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Applications are being accepted for the positions listed which have not passed the indicated close date. Individuals who are interested in these positions should apply through the Eastern State Hospital Human Resources Department. Details about qualifications and duties are available from Employment Services. Applications should include the unit and the position number of the position applied for.

Job descriptions for vacant positions are available from Employment Services. Please see Crystal Arrington for assistance or call (757) 253-5411. A Virginia state application and statewide agency job listings can be obtained at

Completed state applications can be faxed to (757) 253-4996 or e-mailed to no later than 5:00 p.m. on date of job closing.

For classified positions, Eastern State offers the following flexible benefits: pre-tax status for health insurance premiums, dependent care expenses, and, after six months of employment, non-covered medical expenses.


Background Check

DBHDS requires a criminal history conviction background check on all applicants selected for employment. Effective 7-1-1996, this includes fingerprinting. Please read carefully and complete fully item 11 - I on the state application form for any position.

Applicants selected for employment in a safety-sensitive position must complete a urine drug screen prior to beginning employment. A pre-offer drug test is not required for current employees who are in safety sensitive positions.

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