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Job Opportunities 

The State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) provide job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles.  The State of Illinois also provides a variety of resources to assist job seekers as they evaluate and pursue career opportunities in state government.  In addition, it is important to note that the State of Illinois provides special preference to qualified veterans applying for state employment under the Governor.  Please review the sections below to learn more about these various areas.

IDVA Job Opportunities

Interested in a position with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs?  Please review any available job postings listed below to learn more about opportunities to join our team of hard-working professionals dedicated to serving Illinois’ veterans and their families. 

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Alternatively, you can find a comprehensive listing of job opportunities at IDVA by narrowing the job search by Agency by selecting “Veterans’ Affairs” on the Work 4 Illinois website.  Click here to visit navigate this searchable listing.

If you have specific questions about job opportunities at IDVA, please contact the following individuals based on position and/or location:

  •        IDVA Central Office – Renee Dougherty at (217) 785-1788
  •       Quincy Veterans’ Home – Brittany Heinecke at (217) 222-8641, ext. 204.
  •       Anna Veterans’ Home – Melanie McReynolds at (618) 833-6302
  •       Manteno Veterans’ Home – Jeri Gulli at (815) 468-6581, ext. 328
  •       LaSalle Veterans’ Home – FaithAnn DiRosa at (815) 223-0303, ext. 207 

Work 4 Illinois


Work 4 Illinois is the State of Illinois’ web-based electronic hiring system.  This website provides information and resources for State of Illinois government jobs, employment, and careers.  This website will guide you through the state employment process for the departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor.

In addition to providing a comprehensive posting of current openings, it provides:

  •        A listing of all job titles;
  •       Job salaries and duties;
  •       Examination schedules;
  •       Agency contact numbers;
  •       Examining and career counseling services; and
  •       Various other informational resources. 

Veteran Preference for State Employment


Under state law, qualified veterans seeking employment with the state are entitled to points added to a passing grade and receive absolute appointment preference within a given grade.  Illinois National Guard/Reserves non-activated only receive points added to a passing grade.  All veterans are required to submit a certified copy of their DD214/DD215 as proof of service at the time of application.  For further information on veterans preference and available work opportunities, please contact Central Management Services’ Work 4 Illinois website.

Please view the following State Employment Tip Sheet for Veterans (PDF, 200KB), which provides important information pertaining to application essentials, employment counseling, CMS testing, and veterans' preference guidelines.