SCSC Application Process

State Civil Service Commission Application Process

How to Apply for Future Vacancies in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Step 1


Step 2

  1. Select "Open Jobs"
  2. Then click "Continue to Open Jobs"
  3. Search for and click on the appropriate job title (some common ones are listed below):
    • County Caseworker1 (LG) C&Y (Online Exam)
    • County Caseworker 2 (LG) C&Y (Online Exam)

Step 3

Review the Job Bulletin to get details of:

  • The Position (Pay special attention to the bold text regarding applying for a particular vacancy.)
  • Description of Work
  • Required Experience, Training & Eligibility
  • Examination Information
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

If you have unanswered questions about salary, benefits and job duties, send an email to the DHS Employment Specialist.

Step 4

Click on the “Apply” button in the upper right-hand corner of the Job Bulletin page.
You must apply to the online exam and receive a score prior to applying to an Allegheny County specific vacancy posting or you will be deemed ineligible.

Select Create an account if you are a new user
Sign in if you already have a PA state civil service account.

Step 5

Complete your application one of the following ways:

  • Import your résumé
  • Transfer your information from LinkedIn
  • Upload from a computer
  • You may also manually fill in your information

You must attach academic transcripts (unofficial) or you will be deemed ineligible.

Step 6

  1. Double check that all the fields are completed correctly.
  2. Submit your application.

Step 7

Wait for SCSC to email your test results, this may take up to seven business days. Then return to the website and submit an application for the Allegheny County-specific vacancy posting as outlined in The Position section of the job bulletin.

Step 8

Wait for DHS to review your test results and qualifications and then to contact you.


If you have unanswered questions about job-related issues, send an email to the DHS Employment Specialist.