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The PCPA Employment Opportunities page includes not only law enforcement job postings, but law enforcement related positions available through many of our partner organizations and agencies as well. Please see a listing of vacant positions below and click the link to read more about the description as well as how to apply. For law enforcement specific job postings, visit our Police Job Center to receive email updates when a law enforcement job becomes available.

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Position Announcements:

Patrol Officer - Evans City/Borough of Seven Fields
Law Enforcement Training Specialist - Pennsylvania State University
Transit Police Officer - Pittsburgh, PA
Sales Representative - United Public Safety
Chief of Police - City of Pittsburgh
Police Officer Examination - Annville - Palmyra Consortium
Police Officer Eligibility List - Borough of Riverside
Police Officer Eligibility List - Washington Township





Location – Evans City/Borough of Seven Fields/Butler County


Description of the job:

Evans City/Borough of Seven Fields Regional Police Department, Butler County, PA, located approximately 15 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA is conducting a search for a non-civil service police officer to work for a 2FT and 7PT officer police department serving Evans City, with a population of 1,814, and Seven Fields, with a population of 2,906.

Evans City/Seven Fields Regional Police Department is seeking a self-motivated and conscientious individual to serve as a full time patrol officer. This shift work position is responsible for providing police services to the residents of Evans City & Seven Fields and will perform a variety of activities as a patrol officer enforcing the traffic code, state statute, and borough ordinances. Selection process will include but is not limited to: oral interviews, extensive background investigation, pre-employment medical, physical, and psychological examinations.

Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of Commonwealth criminal and traffic laws, rules and regulations; Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission; experience with computer software; including Microsoft Word Office Suite; excellent communications skills; and possess an understanding of diverse populations.




Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications at the Time of Application, an Applicant Must:

1.)    Be a citizen of the United States

2.)    Associates Degree and/or 5 years full time commensurate municipal police experience; Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university will receive preference

3.)    Act 120 Certified

4.)    Have at least 20/40 vision in each eye, correctable to 20/20 vision

5.)    Have normal hearing in each ear

6.)    Never have been convicted of:

  •    A felony
  •   Operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
  •  Two moving violations with the 24 months previous to application
  •   Reckless driving offense

7.)    Possess a valid Pennsylvania operator’s license

8.)    Not have been suspended, demoted, discharged or asked to resign from a police position as the result of disciplinary action or because of criminal conduct

9.)    Never had operator’s license suspended, revoked or denied


Salary: Starting pay is depending on qualifications with excellent benefits



Contact Information:

To apply, send a completed application, include a cover letter and detailed resume outlining qualifications, related work experience, and with three (3) professional references with phone numbers. Email to boroughmanager@sevenfields.org or mail to Borough of Seven Fields, 2200 Garden Drive, Suite 100, Seven Fields, PA 16046, Attention:  EC/SF Regional Police.


Evans City/Seven Fields Regional Police Department is an equal opportunity employer, EOE that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability in its programs or activities

Website: www.sevenfields.org or www.evanscity.us


Posted: 5/7/2014      Removal Date:  Until Position is Filled





Location – State College, Centre County

Description of the job:

Participate in the direct supervision of the Deputy Sheriff Basic Training Program, which includes the supervision, coordination, and scheduling of instructors, students, campus facilities, off-campus housing, and all other aspects of a full-time residential training academy.  The position will assist in ensuring that the day-to-day conduct of the Deputy Sheriff Basic Training Program complies with the requirements, rules, and regulations as set forth by the Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board/Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.  The position will also involve limited duties in fee-for-service law enforcement programming and other duties as assigned.  A significant portion of this position will be dedicated to instruction in the academy program.  


The position requires a Master`s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field but a well-qualified applicant with a Bachelor's degree may be considered.  A working knowledge of adult learning principles is a necessity.  Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work within strict time lines are required.  Experience in compliance and working with state oversight agencies is strongly preferred.  Other qualifications include administrative experience, law enforcement experience, working within budget guidelines, and familiarity with the duties and work of Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriffs.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative.

Contact Information:

Please submit a letter of application, resume, five professional references, and other relevant materials in support of your application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


Apply to job 51489 at http://apptrkr.com/477481


CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. 


Posted: 6/6/2014      Removal Date:  Until Position is Filled





Location – Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Description of the job:

Port Authority is seeking an experienced Transit Police Officer to provide internal and external security of the Port Authority, its facilities and equipment, including assisting in special investigations and protecting Port Authority employees, patrons, and property.



Job requirements include:    

·        High School Diploma or GED.

·        Valid PA Driver’s License.

·        Act 120 certification.

·        Basic clerical skills.

·        Ability to observe and analyze situations objectively and respond appropriately.

·        Ability to handle emotionally charged situations.

·        Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

·        One (1) year experience as a Police Officer; or one (1) year as a Port Authority Security Guard; or a combination of the above.

·        Professional and effective communication skills to include:

·        Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

·        Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.

·        Successfully complete/maintain the following required training:

·        Yearly firearm qualifications with the standard departmentally authorized firearm.

·        Maintain Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.

·        Job specific training, as required.

·        Ability to work various shifts, pass days, weekends/holidays, as required.

·        Successful completion of administered written Police Officer exam.

·        Successful completion of administered fitness exam.



We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. 

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Robyn Taylor

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue , 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527



Posted: 6/19/2014      Removal Date:  Until Position is FIlled




Location – Horsham, Montgomery County

Description of the job:

We are seeking a local, highly motivated Sales Representative to effectively sell our Parking and e-Citation software products and services to state, county and municipal organizations. Our Sales Representative will employ a consultative sales process while seeking out new business, maintaining existing relationships to continue recurring revenue, and working directly with decision makers to determine and meet their needs.



Key Areas of Responsibility:

-      Drive the entire sales cycle including identifying potential clients, determining client needs, negotiating and closing

-      Generate new business by conducting market analysis, cold calling, and prospecting

-      Work with our existing clients on up-sell opportunities and contract renewals

-      Act as a “solutions expert" consultant by helping partners with their unique critical business issues and strategic initiatives

-      Work directly with the management team, software support, and project management throughout sales lifecycles

-      Become a Subject Matter Expert

-      Sales Experience desired, but not necessary



-      Bachelor’s Degree required

-      Outgoing, friendly personality

-      At least (3) years of experience

-      Ambitious, self-motivated and results-oriented

-      Must be available to travel overnight.

-      Prefer retired PA Police Chief, preferably

Western PA



Competitive salary, additional results-based compensation and benefits


Contact Information:

Please contact jyoung@upsafety.net or mail resume to United Public Safety,

419 Sargon Way , Horsham PA19044

Posted: 6/19/2014      Removal Date:  Until Position is Filled



Location – City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County


The Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh, reports to the Public Safety Director and is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Bureau of Police. 


There’s enthusiasm in the air around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This enthusiasm is caused by the hope brought about by new leadership, and the promise of new and innovative thinking that will be deployed to address civic issues. On January 6, 2014 William “Bill” Peduto was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, the second largest city in the state. A self-described “Reform Democrat”, while a member of Pittsburgh City Council Bill Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government reform legislation in the City’s history. He strengthened the Ethics Code, created the city’s first Campaign Finance Limits, established Lobbyist Disclosure and Lobbyist Registration and ended No-Bid Contracts. Mayor Peduto loves Pittsburgh and understands what makes our city unique. With a population of more than 300,000 that is growing younger and increasingly more diverse, Pittsburgh is a city on the move. Thanks to a relatively low crime rate, affordability, healthy economy, and vibrant restaurant and arts scenes, publications like Forbes and The Economist have labeled Pittsburgh America's "most livable city." With 90 diverse and distinct neighborhoods, Pittsburgh has something for everyone. We’re building an exciting, new administration and we’ve got some serious work to do. Come grow with us.

