Jobs at DSHS

DSHS is committed to hiring skilled and dedicated employees who will work hard to pursue our vision of a healthy Texas. If you are looking to make a difference and tackle new challenges, we encourage you to start a career with us.

Employment opportunities at DSHS are listed in the Texas Health and Human Services Jobs Center. You can also use this site to search all current openings within other HHS agencies.

If you find a job posting that interests you, you can apply for the position by creating a profile and completing an online State of Texas application. By creating a profile, the application will remain on file for your future use so you can update your profile or application information, or you can apply to other jobs. The Job Center also allows you to view and track the status of your submitted applications online.

For assistance with the application process or to report issues, please call the HHS Jobs Service Center at 1-888-894-4747.

Benefits of Becoming a DSHS Employee

  • Competitive salary and longevity pay
  • Career advancement
  • Educational Leave
  • Professional licensing
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
  • And more...

Veteran Hiring

DSHS is proud to support veterans and creates a work environment that values the skills service members offer.

State law requires agencies to give veterans, surviving spouses of veterans, and orphans of veterans preference in the selection process when candidates are similarly qualified. Our HR specifically encourages managers to interview veterans for any job openings and states that if skills needed in a job can be obtained through federal government service, they should be accepted.

For veteran’s assistance, please contact the HHS Veteran Liaison or visit the HHSC Veterans Resources and Hiring page.