Jobs & Careers - Marion VA Medical Center
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Marion VA Medical Center


Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

At Marion VA Medical Center, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

Our Human Resource Management Service is located in Modular Building 1 Room 105, and is available for applicants Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We are closed on Federal Holidays.  Visit our Human Resource Management Service to view our announcements, complete any necessary materials, and submit your application package.

If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at (618) 997-5311, extension 54128 or (866) 289-3300, extension 54128.

Student Resources

Information on the Marion VA Medical Center's Training and Internship programs.

Nursing Staff

If you are a nursing professional interested in working for Marion VA Medical Center, please contact our Nurse Recruiter, at (618) 997-5311, extension 54235.

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

The Surrounding Area

Our VA Medical Center is located in beautiful Southern Illinois. The city of Marion, with a population of over 17,000 people, prides itself on its hometown atmosphere.

Marion is located in Williamson County in the southern part of the state.  Williamson County Tourism boasts that Southern Illinois has the largest collection of shopping, lodging, wineries and eating establishments in the region.  Williamson County is home to some amazing hunting and fishing opportunities. 

Major lakes in the area include Crab Orchard, Devil’s Kitchen, Little Grassy, Kincaid, Rend Lake and Cedar Lake.  This region also includes the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, Cypress Creek Wildlife Refuge and the Shawnee National Forest. 

Marion is the home of the Southern Illinois Miners a minor league baseball team that is part of the Frontier League. 

There is easy access to St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri as well as Paducah, Kentucky, for other cultural and entertainment activities.

Marion sits at the edge of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with the Shawnee National Forest, Lake of Egypt and Rend Lake recreational areas just a few miles away.

If you would like to learn more about the Southern Illinois area, please visit,,,,, www.johnsoncountyil.com,, or

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement in the “How to Apply” section. Most positions require you to apply online, while some healthcare positions allow you to merely submit a resume/curriculum vitae to be considered. Each announcement also includes a “Required Documents” section that lists all the forms and documents required to be considered.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. If the job announcement requires a particular application in the “Required Documents” section of the announcement, look in the table below to find the correct form for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. The vast majority of positions require an online application with the exception of a few healthcare occupations therefore it is important to fully complete the online application process after which you should receive a system-generated confirmation via email.

If you are unable to comply with the application instructions and require assistance or if you have additional questions, you should contact the point of contact in the “Agency contact information” section at the bottom of the announcement.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

VA Job Applications and Forms
Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Instructions for Faxing The How to Apply section of the job announcement will provide instructions for faxing documents, if it is an accepted method for submitting items for that job announcement.