Working at FLHSMV
At the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), we are committed to being one of the most veteran-friendly departments in Florida. More than 20% of FLHSMV’s members are veterans, and we are proud to support and employ veterans and military spouses from across the nation. Bring your military skills where they will be put to good use.
We offer an array of employment opportunities for veterans, including business administration, information technology, and law enforcement. Explore our career areas to see if we have a role that’s right for you. Then check out our current openings for a list of available positions. Don’t see what you’re looking for in our current openings? Check back soon as we’re continually adding new opportunities.
Veterans’ preference is intended as a means of recognizing the sacrifices of individuals who served in the United States Armed Forces by assisting veterans, their spouses, and their family members in pursuing employment opportunities. Veterans’ preference is given to eligible persons who apply to open, competitive Career Service vacancies. Current members may also be eligible for promotional preference in some situations. Visit the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs website to learn more.
FLHSMV Veterans Employee Resource Group
FLHSMV has established an employee resource group in support of our members who are military veterans or family of military veterans. Participating members receive information related to veteran benefits, services, and other resources from local, state and national levels. We also invite guest speakers to provide presentations, forums, and counseling on veteran-related topics, and then post these on our veterans’ webpage.
VA GI Bill Education and Training Benefits
Qualifying veterans and their family members can apply for and use GI Bill benefits for a non-college degree program at an approved school and/or while working at a job that has an approved on-the-job training (OJT) program. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Training Academy for FHP troopers has an approved non-college degree and OJT program. Qualifying veterans and their family members have the opportunity to build a career with one of the finest state law enforcement agencies in the nation, while also receiving a monthly benefit to cover all or some of the cost for training, depending on the GI Bill program you use and the official location of the school.
FHP SkillBridge Internship
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members (officers or enlisted) with industry partners in real-world job experiences. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of FLHSMV, has partnered with Veterans Florida in the creation of an internship for separating or retiring active-duty service members under the SkillBridge Program. Separating or retiring service members interested in participating in the SkillBridge program can visit Veterans Florida to learn more.
CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center – U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
Employ Florida Vets – Florida Department of Economic Opportunity-sponsored job portal for Florida’s veterans and their families
Military Skills Translator – Online resource from Transitioning Assistance Online (TAO) to help convert military occupations into civilian occupations
Veteran Employment Center – U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs website with career resources for service members, veterans, and their families.
Veterans Florida – A non-profit created to help military veterans transition to civilian life through a variety of services, including career assistance services.
VetNet – Offers free, online career preparation and training webinars and other tools to transitioning service members, veterans, and their families.
Dave Kerner, Executive Director