DHHS Human Resources

The Human Resources bureau for the Department of Health and Human Services

Welcome to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Human Resources. Health and Human Services is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government, responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of New Hampshire. DHHS provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health. The Human Resources department is available to assist you with career opportunities, questions related to compensation and benefits, or any other questions related to working at DHHS.

Work/Life Balance

The State of NH provides a very special work environment that provides career advancement, a team-based approach, good benefits, minimal travel, and scheduled hours that truly support a work-life balance.

Benefits include:  

  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Healthcare and Childcare Reimbursement Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Paid Income Protection Plan
  • $50,000 of Life Insurance Pension
  • Generous annual, sick, and holiday leave

Most DHHS employees enjoy a predictable work schedule for balancing their work and other commitments. Visit the State of NH Employee Benefits website to learn more about benefits, and the salary scales.

Job Certification

Human Resources reviews all employment applications and certifies in writing if the applicant meets the minimum educational and experience requirements. The review takes into account the relevancy of an applicant's stated education, the relevancy of an applicant's stated work experience and any requirements for the equivalent substitution of education and experience. When an applicant meets the minimum requirements, the application is considered certified and is forwarded to the Hiring Manager, or the Examinations Unit when a written examination is required. When an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements, the application is not certified and an applicant will be notified in writing of non-certification.

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