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Employment Opportunities

The Commonwealth has two types of employment systems: Civil Service and Non-Civil Service.  The Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP) offers both types of employment depending on the job classification.

Non-Civil Service

In order to be considered for Non-Civil Service employment, prospective candidates must complete an online application at  Upon completing the application, the applicant's name will be placed on employment lists for all positions for which they qualify.  When a job opening becomes available, the Bureau of State Employment refers names on the list for consideration.

Civil Service

To be considered for Civil Service employment, prospective candidates must participate in an examination program.  If the applicant receives a passing score and meets the minimum experience and training requirements as determined by the State Civil Service Commission, the applicant's name is placed on an employment list in order of test score.  This list is used to conduct interviews and make selections.
Below is a list of the most commonly used Civil Service positions within DDAP:
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Clerk Typist
  • Drug & Alcohol Licensing Specialist
  • Drug & Alcohol Licensing Specialist Supervisor
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Analyst
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Manager
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Supervisor
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Representative
  • Drug & Alcohol Program Representative Supervisor

For further information on testing and employment opportunities, contact the State Civil Service Commission.

Commonwealth Internship Opportunities

Visit the State Civil Service Commission’s website for details on various Commonwealth Internship Opportunities.  DDAP currently does not have any intersnhip opportunities open.

William Penn Fellowship

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is accepting applications from August 1 to October28, 2016 for the 2017 William Penn Fellowship Program.  Please see flyer for details on how to apply


In addition to Commonwealth employment, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry offers JobGateway as an online resource to connect job seekers and employers.  JobGateway is an easy-to-use website where job seekers can create or upload a resume, apply for jobs, make themselves available to thousands of employers who are registered with the system, keep track of their job search activities and automatically receive recommendations of job postings that match their preferences.  A mobile version of the website is also available so that individuals can search and apply for jobs directly from their mobile device.

Current Commonwealth Employees

Commonwealth employees interested in applying for a DDAP position should utilize the Vacancy Bid Form as specified in the job posting details.