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The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas's largest state agency with more than 8,000 positions across all 75 counties. Each county has at least one local office. Click here for a list of all county offices, addresses and phone numbers.

DHS Employees work in 13 divisions to provide services to more than one million people each year. When Arkansans experience hardships and need support, DHS is there.

We believe families matter. So DHS offers a variety of programs to help children and families thrive, even under trying circumstances. DHS employees work hard every day to make people's lives better.

With a comprehensive benefits package, job stability, and an opportunity to make a real difference-- DHS is indeed a great place to work!

A long-term Strategic plan for Arkansas Department of Human Services mainly focuses on the following:


Arkansas citizens are healthy, safe, and enjoy a high quality of life.


Together we improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence, and promoting better health.

Operational Values

Customer Focused - Ensuring our actions and services are targeted to the well-being of recipients/clients and citizens of Arkansas.

High Quality Workforce - Recruiting and developing our people so that they enjoy the highest quality work life and choose DHS as the best place to work.

Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust


  • Every person matters.
  • Families matter.
  • Empowered people help themselves.
  • People deserve access to good health care.
  • We have a responsibility to provide knowledge and services that work.
  • Partnering with families and communities is essential to the health and well being of Arkansans.
  • Quality of our services depends upon a knowledgeable and motivated workforce.


Most DHS employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that may include the following:

Insurance Coverage Options

  • Health
  • Life
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Auto/Home/Renters

Paid Leave

  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Holidays - 11 Observed
  • Employee Birthday

Financial Benefits

  • Career Bonus
  • Shift Differential Pay (Nursing)
  • Sign on Bonus (Nursing)

Wellness Programs


  • Fully vested after 5 years

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