Types of Employment
More than 90% of the positions within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are covered by the Pennsylvania Civil Service Act and nearly all of these positions require Pennsylvania residency to apply. The State Civil Service Commission is responsible for conducting examination programs for these positions when there is a need anticipated for more candidates than exist on current employment lists. The Commission's web site provides current information on exam schedules and application procedures, and can be viewed by clicking on their link highlighted above.
The following is a listing of the Civil Service job titles used by the Department (list is subject to change):
Administrative and Clerical
Engineering and Environmental Control Architectural Designer
These regular salaried and seasonal wage Civil Service positions are filled through merit selection procedures in accordance with the Civil Service Act and Rules. Click on the links to go to the State Civil Service Commission's web site to see which exams are open or scheduled.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) also utilizes non-Civil Service positions. These positions include: Clerks, Laborers, Custodial Workers, Food Service Workers and other designated positions. These are used primarily for seasonal wage employment..
Candidates for non-Civil Service positions are referred to us by the Bureau of State Employment. In order to be considered for these positions, you can apply at www.employment.pa.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, visit your local library or call 1.866.858.2753 to find a PA CareerLink near you.
We appreciate your interest in employment with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. If you have any questions, please contact:
Bureau of Human Resources
PO Box 8768
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768
"The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity."