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Information Technology

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Do you enjoy the challenges of today's technology?

Whether you are designing a new website, creating an application, troubleshooting in a customer service environment, or working at the Commonwealth server farm, all of these IT assignments provide critical support to Pennsylvania government operations. Each day presents a new set of challenges to tackle; each project, an opportunity to contribute to improved services for all Pennsylvanians. Be it day-to-day operations, or long term projects, nearly all Commonwealth agencies utilize IT professionals. The demand remains strong for qualified individuals in this career field. 

Commonwealth opportunities provide ample room for career growth and advancement. Many entry-level positions are stepping stones to fulfilling and rewarding careers. For example, you can start your journey as an Information Technology Trainee, promote to Information Technology Generalist 1, advance to Information Technology Generalist 2, then Information Technology Generalist Administrator 1, and so on. Each step along this path comes with additional responsibilities as well as an increase in compensation. There are many paths like this available within the Commonwealth; you only need to find the one that is right for you. 

Being such a large employer, the Commonwealth has many exciting projects that provide an opportunity to develop IT skills while making a significant contribution at the same time. In addition to challenging projects, the Commonwealth also provides excellent training opportunities. The Office of Administration's Office of Information Technology offers both online and instructor led project management training that is free of charge and provides key terminology and concepts that aligns to the Project Management Institutes standards.

If you are a seasoned IT professional, the Commonwealth especially welcomes your interest. Similar opportunities exist in local government agencies.

For information on currently available positions, please visit the Commonwealth's employment website at Visitors to the website may also subscribe to receive Job Alerts to be informed via email each time a new position is posted. To subscribe, go to the Open Jobs page, click on "Subscribe to Job Alerts," and then select the IT and Computers category. For additional information, you may also view the online version of our Career Opportunities for Information Technology Professionals Brochure.