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The Virginia Social Services System is a state-supervised locally-administered human services system. Social Services employment opportunities are available at the state (Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)) and local levels (Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS)).

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) engages families for success. We are an employer of choice with over 2,000 positions within the VDSS and over 10,000 employees who currently work with LDSS.

We are looking for individuals who want to help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.

Local Agency Careers

Types of local positions include:

  • Benefit Programs Specialist
  • Family Services Specialists
  • Administrative Professionals

To Find and apply for LDSS Positions

Note: Some LDSSs use their own county/city's websites to list job opportunities.

State Agency Careers

Types of state positions include:

  • Child Support Enforcement Specialists
  • Other Program Administration Specialists
  • Family Services & Benefit Programs Consultants
  • Licensing Inspectors/Administrators
  • Information Technology Specialists
  • Administrative Professionals

To Find and apply for State Positions

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(800) 828-1120, or 711