The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is covered under the State Merit System. The Office of Administration/Division of Personnel (OA/DP) administers the Electronic Application System. Visit the Division of Personnel’s web site at to apply.

If you qualify, you will receive a score based on your education and experience. If eligible, your name will be added to a register for the job classification. A register includes a list of names, ranked in score order. When DHSS has a vacancy in a county in which you are available, you will receive a letter asking if you wish to pursue the vacancy.

NOTE: Applicants must respond to letters received in the stated time frame or their name may be removed from that register.

Helpful Links & Resources

DHSS Current Employment Opportunities - click here to be linked to MO Careers. Click on ‘Agency’ to sort alpha by agency, and scroll to Health and Senior Services

Currently Open Registers - the following merit registers are open for the addition of qualifying applicants. This does not indicate a job opportunity

  • Adult Protective and Community Worker I-II (open continuously)

DHSS Experiential Learning Program