and former Service Members who wish to pursue a career in public service. The Nevada County Human Resources Department offers a variety Military and Veteran programs that are tailored to fit the unique needs of each participant. We work tirelessly to support you every step of the way from your initial inquiry, placement in an internship and ultimately through your potential transition into a permanent position. We want you to succeed and join the growing community of over 50 current and former service members working in Nevada County Government offices.

If you would like to intern for Nevada County you can start here:

Internship Inquiry Application

Visit the menu on the left to learn about the variety of internship programs hosted by Nevada County to connect current and previous service members to internships and careers.

Come Explore Nevada County

Large crowd of paddle boarders on beautiful lake on a nice summer day

Nevada County, California is one of the most historic and scenic areas of our state. It is a rural county comprising 978 square miles of Northern California and is situated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains. Nevada County's high tech firms, outstanding schools, world class recreation, rich artistic community and cultural attractions make it a destination for visitors and residents alike. 

donner lake kayak with clear water on a nice day
nevada city at night
palasades ski gondola
Popular Grass Valley Movie Theater "Del Oro"  at night with illuminated marquee sign
Beautiful Yuba River emerald swimming hole surrounded by granite
Downtown Truckee at night will all the lights illuminating the city

Our Prestigious Department of Labor Recognition "HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award"

Nevada County is the only large employer on the West Coast with the distinction of the Department of Labor's HIRE Vets Platinum Large Employer Medallion award. We are one of 17 employers across the Nation with this distinction. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes an organization’s commitment to veteran recruiting, hiring, retention, and professional development.   

The stringent qualifications of the Hire Vets Platinum Award recognition ensure that Nevada County implements the highest standards in our Military and Veterans programs. This is how we make that possible:
  • 10% of Nevada County government employees are Veterans 
  • 85% of Nevada County hired Veteran participants are placed in permanent positions for a minimum of one year
  • 10% of employees hired by Nevada County in 2020 are Veterans
  • Dedicated Veterans Services Office
  • Veterans Leadership Program
  • Additionally, we offer a pay differential/tuition assistance programs and dedicated Human Resources professionals