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The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has an ongoing need to hire qualified Pennsylvanians to provide service and leadership for its varied and diverse programs. There are two general types of jobs available with DPW: Civil Service and Non-Civil Service.
Each type of job involves a separate employment process, different from finding a job with most private companies and nonprofit organizations. Generally, if you are not already employed by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you will have a greater chance of securing employment if you apply to the State Civil Service Commission or the Bureau of State Employment for future vacancies rather than attempting to apply directly to DPW for current advertised vacancies.
The State Civil Service Commission oversees Civil Service employment. The majority of the positions within DPW are covered by the Civil Service, which requires job candidates to participate in competitive examinations in order to qualify for employment. The DPW Recruitment Spotlight gives more information on Civil Service jobs with ongoing needs to fill.
Non-Civil Service employment is managed by the Governor's Office of Administration, Bureau of State Employment. Job seekers looking for non-civil service jobs in Pennsylvania can apply online at www.employment.pa.gov.
Active state employees looking for other job opportunities with the Commonwealth can use JobNet to search for openings. Applicants may be asked to complete and provide a DPW Vacancy Bidding Form as well as other materials when applying.
DPW provides a full range of benefits for regular salaried (or full-time) employees and on a prorated basis for qualified part-time employees. Benefits include single or family health insurance, life insurance, deferred compensation, a leave program, and a retirement plan.
Internship opportunities are available to high-school students displaying a variety of skills and interested in 9-month or 12-month assignments.
The Human Resource Management Trainee program was created to introduce qualified individuals to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's system of Human Resource Management. This 12-month program offers college graduates entry into a career that prepares them to be tomorrow's leaders in the state's Human Resource Management system. Learn more...
The Pennsylvania Management Associate Program attracts bright, talented men and women with the capacity for inspired leadership to careers in state government. During the one-year program which begins in July 2009, graduates of any master degree program participate in intensive on-the-job and specialized training, rotating work assignments throughout many Commonwealth agencies, plus other professional developmental activities and opportunities. Learn more...
For more information on employment opportunities with DPW or the application process, please contact:
Bureau of Human Resources
Room 106, Health & Welfare Building
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
You can also contact the State Civil Service Commission at one of their regional offices:
|Strawberry Square Complex |
320 Market Street, P.O. Box 569
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Telephone: (717) 783-3058
|110 N. 8th Street, Suite 503|
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2412
Telephone: (215) 560-2253
|411 7th Ave., Room 410 |
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1925
Telephone: (412) 565-7666