Work for HHS

Many who work in HHS report they feel like their work makes a difference in someone’s life. If you want to join our team, HHS is looking for professionals seeking to serve and solve challenging issues in a variety of roles.

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Jobs at HHS

We help more than 7 million people every month, impacting the lives of every Texan who eats, needs health care, has children in day care or has parents in a nursing home.

We provide mental health and substance use services for people of all ages and connect eligible Texans to TANF, SNAP, WIC, Medicaid and CHIP to help them buy necessities, eat nutritious foods and cover health care costs. At our state hospitals, we treat mental illness through inpatient psychiatric care, and our state supported living centers provide residential care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

These are just some of the ways HHS serves Texas and helps people live better lives.

Eligibility Services Jobs

Access and Eligibility Services is looking for:

  • Texas Works Advisors
  • Medical Eligibility Specialists
  • Hospital Based Workers
  • Texas Works Clerks

Regulatory Services Jobs

Regulatory Services is hiring in these areas:

  • Long-term Care Regulation
  • Child Care Regulation

Direct Care Jobs

State Supported Living Centers and State Hospitals are looking for:

  • Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
  • Direct Support Staff
  • Maintenance
  • Food Service Workers

Administrative Jobs

Explore diverse administrative opportunities at the HHS. From legal and communication roles to finance positions, embark on a rewarding career contributing to crucial functions that support our mission.


HHS is seeking energetic and enthusiastic students to take part in the internship program. The program offers paid and unpaid internships, fellowship placement opportunities and practicums to enrolled college students of different academic levels and working professionals.


Department of State Health Services 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.


Future Security

  • State-paid health and life insurance plans
  • Optional health and dental plans for family
  • Optional 401K and 457 Plans
  • Longevity pay
  • Career advancement

Work/Life Balance

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid vacation that accrues from your first day worked
  • Holidays

Health Support

  • Paid sick leave that accrues from your first day worked
  • Sick leave pool for long-term illness or injury
  • Paid family medical leave
  • Wellness programs

Learn more about benefits.


Military Preference in Employment

  • An individual who qualifies for a veteran's employment preference is entitled to a preference in employment over other applicants for the same position who DO NOT have a greater qualification.

Job Rights and Benefits

  • Medical and mental health leave for veterans
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components and provides protection for veterans with disabilities.


  • App for iPhones and Android phones

Learn more about Veteran resources.