Bureau of Human Resources
Jennifer Haas, Director
Phone: (717) 728-2009
Fax: (717) 728-0304
Gaining employment with the Department of Corrections or any other Commonwealth agency is very different from gaining employment with a private organization. Many people spend a great deal of time calling the agency, inquiring about current vacancies, and submitting applications directly to the agency. This is not the most effective way to obtain state employment. The following information should help you in your employment search.
There are two general types of employment available with the Department of Corrections -- Civil Service and Non-Civil Service. Each are separate employment processes which are administered by organizations separate from the Department of Corrections. Civil Service employment is the responsibility of the State Civil Service Commission (SCSC). Non-Civil Service employment is managed by the Governor’s Office of Administration, Bureau of State Employment (BSE). Generally, a person not currently employed by the Commonwealth will have a greater chance of securing employment by applying to these organizations for future vacancies, rather than attempting to apply directly to the Department of Corrections for currently advertised vacancies. The Human Resource Office in each Institution, or the Bureau of Human Resources in the Department of Corrections’ Central Office can assist you in the application process.
For more information please contact the Central Office Bureau of Human Resources at the following numbers - For General Inquiries call (717) 728-5355 and for more information on Job Opportunities call (717) 728-5357.
“The Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer”