Merit Based Hiring System

Cumberland County transitioned from the Pennsylvania Office of Administration (formally State Civil Service Commission) hiring system to a Merit-Based Hiring System for employees of its human services departments, effective October 8, 2020.  Under the new system, the County will be responsible for all aspects of the hiring process including recruitment of internal and external candidates for vacant or new positions, assessment/review of candidates, and interviewing of candidates.

Included with the employment application are voluntary self-identification questions which gather information on applicants’ gender and race and provide applicants the opportunity to self-identify as persons with a disability or a protected veteran status.  These voluntary self-identification forms are used for government compliance purposes regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and are not part of the employment application nor will the information be shared with persons responsible for hiring.

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, marital status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or protected veteran status. In the event you require an accommodation to apply or to participate in the selection process, please contact the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at 717-240-6165,, or 16 W. High Street, Suite 301, Carlisle, PA 17013.  

Our office is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all of our employees, applicants, and visitors.  Please contact us if we can be of any assistance or if you have any questions about our employment process.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Cumberland County Government. We look forward to hearing from you.

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