IDHS Employment Opportunities

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

About IDHS Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). We continuously strive to identify and hire professionals to advance the mission of this Agency. IDHS is comprised of more than 13,200 employees in offices Statewide where, at any given time, job opportunities might be available. This creates the potential for you to serve the community in which you live. As you make your way through the application process, we encourage you to take full advantage of all the resources provided. Please do not hesitate to call upon one of our recruiters for assistance.

The Illinois Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of IDHS to employ qualified personnel, to provide equal employment opportunities in the hiring and promoting of individuals, and to administer these activities in a manner that does not discriminate against any person. Employment decisions shall not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

  1. Bureau of Employment Services (BES)

    • The Bureau of Employee Services assists in the collection of applications and reviews the eligibility of applicants. BES determines whether applicants have contractual rights to available positions or if the position should be forwarded to the Bureau of Recruitment and Selection for interviewing.
    • Application Process for All Prospective Employees

    • Application steps for current State employees, former State employees, merit system or former merit system employees, or non-State applicants.
  2. Bureau of Recruitment & Selection (BRS)

    • IDHS Job Fairs and Recruiting Events

      Information about different opportunities to meet with an IDHS recruiter to discuss opportunities with IDHS.

    • Technician Selection Program

    • The program focuses on the recruitment and selection of Mental Health Technician Trainees within the various Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) facilities throughout the State of Illinois.

DHS Positions

  1. Current Openings

    • For all current job postings with IDHS, visit the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Work4 Illinois Website at and click on "Job Postings".  Scroll down to select "Agency", select "Clear All", Select "Human Services" and click "Apply Search".
  2. Positions in High Demand

    • A list of positions that are filled frequently and often have very few eligible candidates available in certain counties within Illinois.  These are positions that BRS is seeking to fill immediately.  Also, see our Recruitment Flyers for more positions with immediate openings.
  3. Position within IDHS

    • A list of the most common positions titles within IDHS including Professional and Para-Professional titles.
  4. Continuous Postings

  • A list of IDHS titles that are posted continuously.

Outreach Programs

  1. IDHS Programs through Division of Rehabilitation Services

  2. CMS Programs