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From intelligence analysts to field investigators, thousands of Pennsylvania’s public safety professionals build their careers on integrity, trust, courage and service.

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Finally a career that works for you!

Nearly 80,000 state government employees work for Pennsylvania in just about every field imaginable. From auditors to auto mechanics, cosmetologists to computer programmers, scientists to security officers, the list goes on.

As a large and diverse employer, the commonwealth has many opportunities to choose from: full-time or part-time, temporary or permanent, entry level to expert.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out the jobs we offer, the benefits of state employment and apply for a rewarding commonwealth career today!


Clerical Temp to Perm Opportunities

The Temporary Clerical Pool has served as a “foot in the door” for thousands of employees who have moved on to permanent career positions. Did this catch your eye? Check out all our open jobs.
Bridge Engineers & Consultants

Needed in Harrisburg area. Responsible for addressing bridge and system-related issues while developing and recommending statewide engineering policies in assigned areas of expertise. Learn more.
Transportation Equipment Operator

Operate side-dozers, front-loaders, hi-lifts and other equipment and perform manual labor. Six months experience. Did this catch your eye? Check out all our open jobs.
Oil and Gas Inspector and Supervisor

Perform inspection work of operating wells, underground gas storage reservoirs, Marcellus Shale reserves and abandoned wells. Must have experience in the oil or natural gas extraction industry. Valid driver’s license is required. Learn more.
Public Service Interns

Paid internships with the opportunity for permanent, full-time employment after graduation. Learn more.
Diesel Mechanic

Highly skilled mechanics needed for repairs and maintenance. Three years experience/training required. Did this catch your eye? Check out all our open jobs.

Did You Know?

The commonwealth has 72,768 filled salary positions and 6,784 wage positions. Join the crowd — apply now!
31.5% of the commonwealth’s positions are non-civil service, while 68.5% are civil service. Which will you be? Apply now!
Pennsylvania has 149 state employees per 10,000 citizens. Thinking about public service? Apply now!
Women represent over half of all employees in 17 state agencies. Looking for a diverse workplace? Apply now!
51% of all state employees are headquartered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. Looking for a job in the city? Apply now!
The state’s package of benefits adds 56% more value to an average employee’s salary. Looking for great benefits? Apply now!
The average commonwealth employee has been with the state for 12 years. Looking for a job with long-term potential? Apply now!
The top 5 full-time commonwealth jobs are corrections officer 1, income maintenance caseworker, clerk typist 2, state trooper and transportation equipment operator B. Apply now!
Commonwealth employees pay an average of $55.00 per month for health benefits, compared to the national average of about $260.00. Looking for great benefits? Apply now!

This Web site is managed by the Bureau of State Employment to fill non-civil service positions.
To apply for civil service positions, visit the State Civil Service Commission's Web site.

Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

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