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Employment Application Instructions
  • Review Centre County Government's list of available job openings.
  • Carefully review the position description and qualifications; if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and wish to apply, print and complete the Employment Application or visit the Office of Human Resources to complete the Employment Application on site.
  • The Employment Application will be accepted at the following location either in-person or via mail:
  • To be considered for the listed job openings, the Employment Application must be received by the closing date listed in the posting.
  • Only one application is needed to apply for one or more County positions. It must be filled out completely and accurately, and bear your original signature. We do not accept pre-employment materials via fax or e-mail.
  • Resumes, cover letters, certifications, licenses are accepted, however they are not a substitute for the Employment Application.
  • If you are not selected for the vacancy, your application will become inactive, but retained for one year.

Pre-Employment Considerations
  • If you are selected for employment, Centre County Government has the right to conduct a full background screening which includes collection of employment references and criminal history for select positions.
  • Certain safety/security positions may require drug screening.
  • In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations may be made to allow all individuals to participate in the selection process. In addition, Centre County Government is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. For more information, please review our Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
  • Please note that additional documents are required in order to be considered for positions with the Sheriff's Department or Centre County Correctional Facility. Please complete the appropriate form listed below and return with your Employment Application.

Civil Service Job Openings
Several departments within Centre County Government participate in the hiring of Civil Service employees:
  • Children and Youth Services
  • Mental Health / Intellectual Disabilities
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Aging
  • Emergency Services

Civil Service positions are filled by individuals who have successfully passed the Civil Service Exam for the job title posted. Upon completion, individuals are placed on a "List of Eligible Candidates" by the State Civil Service Commission. Only then will individuals be considered for any open positions.

You may apply online to take the exam at the Civil Service website. The nearest test site center in our area is the Lock Haven Career Link Office. If you have additional questions concerning civil service employment, contact the Office of Human Resources at (814) 355-6748.