Dauphin County government offers a variety of full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Postings of current job openings throughout the County are available by selecting one of the categories listed below that most meets your needs.
Any persons wishing consideration for a posted position should submit a Dauphin County Application for Employment (non-Prison positions) or a Dauphin County Prison Employment Application to the Dauphin County Department of Human Resources. Please specify the job title, department and requisition number of the posted position you are applying for as listed under Full-Time Positions or Part-Time Positions. Please submit a separate application for each position for which you are applying. Resumes may supplement an application but cannot be substituted for one and will be returned if not accompanied by an employment application. Applications for non-posted positions will be given no employment consideration and will not be retained.
While Dauphin County does not inquire into an individual’s criminal history at the time of application, with the exception of Prison positions, certain convictions may disqualify an individual from a position. For a listing of offenses that prohibit individuals from holding positions in certain departments, please see our Prohibited Offenses Listing. Individuals having convictions in these categories may wish to apply for positions with less restrictions.
Dauphin County transitioned from the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission hiring system to a Merit-Based Hiring System for employees of its human services departments, effective April 24, 2014. Under the new system, the County will be responsible for all aspects of the hiring process including recruitment of internal and external candidates for vacant or new positions, screening of applicants to ensure they meet the minimum education and training requirements for a particular position, administration of assessments, and interviewing of candidates. For more information on the Merit-Based Hiring System, please refer to the Step-by-Step Guide. In an effort to provide a prompt and efficient procedure for fair and equitable resolution of areas of conflict regarding the Merit-Based Hiring System, Dauphin County has put in place an Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy/Procedure.
Included with the employment application set are voluntary self-identification forms which gather information on applicants’ gender and race and provide applicants the opportunity to self-identify as persons with a disability or a protected veteran status. These voluntary self-identification forms are used for government compliance purposes regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and are not part of the employment application nor will the information be shared with persons responsible for hiring.
The Dauphin County Application for Employment and the Dauphin County Prison Employment Application set and voluntary self-identification forms may be e-mailed, hand delivered, faxed or mailed to Dauphin County Department of Human Resources. Our address, fax number and e-mail address are listed below and on the application. Please note: when e-mailing your application, as with all forms of submission, the application and authorization for pursuit of confidential information form must be signed (by hand or electronically). If you do not have Adobe Writer software, your changes will not be saved (i.e., the information you type on the application and forms) and you will need to print, scan and attach the PDF document in order to submit your application electronically.
The County of Dauphin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. In the event you require an accommodation to apply or to participate in the selection process, please contact the County Department of Human Resources at the address or phone number listed below.
Our office is dedicated to providing first class service to our customers and employees. If we can be of any assistance or if you have any questions about our employment process, please contact us.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Dauphin County government. We look forward to hearing from you.
Dauphin County Department of Human Resources
2 South Second Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1295
Phone: (717) 780-6230
Fax: (717) 257-1562