Human Resources

Joe Picarelli – Director




911 Telecommunicator

The Northumberland County Department of Public Safety is currently seeking Full Time 911 Telecommunicator. See attached job description for qualifications.  Full-time positions come with a full benefit package including health insurance, prescription, vision, dental, vacation, holiday, sick, personal time, and retirement. Send application to: Department of Human Resources, Attn: Joe Picarelli, 399 Stadium Drive  Sunbury PA. 17801. Northumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accountant – Controller’s Office

The County of Northumberland is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Accountant.  This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Prior experience in government accounting is preferred but not required.  Knowledge of automated accounting systems and reporting requirements and the ability to interpret financial and accounting data is also preferred but not required.

To apply please complete an application found on the county website at and return to:  Northumberland County Controller, Administration Center, 399 Stadium Drive, Sunbury, PA  17801.  Northumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adult Probation Parole Officer

An employee in this class investigates, advises, and counsels individuals on probation or parole to foster their personal, social, and economic adjustment in the community. Work involves the counseling and supervision of individuals on probation or parole, completion of presentence investigation reports, and investigations of pre-parole plans. Work includes a wide variety of contacts with agencies, employers, friends, and families in securing information regarding probationers and parolees, and assisting in developing useful and effective rehabilitation plans. There is an element of physical danger in working with probation and parole violators. The work is regulated by law and well-defined procedures, but affects the public safety and the personal liberties of individuals. Work is reviewed in progress through observing the employee in action, through conferences, and upon completion, through the review of reports and recommendations. Full job description is available by clicking here.

Assistant Public Defender

The County of Northumberland is currently seeking a full time Assistant Public Defender. See job description for qualifications. Send application or resume to: Northumberland County Human Resources. Attn: Joe Picarelli, 399 Stadium Drive  Sunbury, PA. 17801. Northumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Northumberland County BH/IDS Program is looking for ambitious, caring and dependable people to work with our individuals and families to assist them to reach their highest level of social, economic, and physical and emotional well-being.  Duties include interviewing, obtaining social histories, determining eligibility for services, developing social plan of action, providing referral services, counseling and negotiating services on behalf of individuals. Ability to manage a caseload, good writing and communication skills and keeping well-organized reports and records are a must.  Valid driver’s license is required.

Benefits include Tuition Reimbursement, Health Insurance including dental, eye and prescription coverage, paid on-call, Training, Retirement Plan and ability to advance.  PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR COUNTY CASEWORKERS IS REQUIRED.

All applicants must have successfully completed 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, Psychology, gerontology, criminal justice or other related social science. MUST ALSO have a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above fields.

Interested applicants can schedule a Caseworker 1 or Caseworker 2 test on line at:  Interested parties can also send a Letter of Interest and Resume to the agency of their choice: Behavioral Health & Intellectual/Developmental Services, 217 N. Center Street, Sunbury, PA 17801, ATTN: Carmine Picarelli, Administrator or Children & Youth Services, 322 N. Second Street, Sunbury, PA 17801, ATTN: Katrina Gownley, Administrator.

Correctional Officers

We are now accepting applications for correctional officers. Please fill out and return the applications to Human Resources. Northumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Secretary II

This position involves confidential clerical and administrative duties which involve varied and moderately complex work methods and functions.

An employee in this class performs a variety of functions. Work normally involves the application of initiative and independent judgment to procedural questions which are encountered, although decisions made are limited by established precedents and County policies. Work is reviewed by a superior for content and accuracy. The employee, because of the nature and confidentiality of the subject frequently dealt with, is required to exercise discretion, independence and judgment. Full details can be viewed by clicking here.

Interested Candidates should send resume to Tim Heitzman, CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER. 322 N Second Street, 4th Floor, Sunbury Pa 17801


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