Why DHS?

Two decades of innovative problem-solving characterize the dynamic staff of DHS. Our combined contributions transformed a fragmented system into a national model in many aspects of human service delivery. From evidence-based practices that keep at-risk families together, to determining best practices using data analysis, much of the work done at DHS has garnered the attention of other human services agencies around the country.

We are charting new territory to continue the full integration of services while setting new standards in the accessibility and quality of programs. We’ve been honored for innovative practices, the development of technology applications and for excellence in government.

We’re an organization that values inclusion both for the people we serve and for our staff. We believe each of our staff members should have the opportunity for an empowering, impactful and positive experience in the workplace.

We are on the forefront of human services delivery. Still, every day, new challenges arise and our team is team is always working to meet them.

Explore the pages below to see how your skills and talents can move both you and DHS forward.

DHS HR Benefits

DHS, as a branch of Allegheny County government, provides a generous benefits package to full-time staff.


DHS in the National Spotlight

Awards for innovation in justice-related services, technology and supports for people have brought national attention to DHS.

National and International Coverage

Accomplishments and Innovations

DHS works diligently to earn a position ahead of the curve in human services innovation.

Accomplishments and Innovations

DHS Offices

While each DHS office specializes in certain areas, they work cooperatively to meet the needs of people receiving services.

DHS Offices

DHS History

Every year since 1997, DHS has provided publicly-funded services to nearly one-in-five county residents.