{HARRISBURG} — Harrisburg City Council is putting out a request for anyone who wants to play a positive role in the lives of young men and women. City Council is hiring a junior and senior advisor to assist in its 2024 youth commission.

The positions are part-time. Both senior advisor and junior advisor will report to the President of City Council and the Chair of Parks and Recreation. The senior advisor position pays $29 per hour for four hours a week of work, while the junior position pays $17 per hour over four hours a week.

“This role is instrumental in guiding, supporting, and advancing the Youth Commission program on behalf of the City of Harrisburg and its residents,” according to the job description on the city’s website. “This responsibility involves developing and enhancing opportunities for youth civic engagement, leadership development, and community contribution.”

Clearances must have been obtained within the last year, and their validity must be maintained throughout employment.

The Youth Commission will meet two times a month, according to City Council Parks & Recreation Chairwoman Jocelyn Rawls. The commission will engage with local politicians to help give local youth a voice in the community. They will also organize at least one community event. 

“Our youths’ voices are important to make a make a positive change in our community,” Rawls said. “With great mentors leading this program together we can make a positive impact on the future leaders in our community.”

The advisors will represent the Youth Commission at public hearings, conferences, council meetings, and community activities.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, social work, public administration, or a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is required. Significant experience in a complex environment, working with young people, and community programs is preferred. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, is required.

Candidate must pass a comprehensive background check and pre-employment drug screening and provide the following clearances:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check, including fingerprinting


Michael Parker, Chief Clerk Harrisburg City Council
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(717) 255-3060

Councilwoman Jocelyn Rawls
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