Employment opportunities

The Human Resources Division provides human resource management services for the department and administers the Merit System, which provides human resource management services for the human services employees in 75 of Minnesota's counties (72 human services/social services agencies).

For information about current available positions, follow the links below. In general, applications for employment within the Department of Human Services are processed by Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB).

State employment

County employment


Why work for DHS?

Who are we?
Why work at DHS?

Are you interested?

Who are we?

We are nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services.

We are an excellent employer and encourage applications from people of color and disabilities.

We are committed to developing policies, services and programs that are culturally appropriate and accessible to diverse communities.

We target and promote cultural and racial diversity in our business and employment initiatives.

We are a group of dedicated professionals who have chosen to use our talents in service to people in our communities through:

  • • Direct care to Minnesotans with disabilities
  • • Health care and welfare policies and programs that provide a safety net for Minnesotans who need a helping hand.
  • We are:

  • • Public policy analysts
  • • Administrative and executive assistants
  • • Accountants and auditors
  • • Budget analysts
  • • Doctors and pharmacists
  • • Educators
  • • Information technology specialists
  • • Leaders
  • • Nurses and nursing assistants
  • • Physical therapists
  • • Rehabilitation therapists
  • • Researchers and planners
  • • Social workers
  • • Supervisors/managers
  • • And more.
  • We share a set of core values that permeate all our discussions and decisions. They provide a solid foundation for healthy debate among ourselves and with our partners and stakeholders. They are:

  • • We focus on people, not programs.
  • • We are responsible for the common good.
  • • We provide safety nets and ladders up for the people we serve.
  • • We recognize and act on our mutual responsibility to each other.
  • • We are partners with communities to mobilize supports that help people function and succeed.
  • • We practice these shared values in an ethical environment in which trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, diversity, justice, fairness and caring are of paramount importance.
  • Why work for DHS?

    We offer a variety of benefits to meet the needs of a diverse group of employees:

  • • Generous paid vacation leave starting at 13 days a year; unused time can accumulate up to 240 hours or more
  • • 13 days of paid sick leave a year; unused time can be used in the future
  • • Many other types of paid and unpaid leaves of absence, including educational and parental leave, prorated vacation and sick leave for part-time workers
  • • Comprehensive health, life and dental insurance for part-time workers
  • • Disability insurance
  • • Deferred compensation plan
  • • Medical savings account
  • • Prepaid medical and dental expense accounts
  • • Prepaid child care expense account
  • • State retirement plan
  • • Credit union member affiliation
  • • Full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary job openings
  • • Opportunities for promotions, transfers and mobility assignments
  • • Flexible work hours and a compressed work week
  • • Fully equipped nursing mothers' room
  • • Telecommuting program
  • • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • • Continuing education opportunities
  • • Relocation expenses.
  • Are you interested?

    Check the state jobs website: http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers

    Call the DHS jobs hotline at 651-431-3674 or 800-657-3643

    Contact the recruiting office at: 651-431-3674 or by email at dhs.recruitment@state.mn.us. TTY/TDD users can call 651-431-3041 or 800-627-3529 or use their preferred relay service.

    Employment opportunities also are available through the Minnesota Merit System. These positions work in county social services agencies throughout the state of Minnesota.

    Information about internships and fellowships at DHS also is available.

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