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Explore State and Federal Jobs

Working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government offers opportunities in a variety of different careers. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and certain local (county) governments hire through the State Civil Service Commission.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Approximately 70 percent of all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania jobs are covered by civil service. The Pennsylvania state civil service is a merit system of employment that hires, retains and promotes people based on their qualifications and ability to perform the job. Look at the various job classifications available and find out how to take the corresponding civil service exam:

To learn more, go to the Pennsylvania state civil service commission website or contact the commission's western regional office for more information:

State Civil Service Commission
Western Regional Office
411 Seventh Ave., Room 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone 412.565.7666
Text 412.565.2484

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

Federal Government Job & Internship of the Week

Every week, the U.S. government highlights a job and an internship for which they are hiring. Many federal opportunities are available to students and graduates in different fields. To learn more, visit

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