Why People Enjoy Working for DPS

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 8:30am

There are more than 38,000 people employed by the Department of Public Safety, and they all support the department with their variety of different backgrounds and skillsets. There are engineers, correctional officers, counselors, troopers, IT professionals, maintenance staff and many, many more personnel who dedicate their careers to public service in North Carolina. What is it about DPS that brings so many people together from across the state to prevent, protect and prepare North Carolinians for man-made or natural disasters? 

Making a difference

Careers in public service, especially at DPS, are about making a difference. Every day employees have the opportunity to positively impact the quality of someone’s life. They may work in Emergency Management and help people secure assistance and rebuild after hurricanes, communications and share critical messages with the public or Juvenile Justice and rehabilitate youth as youth services behavior specialists. Whatever the division or section, employees find their careers meaningful and that their daily work makes a difference in the lives of others.   

Lots of interesting careers for you

No matter what your career interests are, DPS has a position for you. Every section (Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Emergency Management, Alcohol Law Enforcement, etc.) offers positions in an office setting or careers away from a desk. Whatever your passion is, DPS provides a career option. The department has accountants, administrative assistants, special agents, medical professionals, food service staff, corrections staff, teachers and social workers. You name it, you can have a career at DPS in the field.

Flexible schedule and career options

The department offers various types of career options and combined with locations throughout North Carolina, a career with DPS provides lots of flexibility. Not only are there many places to live and work for the department, there are also different shifts available. It depends on your field, but there are many positions available with alternative schedules. You may also find a position with flexible hours. Early risers might prefer working 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., while night owls might enjoy working 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. They are all possible when working for DPS.

Time off

As a state agency, DPS offers a competitive state benefits package to its employees that includes generous vacation and sick leave. Employees begin with 14 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave a year, and unused leave can roll over annually. As time of service increases, the amount of time off increases. Employees also receive 12 holidays throughout the year. The time off offered provides staff with a great work-life balance.

Every employee has their own reason for joining and enjoying their career with DPS. Find your Career that Matters and join the department today!

Dabney Weems