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Click on this link to visit www.employment.pa.gov and click the "Open Jobs" tile. You will then be given these options:
Once you're ready, check out our open jobs! Feel free to use the search bar at the top if you know the particular type of job you're looking for. You can also use the "Sort" option to list jobs by posting date, or the "Filter" option if you're looking for something specific, such as work location (county).
If you know the job title you're looking for, try searching "[job title] exam" in the search bar at the top of the open jobs page. Look for the posting that says (ONLINE EXAM) following the job title. For example, if you searched "county caseworker exam", the posting title would look like "COUNTY CASEWORKER 1 – CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ONLINE EXAM)".
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Apply to the exam posting.
Find something you like? We're glad to hear it! Click on the "Apply" button to begin the application to the exam.
Import your resume (optional).
Importing your resume may save you a few steps. To upload your resume, click on the "Upload from Computer" icon or drag and drop your resume from your desktop. This will pre-populate the appropriate fields on your application.
After you upload your resume, double-check that each field of the application transferred correctly. After updating each section of the application, click "Save" to move to the next section.
If you'd prefer, you can choose to skip this step and to manually enter your application. You will have an opportunity to upload your resume as an attachment at the end of the application process.
Fill out the application in detail.
Job seekers must meet the required minimum experience and training as indicated on the posting in order to be considered for the job. If you believe you qualify, you will need to provide as much detail as possible about your relative job duties to ensure you qualify for the job.
You can choose to add additional skills to your application, such as proficiency with Adobe products or knowledge of another language.
Some of our jobs will require you to include a resume, college transcript, certification, etc. as an attachment to your application. If the posting requires one of these items, the attachment will be verified by evaluation staff to ensure you meet the requirements and/or have included the appropriate information.
You may also attach any other items that you feel are relevant, such as a cover letter or a letter of recommendation.
Note: If your qualifying education was obtained outside of the United States, you will need to provide documentation prepared by a professional foreign credentials evaluation organization.
Answer supplemental questions.
The supplemental questions at the end of this application are considered an exam. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities, or work behaviors, performed in the position.
All answers to supplemental questions will be verified by evaluation staff to ensure the applicant has the identified experience and training.
Review and certify.
You will not be able to make any changes after you submit your application. When you've finished reviewing your application proceed to "Certify and Submit".
Submit your application.
Ready to submit? We're looking forward to hearing from you! Click on the "Accept and Submit" button to finalize and submit your application.
You've successfully completed your online exam! A confirmation email will be sent to the email address used when creating your account.
Your exam will be evaluated, and if you qualify, you will receive an email with a score and its expiration date.
Apply to a vacancy.
Once you receive your score, you will be able to apply to any vacancies for that job title. Make sure to log into the open jobs website using the same account information as you used for the exam application.
Applying to a vacancy will look very similar to applying to the online exam. For additional information on applying to a vacancy, click here to go to the "Applying to a Vacancy" tutorial.
When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation via email. Congratulations on applying to an exam-based vacancy!
Those with the top scores may be contacted by the hiring agency.