The focus of this role is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this role. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves innovation and creativity in generating ideas for quick response. Decision-making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions. The role requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities. Self-assurance, and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way is important. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style.  Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical. The scope of the role requires effective delegation to proven people, especially routine and repetitive details, but with responsibility for follow up and accountability for timely results.  While the role requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the city and high standards of achievement are expected in this role. The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people.


The mission of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is to protect and enhance the quality of life in the diverse neighborhoods of Pittsburgh by working in partnership with citizens, faith based organizations, and businesses, to prevent and solve problems while remaining sensitive to the authority with which it has been entrusted.  It is the challenge of the Bureau to provide quality service with accountability, integrity, and respect. 

The Bureau of Police provides law enforcement and public safety services.  It is organized into four units:  the Chief’s Office, which provides administrative oversight and is responsible for managing the vehicle fleet, the Administration Branch, which manages training, reporting, personnel and finance matters, planning, intelligence, and analysis functions, support services, and school crossing guards, the Operations Branch, which comprises the six police zones and the Special Deployment Division (motorcycle unit, SWAT, and collision), and the Investigations Branch, which is further divided into Major Crimes and Narcotics and Vice.

The Bureau of Police has an overall budget of $72,346,870. For more detail on the Bureau access the most recent Annual Reports at http://pittsburghpa.gov/police/annual-reports


The general administration and control of the Bureau of Police is vested in the Chief who is responsible for the government, efficiency, and good conduct of the Bureau.  The Chief of Police is supported by the Deputy Chief of Police, who also manages the vehicle fleet.  

The Police Chief’s primary responsibility will be to provide leadership for this Bureau to ensure that a high level of service and professionalism is maintained and improved upon.  Specific management goals include; improving the Police Bureau's community-oriented policing approach by partnering with other agencies (City, other governmental/non-profits and the private sector); advancing a multi-sector public health approach to violence prevention with specific strategies to address Pittsburgh’s most underserved neighborhoods; working collaboratively with other city departments and authorities to prepare Pittsburgh neighborhoods for growth and investment.

Other key issues include long term, broad scope planning and building greater diversity and employee involvement within the Bureau.


          Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.

          Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.

          General Operational characteristics of police apparatus and equipment.

          Court decisions and how they affect department operations. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

          Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and personnel management.

          Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

          Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

          Firearms, self-defense and crowd control, motor vehicle code, crimes code, Manual of Procedural Orders, criminal justice procedures, and City geography.

          City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

          Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.

          Community oriented policing philosophy.


The successful candidate will have broad experience in all areas in a municipal police department including law enforcement, police administration, safety and maintenance of motor vehicle codes, external relations and planning for future law enforcement needs and public safety concerns. He/she will have a successful track record of effectively managing the functions and activities of a police department of comparable or larger size and similar complexity of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Significant Police Operations and Police Management experience preferably in departments serving populations of 300,000 or more and must include successful progressive levels of responsibility culminating in a role equivalent to Police Chief or a top Deputy/Assistant Chief. 

          An open, collaborative leader who can drive agreements on police cooperation. Experience with regional cooperation initiatives and a track record of managing effective working relationships with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Ability to successfully work in a highly unionized environment.

          Skills as a people-oriented manager with a history of high visibility and accessibility within the work setting.  A history of clear and concise communication with department staff, the Mayor’s office, elected officials and the public. The Chief should be an adept professional in media relations and interactions with print and electronic media.

          Principal centered leadership style that motivates rank-in-file officers as well as command staff.  Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective cooperation/partnerships with neighborhoods, citizens, businesses, religious organizations, and civic organizations.

          Demonstrated ability to implement and effect change in a bureau of comparable size.

          Excellent fiscal and human resource management skills including the development and mentoring of internal human resource talent to include the creation and implementation of a succession plan.

          Innovation in service delivery, employee recruitment/selection, employee development and managing personnel matters.   


          A Champion of the Department with the highest integrity and ethical standards; leads by example. A proven record of consistency, fairness and accountability in application of policies and discipline of Department personnel.

