County Employment Opportunities
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 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.
Job seekers are required to apply to each exam (County Caseworker 1 for Children and Youth and for Behavioral Health) on the Civil Service website and answer job-related questions for each job title. The responses to these questions will be scored for applicants who meet the minimum experience and training requirements. 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.
Other Civil Service Positions
The Departments under the Wayne County Human Services Department of Wayne County Government are Civil Service covered positions through the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission. Please note these are County positions and carry county salaries and benefits package.
- Please contact Juliann Doyle, at 253-4262, ext. 3111 for more information on how to apply and test through the civil service system. Email Juliann Doyle
- A phone call to set up an appointment is recommended.
- Visit Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission to apply.
- Test at:
Lackawanna County Career Link
135 Franklin Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
- The County of Wayne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Tips for Applying for Civil Service Exam Online
Wayne County Departments that hire through the PA State Civil Service Commission
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
- Children and Youth Services (C&Y)
- Drug and Alcohol Commission (D&A)
- Behavioral and Developmental Programs and Early Intervention (B&DP/EI)
- Wayne County Transportation System (WCTS)
These departments are seeking qualified applicants to take civil service tests for entry level future potential vacancies due to resignation or retirement.
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 Wayne 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.