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Pennsylvania Management Associate Program

Put your master’s degree to work for PA!

The Pennsylvania Management Associate will not be offered in FY 13/14

The Pennsylvania Management Associate (PMA) program allows you to participate in specialized training and gain valuable experience with multiple state agencies. Your 18-month training includes rotations in offices performing various government functions, classroom exercises and the opportunity to network with some of the commonwealth’s top managers.

Your four core rotational assignments will be in the following functional areas: 

   •  Policy

   •  Budget

   •  Human Resources

   •  Enterprise management

Salary during the training year is $40,470.00, plus benefits. After the first year, successful associates are hired by a state agency and receive a salary increase while they complete an additional probationary six months of on-the-job training before being promoted to a permanent position. Consider applying today if you’ve earned a master’s degree in any field of study and are ready to take the first step toward a rewarding career in public service.

Applicants must complete a civil service application and pass a test.  Contact the State Civil Service Commission, your graduate school placement office, or the PMA Program Director for more information.


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.

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