Employment Opportunities



The South Whitehall Township Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer.  FILING DEADLINE: 12noon, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Applicants for any position in the Police Department shall possess at a minimum at the time of application, an associate degree of not fewer than sixty (60) credit hours (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university, or shall have completed at least sixty (60) credit hours (or equivalent) in a bachelor’s degree program where the courses taken possess sufficient depth and breadth to qualify for an associate degree from an accredited college or university. Alternatively, an applicant who has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces with at least two (2) years of active duty, or has provided satisfactory police service in a Pennsylvania municipality for at least two (2) years, after proper Commonwealth certification, must have credit for not fewer than thirty (30) credit hours (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university at the time of application. “Accredited college or university,” as used in this paragraph, shall mean accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, or its successor, or an equivalent accreditation organization for colleges and universities outside the service area of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Credit hours shall not qualify unless taught by faculty onsite for instruction.  All applicants must have reached twenty-one years of age before the deadline for submitting completed applications.  A successful Applicant must also live within a radius of twenty five miles from the boundaries of the Township within six months of completing his/her probationary period, and must continually maintain this residency requirement while a police officer.  Every applicant shall be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and, prior to appointment, possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Final appointment shall be contingent upon successful completion of all Police Academy pre-entrance examinations prescribed by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission at the time of a conditional offer of employment or possession of a current Act 120 certification at the time of appointment.

A $40.00 non-refundable fee is required at the time of filing the application, payable to South Whitehall Township. 

Applications and necessary forms can be obtained at the South Whitehall Township Administration Building, 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA, Monday through Friday, 8AM-4PM. and are available in downloadable PDF format at:  www.southwhitehall.com.  Completed applications must be filed at the South Whitehall Township Administration Department at the above address by the filing deadline.

Qualified applicants will be subject to a civil service examination consisting of a physical agility examination, written examination, oral examination, polygraph examination and background examination.  In addition, a medical examination and a psychological examination will be administered to an applicant who is given a conditional offer of employment. The first part of the examination, the physical agility examination, will be administered on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3:30pm.

Copies of the job description and essential job functions are available for inspection at the Administration building and at www.southwhitehall.com.

South Whitehall Township is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE:  Applications will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

For more information, please visit http://southwhitehall.com/emergency-services/police/civil-service-commission/



Seasonal Public Works Employees – CLOSED

The South Whitehall Township Department of Public Works is looking for seasonal workers to provide a wide variety of semi-skilled manual tasks and operation of light equipment.  Perform basic grounds-keeping duties; and maintenance and repair of parks buildings, structures, playgrounds and other equipment.  The position will also perform general manual labor digging ditches, weeding, mowing, raking and edging of turf areas, cutting brush, pruning trees and shrubs, removing obstacles from roadway and adjacent areas.  Performs simple manual work connected with patching and repairing of streets, street construction and maintenance.  Operate light equipment such as lawnmowers, pick-up trucks and other powered tools.  Performs cleaning and restocking of park restrooms, empty trash receptacles and pick up litter.  Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.  Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid PA drivers license.

Application Deadline: All positions have been filled.

Parks and Recreation Internship

Summer Recreation Assistant – CLOSED

South Whitehall Township’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Summer Recreation Assistant.

Sample Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of seasonal recreation programs for residents of all ages and abilities.
  • Obtains sponsorship for various recreation needs and to offset costs of recreation events.
  • Prepares written documents, statistical reports, program schedules, press releases, brochures and fliers.
  • Communicates and works with individuals, community groups and committees to stimulate broad-based partnerships and develop program support.
  • Consult with school officials, youth sport groups and other public and private agencies in seeking solutions to widen the township’s program offerings.
  • Monitors and updates the Department’s social media pages and website pages, and explores other advertising methods to enhance program marketing efforts.
  • Tracks attendance and registration numbers for all recreation programs and contributes data to monthly department report.
  • Coordinates facility rentals such as pavilions and athletic fields.
  • Assists the Recreation Program Specialist.
  • Supervises the Summer Playground Program and Staff.

Desired Education & Experience

  • On track to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Parks and Recreation Management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience operating programs for a Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification required within one (1) month of start of employment.
  • A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license is required

Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist).

Playground Counselor – OPEN!

South Whitehall Township is seeking applications for Summer Playground Program Counselors.  Counselors will report directly to their Playground Supervisor and will be responsible for leading a schedule of diverse programs consisting of competitive and non-competitive recreation activities.  Activities may include: sports, games, team building, arts and crafts, environmental education and special events.  Counselors are expected to keep all program participants active and engaged from 9:00am – 3:00pm (M-F).  The program will run from Monday, June 18 – Friday, August 10.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.  Application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018. Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist)

Certified Lifeguards – CLOSED

Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist).  The Swim and Gym Program runs on Sundays (1-5pm) from January to March at Parkland High School.