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It’s no secret that advocating is hard work. Although OVA is a state agency offering a comprehensive health benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, and a competitive salary, the true reward is being a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Before applying, take a moment to review the job description for Victim Assistance Coordinator here; and note that our office is located in Harrisburg.

OVA consists of a great team of coordinators, led by a Victim Assistance Supervisor and two Victim Assistance Directors. Additionally, our office works closely with a number of state agencies, as well as various advisory boards and commissions. Coordinators will have occasions to cross-train and expand their skills, as well as network with partners. Through these junctures, OVA offers staff sprawling advancement opportunities.

If you are interested in joining the OVA team, please visit Select the Open Jobs box > Subscribe to Job Alerts. Check the box for Social Services and click Subscribe. You will be prompted to enter your information and you will receive an email notification when an OVA positon, or any social services position, is posted.

While at, you should also create your free user account. By inputting your employment history and information ahead of time, you will save time when applying for positions in the future. The site will store your information and you will not need to reenter it. You may update it at any time.

For more information on Commonwealth employment, contact the Office of Administration at 717.787.5703.