The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and Central Management Services (CMS) recognize absolute veterans' preference for individuals seeking employment in positions under the Personnel Code.

There are many different job classifications defined by CMS. Recruitment counselors are available at CMS to assist in determining positions with the state for which a person may be qualified. Before applying for a position, unless otherwise noted in the posting, individuals interested in employment with IDVA must first pre-qualify for the specific titles in which they are interested. You must complete an employment application (CMS-100) for each title in which you are interested. Please visit the CMS website and follow the steps to become qualified for state employment.

Applying for State employment can be a daunting task. There seems to be a myriad of rules to follow and you can feel like you are never really sure you've gone through the process correctly. The "Helpful Hints" document below can help with filling out the CMS100 application.

Helpful Hints for Completing the CMS Paper Application

Please fill out the two forms below.