          An innovative administrator capable of inspiring a vision and leading change for the enhancement of better policing methodology. Confident and willing to consider new methods, technology and training to better respond to the trends and cycles of crime and violence prevention

          A proactive and decisive leader capable of gaining respect from both internal and external constituents. A humble command presence aimed at reflecting the police department as a whole as capable, effective and one of the best in the country

          An excellent communicator who can effectively represent the Police Department and communicate issues regarding the needs, expectations and perception of the organization to the community at-large. A credible representative of the capabilities and function of the Department to the media

          A responsive, visible and respected member of the community who is accessible to City departments, citizens, schools, the business community and other law enforcement agencies

          A track record of developing effective and credible relationships with the leadership of a diverse constituency; the ability to value the differences and build on the similarities of need to accomplish a mutually inclusive goal of making Pittsburgh one of the safest areas in the region

          Problem-solver mentality accepts and leads new challenges, able to think strategically and to critically analyze a variety of issues. Well-honed political sense without being a politician


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Service Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Management, Business Administration or related field preferred. Advanced or Master’s degree strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will have ten or more years of progressively responsible police enforcement work with at least 8 of those years in progressive leadership roles in management/command to include supervision, strategic planning, internal investigations, community relations, labor relations, training and budget administration. Generally be available for off-hour emergencies.

This position is at-will and non-union. Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

The search is open until filled.

To apply, please visit us at http://talent-city.com/jobs. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.

Posted: 7/22/2014      Removal Date: Until Position is filled




Location – Annville Township and Palmyra Borough/Lebanon County


The Annville – Palmyra Civil Service Consortium is accepting applications for the creation of an Eligibility List with the Annville Township and Palmyra Borough Police Departments.


  • U.S. Citizen – Minimum 21 years of age
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Act 120 Certification
  • Medically, physically, psychologically capable of performing the duties of a Palmyra Borough or Annville Township Police Officer as written in the job description
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License
  • Successfully pass written and oral examinations, and physical agility test. Upon a vacancy, candidates on the eligibility list will need to pass a background investigation, and after employment offer extended – medical and psychological examinations


Application packets may be obtained at the following locations:

  • Annville Township Police Department office, 36 North Lancaster Street, Annville, PA 17003. Police office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
  • Borough of Palmyra Administrative office during normal business hours at 325 S. Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA 17078. The Borough office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM.


Completed applications must be accompanied by $40 cash or money order and returned to Annville Township or Palmyra Borough offices, IN PERSON by 12:00 NOON on September 22, 2014, or BY MAIL AND POSTMARKED BY September 19, 2014. The written examination will be held on October 4, 2014, 0900 at Lebanon Valley College / Neidig-Garber Science Center. Candidates will be advised of future testing dates after tabulating the results of the written test.

By Order of the Annville Township and Borough of Palmyra Civil Service Commissions


Posted: 8/26/2014      Removal Date: 9/22/2014




Location – Borough of Riverside, Northumberland County



The Riverside Borough Civil Service Commission is accepting applications from interested persons with PA Act 120 training for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer for the Borough of Riverside. 



Interested persons must have PA Act 120 training.


Contact Information:

Applications may be picked up in person at the Riverside Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA 17868, during normal business hours starting Monday, August 25, 2014.


Applications must be returned by 12:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Applications, upon return, shall be accompanied by a check or money order, payable to the Borough of Riverside, in the amount of $40.00 for test administration fees. 


Written portion of the testing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6 pm at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, PA.


The Borough of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 9/4/2014      Removal Date: 10/17/2014



Location – Washington Township, Franklin County


The Washington Township Police Department will be accepting resumes until close of business September 19, 2014 for testing to establish a police officer eligibility list to fill open positions. The testing procedure will include a physical ability test, written test, and an interview before an oral board.


All applicants must be 21 years of age.


Starting salary is $47,170.

Contact Information:

There will be a $35 non-refundable processing fee due at the time of filing the resume (check or money order payable to Washington Township). Please send resume and processing fee to:


Washington Township Police Department
13013 Welty Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268

The Washington Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 9/10/2014      Removal Date: 9/19/2014




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