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About the Department of Human Services


To provide quality, efficient, and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.

Department's Role

Departmental Structure

The department is an umbrella agency headed by Executive Director Christopher Jones who was appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum on Feb. 3, 2017.
  • Department of Human Services Organizational Chart
  • SLIDE PRESENTATION: Department of Human Service Overview: DHS 101 (January 2021)
  • List of Services provided by the Department
  • Careers at DHS - The department employs over 2,200 people across the state. Announcements of job openings are available at Job Service North Dakota offices, college and university job placement centers, and on the state's Human Resource Management Services website.
  • News - Department news releases are listed by date issued.

Quick Facts

Budget Information

Caseload and Expenditure Data on Select Human Services Programs:

Senate Bill 2206 - Study of Human Services

Other Publications

Other Information

Human Services Directories
The directories are not all inclusive, but may be useful to locate social service agencies and other resources.
Public Notices
Department public notices are listed by date of notification.

Contact Information

North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept 325
Bismarck N.D. 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2310
Toll Free: (800) 472-2622
ND Relay TTY: 711 (TTY or (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-2359


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