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Career Opportunities

The public relies on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to regulate utilities in a way that balances the needs of both consumers and businesses. In turn, the PUC relies on its more than 500 employees to accomplish this important work.

Working with the PUC

It takes all kinds of professionals to manage the PUC, coordinate with utility companies and engage with the public. For example, we employ:

  • Administrators
  • Attorneys
  • Auditors
  • Clerical personnel
  • Communications specialists
  • Computer and information technology (IT) specialists
  • Consumer educators
  • Economists
  • Enforcement investigators
  • Engineers
  • Financial analysts
  • Motor transit and railroad specialists
  • Rate and service analysts
  • Safety inspectors

While most PUC jobs are located at headquarters in Harrisburg, employees also work at regional offices in Altoona, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton.

Ready to join the PUC team? See what job openings are available right now.

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Current PUC Job Openings

Are you ready to join the PUC team? Below are the job openings available right now.

Legal Assistant 1

Office of Administrative Law Judge
301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh
Closing Date 5/24/21
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Assistant Counsel 2

Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement
400 North Street, Harrisburg
Closing Date 5/22/21
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Information Specialist

Office of Communications
400 North Street, Harrisburg
Closing Date 5/13/21
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Senior Civil Engineer General

Bureau of Technical Utility Services
400 North Street, Harrisburg
Closing Date 5/11/21
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Each job description explains the minimum experience and training requirements. To apply for a position, select the Apply button on the description page, complete the online application and follow any additional instructions.

Faxed, emailed, mailed, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Visit this page often to learn about new opportunities as they become available. You can also set up automated job alerts to be notified of new opportunities through email.

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High Demand Utility Careers

Across Pennsylvania, there is a strong demand for skilled utility workers. Through the #UtilityCareers program, the PUC partners with other state agencies and utility companies to encourage job seekers to explore careers in this growing industry.

Discover #UtilityCareers

PUC Employment Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries and wages, working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitles employees to a variety of excellent benefits, including:

  • Health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs
  • Retirement and financial planning
  • Group life insurance
  • Optional insurance
  • Career development support
  • Higher education support
  • And more

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Harrisburg Child Care Program

A unique perk of working in the PUC’s Harrisburg office is our partnership with Keystone Early Learning Center located in the building. Local employees with children are eligible to take advantage of this on-site child care program.

Download Child Care Fact Sheet

Civil Service Requirements

As a state agency, most PUC positions require candidates be qualified by the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission. In job descriptions, this requirement is listed as Civil Service under the Job Type category. Each job posting describes the hiring process used to fill the position. While some jobs require you to take an examination at a test center, the majority only require job seekers to complete the application and answer job-related questions online. Current state employees with Civil Service status or those who previously held a position with Civil Service status may apply to jobs with Civil Service requirements.

For more information on Civil Service tests, please access the PA State Civil Service Commission web page.

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Non-Civil Service Jobs

If a job is listed as Non-Civil Service in the Job Type category, candidates must only meet the eligibility requirements listed in the job posting.

 

Visit this page often to learn about new opportunities as they become available. You can also set up automated job alerts to be notified of new opportunities through email.

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Questions

If you have any questions about employment at the PUC, contact:

Human Resource Office
Public Utility Commission
N-301 Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: (717) 787-8714

Frequently Asked Questions

Need More Help?

If you can't find what you're looking for here, please contact the PA Public Utility Commission. Call us at 1-800-692-7380 or contact us online.

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