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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 local government!


Employment Opportunities

To access information on job titles that are currently open for application, please visit the Commonwealth's employment website at This website includes information about current civil service and non-civil service opportunities. After you review the listing of open jobs you may select and apply for each position of interest. Civil Service opportunities include those in state and local government agencies. Each posting contains important information about the job, the eligibility requirements, and states if a written exam at a testing center is required.


Employment Services

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. While the Commission is pleased to provide individual customer service, please note that all necessary information regarding currently available positions is on this website. Therefore, before seeking counseling or resume evaluation services, we strongly encourage applicants to browse the employment website to identify positions of interest, as this is the fastest way to apply and, when necessary, test for civil service job titles.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) is available by calling 711 (for hearing or speech impaired individuals).


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 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 confidentially maintained. 

Additional Information can be found in the " Information for Applicants with Disabilities" brochure.


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, including the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). To find out more about services provided by OVR, you may visit the website for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry at and click on the section for "Individuals" and then click on "Disability Services," or telephone 1-800-442-6351.


Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.