Employment Opportunities

Who are we?

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is committed to supporting economic prosperity and quality of life by protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. We oversee Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget, and other health and social service programs.

We are one of the largest and most diverse state departments in Wisconsin with an annual budget of roughly $11.5 billion and more than 6,000 employees.

We ensure that the care provided to Wisconsin residents is high quality and provided in accordance with state and federal law. We also work to continue Wisconsin's long tradition of strong health outcomes and innovation.

What do we do?

With over 6,000 employees in a number of locations across Wisconsin, there are positions for a wide variety of skill sets. One of our most important responsibilities is caring for people.


Here's a sample of the types of positions within DHS

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals: Social Workers, Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analysts
  • Direct Care: Nurses and Physicians
  • Dentists and CNAs
  • Education and Teaching
  • Finance, Budget and Accounting
  • Food Service
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Resources
  • Income Maintenance Specialist
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Maintenance and Custodians
  • Mechanical, Technical, Trades, Power Plant, and Engineering
  • Office/Administrative Support
  • Paralegals and Attorneys
  • Public Health
  • Research and Science
  • Security and Corrections
  • Supervisory and Management
Last Revised: November 7, 2017