Veteran's Preference

Veteran's Preference

The City of Burnsville uses the 100 point veterans’ preference rating system for veterans or spouses of veterans who apply for jobs. If you qualify as a veteran under the Minnesota Statue 197.447 or are the spouse of a qualifying veteran, you may be able to claim Veterans’ Preference points. (Veteran’s Preference points will be applied to eligible applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the job before the preference points are awarded. Ten points will be added for a veteran and fifteen points for a disabled veteran.)

To claim Veterans’ Preference, the applicant must complete the Veterans’ Preference portion of the application and include a copy of the appropriate, required documentation (see below) to prove eligibility. The documentation must be included in the application or submitted prior to the application closing date in order to be considered.

To qualify for Veteran's Preference, the veteran must:

Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served:

  • On active duty for 181 consecutive days or
  • By reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or
  • Who has met the minimum active duty requirement as defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, section 3.12a, or 
  • Who has active military service certified under section 401, Public Law 95-202. The active military service must be certified by the United States secretary of defense as active military service and a discharge under honorable conditions must be issued by the secretary

To claim Veteran's Preference, applicants must:

  1. Complete the Election of Veteran's Preference portion on the application
  2. Include a copy of documentation (see steps below)
  3. Meet minimum qualifications (above)

Document Submission

Copies of documentation must be provided by the posting's closing date.

  • Preferred Method of Submission - Scan and upload a copy of your document(s) and attach to your application
  • Optional Method of Submission - Mail a hard copy to City of Burnsville, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337

Documentation Requirements

Veteran

  • "Member Copy 4" of the DD2I4 (separation from active duty)

Disabled Veteran

  • "Member Copy 4"  of the DD214
  • Summary of Benefits Letter from USDVA verifying a compensable service connected disability

Spouse of a Disabled Veteran

  • Copy of marriage certificate verifying marriage (cannot be divorced or remarried)
  • Veteran's "Member Copy 4" of the DD2I4
  • Summary of Benefits Letter from USDVA verifying a compensable service connected disability, and a USDVA Statement of the Case or other documentation showing that the disability is related to the position requirements

Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran

  • Copy of marriage certificate verifying marriage (cannot be divorced or remarried)
  • Veteran's "Member Copy 4"  of the DD2I4
  • Proof of death

Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran (who was disabled at time of death)

  • Copy of marriage certificate verifying marriage (cannot be divorced or remarried)
  • Veteran's "Member Copy 4" of the  DD2I4
  • Summary of Benefits Letter from USDVA verifying a compensable service connected disability, and a USDVA Statement of the Case or other documentation showing that the disability was related to the position requirements
  • Proof of death

Additional Assistance

For assistance in obtaining a copy of your DD214, or other documentation, contact your County Veterans Service Office.