How to Apply for Jobs
Individuals seeking career opportunities at the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) must have State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) status based on prior commonwealth employment or competitive civil service testing. Application forms, instructions, general information about testing and a list of current Pennsylvania civil service openings by job category and title are available on the SCSC website
If you are a current or former Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employee with civil service status or a county employee with regular civil service status, you may apply through the Board's bidding process. All others should refer to the test announcement for the position, and follow the instructions under "How to Apply." Information on bidding is included on our job postings and available online for the commonwealth
If our vacancy posting identifies the job as "non-Civil Service," then instead of steps above, follow the instructions in the posting.
Applications and further information can also be obtained from:
2nd Level | Strawberry Square Complex | 320 Market Street | P.O. Box 560 | Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569
TDD: (Deaf/hard of hearing callers only) 717.772.2685
110 North 8th Street | Suite 503 | Philadelphia PA 19107
TDD: (Deaf/hard of hearing callers only) 215.560.4367
411 Seventh Avenue | Room 410 | Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1919
TDD: (Deaf/hard of hearing callers only) 412.565.2484
There are two classifications of state jobs: civil service and non-civil service. About 30% of state government jobs are classified as non-civil service and are filled through the Bureau of State Employment. The State Civil Service Commission
processes applicants for civil service positions.
State Employees Internal Job Postings
Current Pennsylvania employees can view most positions that are available for state employees on Internal Job Postings
. Each agency posts vacancies along with the job requirements and criteria to accept applications or bids explained. If you are a current or former Pennsylvania employee with civil service status a county employee with regular civil service status; or you have held regular civil service status in the past; you may apply to both civil service and non-civil service jobs listed on Internal Job Postings
. Non-civil service employees will only be considered for positions identified as non-civil service.
The Board requires a printed vacancy bidding form
(pdf) for all paper applications. Be sure to follow the instructions on the posting so that your application materials are considered.
State Civil Service Commission
The State Civil Service Commission administers all tests for civil service covered positions in Pennsylvania. Application forms, instructions, general information about testing, and a list of current Pennsylvania civil service openings by job category and title are available on the State Civil Service Commission website.
The Bureau of State Employment
The Bureau of State Employment
is part of the Governor's Office of Administration and functions as a referral agency of candidates for non-civil service vacancies. Application materials and instructions, as well as information on available employment opportunities and programs, are available.