Applicants with Disabilities
SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
The Pennsylvania State
Civil Service Commission recognizes the importance of equal employment
opportunity for persons with disabilities and the contributions that they can
offer through public service. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged
to apply for employment opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
To access information on job titles that are currently open for
application and testing you can view the Open Test Announcements
page. After you review the "Summary of Civil Service Examinations,"
you may select individual test announcements for the job title(s) which
interest you. Each test announcement will provide much of the information you
need regarding job details, how to apply, and requirements for eligibility. You
are encouraged to use the online application service on our website's homepage. You can also contact any civil
service office for additional information, or to request hard copies of test
announcements and applications. Please note that many test announcements open
and close for application on a periodic basis, so you are encouraged to check
the website frequently.
The State Civil
Service Commission provides a variety of services to candidates, such as
specialized testing accommodations for applicants with disabilities, as well as
one-on-one career counseling, resume evaluations, and general civil service
information services, which are offered without regard to an applicant's
disability status. While the Commission is pleased to provide individual
customer service, please note that all necessary information regarding
currently available examination programs is on this website. Therefore, before
seeking counseling or resume evaluation services, we strongly encourage
applicants to browse our website to identify positions of interest, as this is
the fastest way to apply and test for civil service job titles.
Service (TRS) is available by calling 711 (for hearing or speech impaired
Examination Services and Testing Accommodations
The State Civil
Service Commission realizes that some applicants with disabilities may require
testing accommodations to enable them to perform to their full potential.
Types of common
accommodations might include providing a reader or writer for the applicant,
additional time allowance, or simply a separate room for testing. Testing
accommodations also take into account the type of examination given. When
possible, examination materials will be adapted and/or modified to a format
that best meets the needs of the individual candidate requesting test
accommodations, without compromising the integrity of the examination. Modified
materials and any special proctor’s instructions will be prepared by the Test
Administration Division and will be supplied to the location where the
candidate wishes to be tested.
If you anticipate the need for a testing accommodation, you must
complete a "Justification for Testing Accommodation" form. This form
will be reviewed each time you submit an application. The Justification for Testing Accommodation form can be viewed and/or printed on our website. This form can also be requested from the Test
Administration Division by calling (717) 787-2935, or by contacting your local
State Civil Service Commission Office. All information you provide is
Additional Information can be found in the " Information for Applicants with Disabilities" brochure.
For additional information on the application, testing, and hiring process, please review the information regarding " How to Get a Civil Service Job."
Please visit State Civil Service Commission offices page, test center locations page, and contact information page for more information.
A variety of federal, state, and local agencies provide rehabilitation,
advocacy, and referral services to individuals with disabilities. If you would
like to learn more about their services, please refer to the blue pages of your
telephone directory for the telephone number of the office nearest you.
Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.