Casual Fridays with The City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is a relatively new recruiting partner to the Swarthmore Community. They are often hiring year round for a jobs in a variety of industries great for new grads, recent alums, or current students seeking internship opportunities. Students who reside in Pittsburgh or are looking to make that city their home, are encouraged to seek out opportunities in Government positions within the city! With excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, pension, and more, there is much to be explored with The City of Pittsburgh.

Some current jobs posted with the City of Pittsburgh are: a communications specialist, bachelor’s degree social worker, immigrant and refugee affairs, legal admin, sustainability and resilience planner, program coordinator for inclusive sports and more! This is all also in addition to a number of college internships currently available in fields such as: web design, marketing, urban planning, parks and recreation, legal, IT, HR, health care support, project management, risk management, and more. We are joined by Chloe Ghaner this week with some more information.

Kelly Dougherty: Thanks for joining us Chloe! Tell us a bit about you.

Chloe Ghaner: Of course! My name is Chloe Ghaner and I would for the City of Pittsburgh as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator.

KD: Can you talk to us a little more about the recruiting cycle for the roles above as well as any of the others on your website?

CG: We recruit all year round, and offer positions that are full-time, part-time, internships, and temporary/seasonal.

KD: What is the best part about working for the city?

CG: The best part to me is being able to help the Pittsburgh Community. I love helping people find the job/career in which they can really thrive, both personally and professionally. 

KD: What is one thing you want our students to know or take away about these opportunities?

CG: Working for local Government is a public service. Everything we do is to support the community.

KD: How would you describe the city’s commitment to DEI and how that is reflected in your hiring practices?

CG: The City of Pittsburgh has a focused commitment to equality and diversity. This commitment is an assurance of equal access to information and opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, or national origin. Mayor Gainey’s staff is the most diverse of any other Pittsburgh Mayor.

KD: Thank you for sharing! Would you be the best person for our students to contact if they have any questions about employment opportunities they find here?

CG: Yes!

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations