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. We recently received information from the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Employment (BSE) informing us that they have changed the way you can apply for non-civil service positions.
NON-Civil Service positions:
The commonwealth offers employment opportunities in over 2,000 job classifications, all of which fit into two broad categories: non-civil service or civil service. Nearly one third of commonwealth jobs are non-civil service positions filled by the BSE.
The commonwealth has improved the way students seeking summer employment can apply for non-civil service state jobs. The Bureau of State Employment is no longer accepting resumes and Personal Data Sheets for applications; however, it’s easier than ever to apply online at www.employment.pa.gov. Students will provide their contact information and work history, then select the type of job they want to apply for. They can log back on any time to update their information or apply for additional jobs once they have graduated.
Click here for a Non-civil Service Employment FAQ Sheet, sent to us by the BSE.
Civil Service positions:
About 70% of the state’s jobs are civil service including, for example, technical and professional positions in fields such as nursing, budgeting or accounting, auditing, engineering, information technology, and human resources. If students and graduates are interested in civil service jobs, they should continue to apply at www.scsc.state.pa.us.