County Caseworker Application Process


County Caseworkers provide services and assistance to clients and families, protect individuals from physical and emotional neglect and abuse, and formulate and implement social plans of action.

County Caseworkers have a great impact on the lives of their clients. As a caseworker, you would be making a real difference in your community, as well as gaining the experience needed to advance your career.

There are two parts to the application process for county caseworkers. First, you must apply to an online exam and receive a score. Once you receive your score, you may apply to as many applicable vacancies as you wish, prior to the expiration of your score.

In order to be considered for a County Caseworker vacancy, you must first apply to the exam posting, complete that application, and receive a score. Completing the application for the exam posting itself does not count as an application to a vacancy.


Applying to an Online Exam

Visit www.employment.pa.gov and click the "Open Jobs" tile. You will then be given the option to "Continue to Open Jobs" or to "Subscribe to Job Alerts".

There are four County Caseworker exams:

  • County Caseworker 1 – Children and Youth
  • County Caseworker 2 – Children and Youth
  • County Caseworker 1 – Mental Health/Intellectual Disability
  • County Caseworker 2 – Mental Health/Intellectual Disability

Once you're ready, try searching "county caseworker 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)".



If you have an account, please sign in now.

If you've forgotten your username and/or password, click on the "Forgot Username?" and/or "Reset Password" button. If you are still unable to access your account, please contact 855-524-5627.

To create an account, enter your email, a unique username that doesn't contain any special characters, and a password that has:

  • At least 8 characters
  • Upper and lowercase letters
  • Numbers and symbols

You'll need to agree to the Terms of Service after you create your account.


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Find something you like? We're glad to hear it! Click on "Apply" to begin the application to the exam. Make sure to read the posting description thoroughly before applying.

The County Caseworker 1 Exam requires applicants to attach a college transcript, so make sure to have one available.


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Importing your resume may save you a few steps. To upload your resume, click on the gray "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 also an opportunity to upload your resume as an attachment at the end of the application process.


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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.


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You can choose to add additional skills to your application, such as proficiency with Adobe products or knowledge of another language.


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Make sure to attach a college transcript, as it is required for this application. You may also attach your resume if you chose not to upload it. Any attachments 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.


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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.


answer supplemental questions


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".


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Ready to submit? We're looking forward to hearing from you! Click on "Accept and Submit" 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.


certify and submit



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Applying to a Vacancy

Once you've received your exam score, feel free to apply to any applicable County Caseworker vacancies.

Use the search bar at the top of the open jobs website to find open County Caseworker vacancies. Make sure to include C&Y for Children and Youth caseworker vacancies, or MH/ID for Mental Health/Intellectual Disability caseworker vacancies.

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).


Please sign in with the same account that you used to apply to the exam.

If you've forgotten the username and/or password, click on the "Forgot Username?" and/or "Reset Password" button. If you are still unable to access your account, please contact 855-524-5627.


Find something you like? We're glad to hear it! Click on "Apply" to begin the application process. Read the posting description thoroughly before you apply. Make note of the contact information listed for the posting in case you have any questions. Be sure to apply by the closing date!


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The application will be prepopulated with the information you provided on your exam application. Double-check each field for accuracy before moving on.


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Please enter the score you received for your exam when prompted to do so.


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".


review and certify


Ready to submit? We're looking forward to hearing from you! Click on "Accept and Submit" to finalize and submit your application.

Congratulations! You've successfully applied to become a County Caseworker. A confirmation email will be sent to you shortly.

If you qualify, the hiring agency will contact you in accordance with merit system employment regulations.


certify and submit


Good luck and thank you for your interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

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