Employment Opportunities

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 Get to know us

With an annual budget of roughly $11.5 billion, Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of the largest and most diverse state departments in Wisconsin. We oversee Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget, and many other health and social service programs that are important to our Wisconsin citizens. There are over 6,000 of us working together in many different roles. Together, we work to promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

 See some of the types of work we do

  • 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 (GIS)
  • Human Resources
  • Income maintenance specialist
  • Information technology
  • Information systems
  • Maintenance and custodians
  • Mechanical, technical, trades, power plant, and engineering
  • Office and administrative support
  • Paralegals and attorneys
  • Public health
  • Research and science
  • Security and corrections
  • Supervisory and management

 Look at the benefits available to state employees

  • Retirement
  • Vacation
  • Personal holidays
  • Legal holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick leave, income continuation insurance,
    wrap around insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Flexible spending account (medical/daycare)
  • Deferred compensation (personal retirement)
  • Worker’s Compensation

Detailed information on benefits is available from the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Last Revised: August 15, 2019