Employment Opportunities

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Lower Paxton Township possesses a vacancy in the position of Communication Manager.

The Communications Manager is responsible for, but not limited to coordinating internal and external public relations communications in various formats including websites, publications, social media, public presentations and press releases.  The Communications Manager serves in at-will status and is classified as an exempt employee in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  This is s regular full-time position that is classified as a Manager Level 2 within the Township’s administrative employee compensation plan.

Desired Skills:
Knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Knowledge and ability to use computer hardware, software, office software programs, spreadsheets and database programs.
Knowledge of website development and social media platforms.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of public relations and communications.
Knowledge of Township procedures, polices, rules and regulations and it’s governing Boards.
Ability to type/word process with speed and accuracy using standard word processing program.
Ability to organize tasks to meet appropriate time schedules.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
Ability to work independently and creatively to complete complex assignments.
Ability to exercise good judgement, courtesy, and diplomacy in dealing with the public and coworkers.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates and other agencies.
Ability to work nonconforming schedules based upon demand.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, public administration or other related field.  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in organizational communications or related activities with municipal government.  Experience in computer hardware/software, desktop publishing, website development, social media platforms and content. Valid Penna. driver’s license.

The salary of the Communications Manager will be based upon qualifications and work experience.  The salary range is $67,196 - $74,460.

Interested individuals must submit a Lower Paxton Township employment application and resume, including salary requirements, to the Human Resource Manager, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109 by 4:00 PM October 20, 2017.
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Lower Paxton Township possesses a vacancy in the position of Crossing Guard in the Police Department. This is a part-time position. The Crossing Guard is responsible for directing and regulating traffic to assist school buses and ensure the safe crossing of students to and from school. The hours of work for this position will typically be between 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM and 3:30 to 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday.  The typical work week is 10 hours.

Starting wage for this position is $12.00 per hour.

Uniforms, equipment, and training provided by Lower Paxton Township Police Department.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation.

Interested candidates must submit a “Lower Paxton Township Application for Employment." 

Submit completed applications no later than 4:00 PM, December 15, 2017 to:
Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Attention: Sgt. Steve Cover
425 Prince St. Harrisburg, PA 17109.

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Sgt. Cover at (717) 657-5656, ext. 1152.
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LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, GENDER, MARITAL STATUS, RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, RELIGION OR DISABILITY. APPLICANTS REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS SHOULD CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES.

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
717-657-5600
Police Administration
717-657-5656
Public Works Department
717-657-5615
Sewer Department
717-657-5617
Parks and Recreation
717-657-5635
Supervisor's Voice-Mail
717-724-8327

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.