Frequently Asked Questions.
What is a Government Contractor?
A Government Contractor holds a contract with one or more of the departments of the U.S. Government to provide services to that department. We employ Medical and Dental Professionals who work in U.S. military clinics.
Would I have to join the military?
No. Contract Healthcare Workers work alongside Military, Reserve and Government Service healthcare providers but do not join the military.
Would I be a Government Employee?
No. You would receive pay and benefits from DPS.
How can I work for DPS when I'm in another state or area of the country?
DPS employees are supervised by the active duty or Government service employees at the clinic in which they work.
Does DPS pay for relocation?
No. If you apply for a job requiring relocation you must make and pay for your own relocation arrangements.
What is Personal Leave?
Personal Leave is paid time off used to cover time off for vacation and sick leave.
How and when would I be paid?
DPS employees are paid every two weeks by Direct Deposit.
What Benefits does DPS offer?
Benefits include a professional work environment; quality equipment and facilities; predictable schedules; opportunities for professional development; competitive pay and the satisfaction of supporting military personnel. Positions covered under DOL Wage Determinations are also eligible for a comprehensive benefits package.
Is DPS an Employment Agency?
No. Successful applicants become our employees. No fees are paid to DPS in connection with applying for a position.
Is DPS a "Temp" Agency?
No. DPS sometimes employs temporary staff but we do not provide temporary staff to other companies.
Will I have to have a background check?
Yes. All DPS employees must successfully complete a full background investigation performed by a US Government agency. The investigation is very thorough and can take several weeks.
Do I have to mail in the application?
Some applications require original documents with original signatures – a fax or scan is not an original document. The most sure and economical way to submit your application is via USPS, UPS or Fed Ex.
Do I have to send in all the application forms?
Yes. The contract DPS holds with the US Government is very specific and requires the completion of all application forms and all supporting documents. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
Does completing the application guarantee a job?
No. DPS will hire the best qualified candidate for the position.
Is my out of state license acceptable?
Practitioners holding a current, unrestricted license to practice in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands do not normally need to acquire a license to work on a federal facility in another state.
DPS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DPS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic. Offers of employment are based on applicants meeting the qualifications of the position, timeliness, and completeness of applications, quality of communication with DPS staff and availability to accommodate the required start date for a specific job opening.
Please note – DPS relies upon the accuracy of information contained in employment applications and other data presented throughout the hiring process. Any omissions, misrepresentations, or falsifications in any of this data may result in the exclusion of the individual from further consideration for employment or, if the person has been hired, termination of employment.
"I want to tell you what an absolutely wonderful experience I have had working for DPS. In the 5 years I have been with you I have never had a complaint or issue that was not resolved immediately. I will miss all of you guys! I sincerely hope that one day we will all cross paths again.”
Jackie, Dental Hygienist