Applying for State Employment with the Illinois Department of Human Services - IDHS 4500

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

Applying for State Employment with the Illinois Department of Human Services

Dear Prospective Employee:

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 13,000 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 that the Bureau of Recruitment and Selection provides. Please do not hesitate to call upon one of our recruiters for assistance.

Again, thank you for your interest in employment with IDHS.


Bureau of Recruitment and Selection

It is the mission of IDHS to assist Illinois residents to achieve self-sufficiency, independence, and health to the maximum extent possible by providing integrated family-oriented services, promoting prevention, and establishing measurable outcomes, in partnership with communities.

Applying for State Employment

Create a master copy of your application:

  • Complete the CMS-100 application leaving box #1 and written signature blank.
  • Make several copies.
  • Fill in box #1 and sign the copy for each position you would like to test.

Application is located in the FORMS Section of the Website.

For written tests: thoroughly complete the CMS-100 application; when ready to test, bring the application with you to one of the following test locations:

CMS - James R. Thompson Center

100 West Randolph, 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

312-793-3565 (Voice)

CMS - Capital City Center

130 West Mason Street

Springfield, IL 62702

217-557-6885 (Voice) or 217-785-3979 (Nextalk)

Open testing:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This application may be utilized as the actual test

for some titles.

Training / Experience Tests (requiring a degree):

Mail each application to:

CMS Examining and Counseling

Room 500, Stratton Office Building

401 South Spring Street

Springfield, IL 62706

For more information, current vacancies, and to view the Job Title Search, please go to:

Professional Titles (Requires degree, licensure, or certification)


Activity Therapist

Behavioral Analyst Associate

Clinical Psychologist

Dentist I / II

Dietary Manager I / II


Disability Claims Adjudicator Trainee (Springfield)


Habilitation Program Coordinator

Health Facilities Surveillance Nurse

Health Information Administrator

Information Services Specialist I

Information Systems Analyst I

Internal Auditor Trainee / I

Internal Security Investigator I / II

Licensed Practical Nurse I / II

Mental Health Administrator I / II

Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist I

Mental Health Specialist I / II / III


Paralegal Assistant

Pharmacist / Graduate / Staff / Clinical

Physical Therapist

Physician Specialist, Opt. A - E

Psychologist Associate

Psychologist I / II

Public Service Administrator (Options 1 - 8)

Registered Nurse I / II

Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee

Rehabilitation / Mobility Instructor Trainee

Reimbursement Officer I

Senior Public Service Administrator (Options 1 - 8)

Social Services Career Trainee

Social Worker I

Technical Advisor I / II / III

Para-Professional (Clerical, Technician, and Service Maintenance Titles)

Account Technician I

Building / Grounds Laborer

Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomist

Clinical Lab Technician I

Cook I

Dental Hygienist

Health Information Associate / Technician

Human Resources Assistant

Human Resources Associate

Maintenance Equipment Operator

Maintenance Worker

Mental Health Technician Trainee*

Office Administrator

Office Assistant

Office Associate

Office Coordinator

Public Aid Eligibility Assistant

Pharmacist Technician / Lead

Rehabilitation Case Coordinator I

Residential Care Worker / Trainee

Security Officer / Sergeant / Lieutenant / Chief

Security Therapy Aide Trainee

Stores Clerk

Stores Keeper I

Support Service Worker / Coordinator I

Switchboard Operator I

*This test is administered through IDHS' Technician Selection Program

Those with Foreign Language / Manual Communication skills may qualify for an additional increase to the base pay.

For more information:

Bureau of Recruitment and Selection

401 South Clinton

6th Floor

Chicago, IL 60607

312-793-0236 (Voice)


312-793-1889 (Voice)

Disability Recruitment - 217-524-2529

IDHS is committed to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

This brochure is available in alternate formats upon request.

Programs, activities and employment opportunities in the Illinois Department of Human Services are open and accessible to any individual or group without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. The department is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action and reasonable accommodation programs.

IDHS 4500 (R-05-18) Recruitment and Selection Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois. 3,000 copies P.O.#18-1451