Human Resources

The Somerset County Human Resources office was established in March, 2005 and in March, 2012 the department grew to a two person department. The goal was to establish a centralized human resource function for all County Departments, Elected Officials and Department Heads.

Work in the Department involves administrative duties in planning, coordinating and directing all functions of employee relations, including labor relations, personnel administration, employee benefits, compensation, recruitment and selection, classification and salary administration, fair employment practices and the provision of professional and technical assistance to ensure that the county personnel system is accurate, efficient, and in accordance with professional standards, practices and governmental regulations. The Human Resources Director is directly responsible to the Somerset County Board of Commissioners.

Somerset County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a policy where qualified applicants are hired without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or non-job-related handicaps or disabilities.

Click here to access the County of Somerset Merit Hire Policy and Procedure Manual

Alternative Dispute Resolution
The County of Somerset is committed to maintaining the integrity of the application process and ensuring the equal treatment and consideration of all applicants. Therefore, an applicant for a position in the Children and Youth Services department, the Area Agency on Aging, or the Emergency Management Agency who is subject to non-selection which they believe to be unreasonably arbitrary or discriminatory as defined above may avail themselves of the ADR procedure.  Notice of an applicant’s intent to pursue the ADR procedure must be provided, in writing and utilizing the form below, to the Human Resources Department within ten (10) business days of the time the applicant knows, or should have known, of an action or issue that can be raised through the ADR procedure.



300 North Center Ave
Suite 500
Somerset Pa. 15501
Phone: (814) 445-1400
Fax: (814) 445-7991


Pages of Interest
- CPO Access
- National Labor Relations Board
- PA Dept of Labor & Industry
- SHRM Online
- Somerset County Job Openings
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501