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Types of Employment Opportunities

More than 85% of the positions in the Department of Education are covered by the Pennsylvania Civil Service Act. The State Civil Service Commission is responsible for conducting examinations and determining eligibility for these positions. When the Department has a vacancy, a list of eligible candidates is obtained from the State Civil Service Commission.

Most of the positions at the Department of Education are headquartered in Harrisburg (Dauphin County).

Professional Education Positions

(Not all classifications are open for testing at the present time. Click here for a list of currently open examinations.)

Adult Basic & Literacy Education Advisor
Basic Education Associate
Bilingual Education Advisor
Career and Technical Education Advisor
Drug and Alcohol Education Specialist
Early Childhood Education Advisor
Education Administration Associate
Education Administration Specialist
Education Administration Supervisor
Education Assessment Specialist
Education Resource Specialist
Educational Research Associate
Educational Statistics Associate
English Language Education Advisor
Equal Education Opportunity Advisor
Environmental Education Advisor
Fine Arts Education Advisor
Food and Nutrition Services Advisor
Health and Physical Education Advisor
Higher Education Associate
Librarian
Library Development Advisor
Mathematics Education Advisor
Professional Education Certification Specialist
School Safety Education Advisor
Science Education Advisor
Special Education Advisor
Social Studies Education Advisor
Technology Education Advisor
Veterans Education and Training Specialist

Information Technology Positions

(Not all classifications are open for testing at the present time. Click here for a list of currently open examinations.)

Application Developer
Database Analyst
Distributed Systems Specialist
Information Technology Generalist

Clerical & Administrative Positions

(Not all classifications are open for testing at the present time. Click here for a list of currently open examinations.)

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Officer
Budget Analyst
Clerk
Clerk Typist
Library Helper
Library Assistant
Library Technician
Management Analyst
Human Resource Analyst

How To Apply

To find out if an examination is currently open for testing and to obtain an application, you may contact the State Civil Service Commission at the State Civil Service Commission website or the ;Human Resources Office at the Department of Education. For information on which positions are currently open within the Department of Education, please see contact information below.

Pennsylvania residency is required for all civil service positions in the Department, except for the Special Education Advisor job title.

For more information, contact Lynn Barrick at lbarrick@pa.gov Voice (717) 783-9343 or Ann Szwajkowski at aszwajkows@pa.gov Voice (717) 787-4431.

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