Do you enjoy making a positive difference in people’s lives?

Are you an energetic and dedicated individual who values the ability to improve the quality of life for individuals and families with low income?

If you answered yes to both of these questions then you have answered why YOU should work at OACAC!

  • OACAC is an equal opportunity employer that will not discriminate because of race, color, age, creed, gender, nation origin, veteran status, disability or marital status.
  • OACAC is committed to employing and retaining a highly qualified and professional workforce.
  • OACAC provides excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement for all interested employees.
  • OACAC has been working to enrich communities by providing opportunities, offering assistance and empowering people to make positive change since 1966.



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Paper Employment Application

  1. Applications are only accepted if an advertised position is available. Our available positions are located here on the OACAC website. They may also be advertised on,,, or in the local county newspaper. If a position is available in a county center, the address for that location will be listed in the advertisement. An application and updated resume must be received in our office by the deadline or the application will not be considered.
  2. The Application for Employment Form must be filled out entirely and submitted with an updated resume, or it will not be considered. Do not use “see resume.”
  3. If you are applying for a Head Start position you must complete the Declaration Form for Prospective Employees of Head Start which follows the application.
  4. The Employment Application and updated resume can be submitted online, brought into our office in person, or mailed to:OACAC
    Attn: HR Director
    215 S. Barnes
    Springfield, MO 65802

Head Start


The file available below contains the following forms packed into a single PDF file:

  • Missouri W-4
  • Federal W-4
  • Direct Deposit
  • Substitute Email Address Form
  • FMLA
  • Emergency Contact
  • Head Start Connect Textcaster Form