Chester Workforce Development Center

Eric Bayne, Coordinator, Workforce Development

Eric Bayne, Coordinator, Workforce Development

Contact Eric Bayne:
610-447-7793 (office)
484-213-3141 (cell) or
[email protected] (email)

Job Opportunities

Position of Patrol Officer

Position of Patrol Officer

Examination Notice

City of Chester

The city of Chester is interested in establishing an Eligibility List for the position of Patrol Officer. Applications will be available at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA 19013, beginning March 16, 2020 between the hours of 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm, Monday – Friday.  There will be no exceptions to these times for pick up or return of application.  A non-refundable processing fee of Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) Money Order or Cashier’s Check payable to the City of Chester is required at the time of obtaining the application.  If there are any questions, please contact (610) 447-7795 for further information.

Completed applications include Proof of:

  1. Age 21 years at the date of testing on April 17, 2020
  2. US Citizenship (Birth/Baptismal Certificate is acceptable)
  3. High School Diploma/GED
  4. Valid Driver’s License/Passport
  5. Proof of Veteran’s Status, if applicable
  6. Proof of 120 Certification, if applicable

Applications must be returned in person by the applicant, along with the items listed above for  verification (copies are acceptable), to the Office of the City Clerk during the hours listed above no later than 4:00pm on April 3, 2020There will be no exceptions.  If hired, applicants residing outside of the City of Chester must establish residency within three (3) months of date of hire.

*Applicants will have to PASS a READING COMPREHENSION TEST ON (APRIL 11, 2020 @ 8a at CHESTER CITY POLICE STATION) AND PASS a PHYSICAL  AGILITY (APRIL 11, 2020 after the READING TEST AT WIDENER UNIVERSITY) and as outlined by the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission prior to being permitted to take the written Civil Service Test.

The written test will be given on April 17, 2020 at City Hall, Community Room (off of Rt. 291).   Check in time will be 10:00am.


Office of the City Clerk

1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA 19013

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Unionized Building Trades Apprenticeships

The Plumbers, Steamfitters, Boilermakers, and Carpenters Unions are all accepting applications, some only for a limited time in January 2020.  See the below links for additional information.  Returning citizens are encouraged to apply.

  1. Steamfitters 420 Union:

October 28, 2019 to April 23, 2020 from 7:30am-4:00pm.

Go here to apply:


  1. Local 13 Boilermakers Union:

Applications are distributed on the last Wednesday of every month from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Go here to apply:


  1. Carpenters & Joiners Joint Apprentice Committee (JAC):

January 14-February 1, 2020 from 8:00am-12:00pm.  The testing date is Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Applicants must apply in person with a $35.00 money order and photo ID.

Go here for additional information: https:   or call 215-824-2303.


All programs require good math skills (measurements, fractions, decimals, geometry)

See the helpful links to online math lessons here: visit your local library, adult education center, or workforce development office for assistance.