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. With over 6,000 employees in a number of locations across Wisconsin, there are positions for a wide variety of skill sets.

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

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 on the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds website.

Last Revised: June 28, 2018