Careers

Interested in government accountability and transparency? The Office of Open Records (OOR) is the quasi-judicial agency that makes final determinations regarding denied requests for Commonwealth and local records under Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law (RTKL). The OOR also provides training on the RTKL and Sunshine Act to promote public decision making in state and local governments.

Facing a record number of appeals, we are likely to have openings in the near future. Please email your resume to .

Learn more about positions at the OOR:


Appeals Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION: An Appeals Officer is a licensed attorney who drafts final determinations for Right-to-Know Law appeals. Attorneys will find it to be interesting and meaningful work that impacts citizens' ability to hold governments accountable.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND ELIGIBILITY:

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of legal or judicial clerking experience in one or more of the following areas:

LOCATION/TELEWORK: Must reside in Pennsylvania; Harrisburg area strongly preferred. Up to four days of telework per week. In order to telework, a secure, high-speed internet connection is required.

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: Salary range begins at $78,612. Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, optional life insurance and disability coverage, and retirement benefits. Position may also be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Administrative Professional

THE POSITION: The administrative professional position with the Office of Open Records (OOR) involves performing a wide range and variety of administrative duties to assist in the management of OOR programs. An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of para-professional level administrative staff assignments that involve relieving a high level professional or administrative official of a variety of administrative details. Work involves analyzing administrative operations, policies and procedures, and preparing and implementing recommendation on procedural, fiscal, and personnel actions. Assignments require detailed knowledge of the functions, procedures, and organization of the OOR, and may require familiarity with technical terminology and principles. Work includes directly speaking to the public.

REQUIED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND ELGIBILITY:

ADDITIONAL EXPEREINCES OF INTERSEST

LOCATION/TELEWORK: 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. Opportunity to telework up to four days a week based on operational needs. In order to telework, a secure, high-speed internet connection is required.

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: Starting salary $46,318, with significant increases available for candidates with paralegal experience. Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, optional life insurance and disability coverage, and retirement benefits. Position may also be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.