County Employment Opportunities
Bureau of Talent Acquisitions (Civil Service)
Departments and Positions
Employment opportunities with the Wayne County Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging, Children and Youth, Drug and Alcohol or Behavioral and Developmental Programs/Early Intervention) are covered through the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, Bureau of Talent Acquisitions (Civil Service) System.
Information to Assist With Testing
County Caseworker 1 (C&Y, Behavioral Health, Early Intervention)
County Caseworker exams have been shifted from a written, sit-down test to an employment and training (E&T) experience online application, giving applicants the ability to take the exam from the comfort of their own home without having to schedule an exam, travel to a testing site, take off work, pay for parking, etc. This is also an up-to-date, relevant exam where the scores will be based on actual experience and training indicated by the applicant on their application.
If you are interested in a merit-covered position, such as a County Caseworker—Children and Youth or County Caseworker—Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, you will need to apply through the PAEmployment.gov website rather than through the county office. This is a two-part process which will require you to take an exam to receive a score which you will then use to apply for vacancies of interest. For step-by-step instructions on the application process, consult the Caseworker Brochure.
Applicants, who pass the exam and receive a score, will be placed on a master eligible list and later notified via email when vacancies are posted. The candidates who apply to the vacancies will be referred to agencies for interviews, as appropriate.
The online test announcement is always open, however specific jobs postings open and close as determined by the Civil Service Commission. On the "Current Job Openings" page, you will find the listings labeled (test) and (apply). You need only test once for each Job Title, but apply as vacancies are posted.
Please note, Wayne County generally hires from the County Caseworker 1 list and after successful completion of the six month probationary period would be recommended to be promoted to a County Caseworker 2, which would not require a test.
County Positions (Non-Civil Service)
The Wayne County Commissioners will accept unsolicited employment applications at the Wayne County Commissioners Office, 3rd Floor, Wayne County Courthouse. These applications will be held for 3 months only. Applications for Corrections Officers will be forwarded directly to the Warden for his file. Applications for Deputy Sheriff will be forwarded directly to the Sheriff for his file.
Available positions will be posted online on the County Website, under Employment Opportunities; some positions may be advertised in the Tri-County Independent. Once an opening is posted, unsolicited applications will be reviewed and may be pulled for consideration depending on content of application. Positions requiring Civil Service listing must follow those specific guidelines.
Current county employees are eligible to apply for any available non-civil service openings that may be posted by submitting a letter of interest. If a current county employee is successful in being selected for the open position there may be salary adjustments necessary, depending on the position transferring from and to, as well as other employment regulations covering the position.