Job Opportunities in Derry Township

Here you will find a listing of current job openings with the Township of Derry. Each posting will contain a detailed description, list of requirements, and where you can apply:

Derry Township Employment Application

Part-Time Secretary

The Township of Derry is seeking a part-time secretary to provide clerical and administrative support to the Community Development Department for approximately 20 hours per week.

The successful applicant will be responsible for answering the phones, greeting visitors, and assisting the Department with typing, filing, and data entry. Applicants must have customer service skills, proficient typing skills, knowledge of computers and electronic data processing, knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, and some knowledge of accounting principles.  The work schedule is anticipated to be Monday through Thursday, 5 hours per day, and the starting hourly wage is $12.19.

Please send a resume and cover letter to the Township of Derry, Community Development Department, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA, 17033, or to


Accreditation Manager

The Township of Derry Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Accreditation Manager.


This full-time administrative position manages the Law Enforcement Accreditation process for the Derry Township Police Department. Accreditation is an extensive process during which our police agency must prove that its written directives and actual procedures comply with stringent national and state standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). Assessors review every aspect of Departmental operations to ascertain that the day-to-day performance reflects the commitment to the pursuit of excellence in law enforcements.  We have been nationally accredited since 1997 and have been state accredited since 1999. This accreditation demonstrates that this department meets professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensuring policies and/or procedures are written in compliance with CALEA and PLEAC standards and assists with the collecting and filing of proofs for required CALEA and PLEAC standards.

Maintains Policy Manual in both hard copy and electronic database formats. Maintains report files for re-accreditation.

Maintains all files as required by the Accreditation authorities, under the supervision of the Investigative and Support Services Lieutenant to include confidential material such as, but not limited to: personnel files, evaluations, professional conduct/complaint investigations, counseling sessions and other disciplinary actions as well as training records, pursuit and application of force reports.

Sends out organized monthly reminders to each division of reports due under the authority of the Investigative and Technical Services Lieutenant.

Peripheral Duties includes familiarizing and assisting the police Records Department Business Manager with such tasks as data entry, criminal process records management, purchasing and business transactions. Provides support to the Municipal Emergency Management Agency by way of records management and other associated functions.


A minimum of two (2) years experience in the law enforcement field. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be substituted.

Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania driver’s license within 30 days of employment.

Knowledge of intermediate computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Ability to communicate with the general public and department members such as providing guidance, giving technical direction, explaining or interpreting policy, etc.

Contact Information

The application may be obtained on-line at or in person at the Derry Township Police Department, 620 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033.  Applications must be submitted along with a resume to:

Derry Township Police Department

Attn: Lt. Timothy Roche

620 Clearwater Road

Hershey, PA 17033

Deadline for submitting applications is 4:00 p.m. September 29, 2016.

Seasonal Laborer

The Township of Derry Public Works Department has immediate openings for Seasonal Laborers.


Work will consist of grounds and parks maintenance, leaf collection, and snow removal.  Starting wage is $11.76 per hour.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current valid PA Driver’s License.

Contact Information

Applications are available at or the Township of Derry Public Works Facility, 650 Clearwater Road, Hershey.  For more information, call 533-2057, option 4.



Certified lifeguards are needed to work year-round at the Hershey Recreation Center.


Qualified candidates must be 16 years of age and have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications. 1-2 years of lifeguarding experience is preferred. Looking for availability to work the following shifts: 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and/or 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 5:00p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (Monday through Sunday).  This is an hourly, part-time position.

Contact Information

Applications can be obtained at the Hershey Recreation Center, 605 Cocoa Avenue Hershey, PA 17033. For more information, call (717) 533-7138.


Swim Lesson Instructor

The Hershey Recreation Center is looking for Swim Lesson Instructors who will be able to work year round.


WSI certified or comparable experience preferred for this position, but not essential. Preferred experience teaching preschool and/or school age group swim lessons, but willing to train. Currently seeking instructors for Saturday mornings. This is an hourly, part-time position.

Contact Information

Applications can be obtained at the Hershey Recreation Center, 605 Cocoa Avenue Hershey, PA 17033.  For more information, call (717) 533-7138.

Concession Attendant 

The Township of Derry Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking applicants for the pool concession area at the Hershey Recreation Center. This is a seasonal position from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Typical Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Prepare and serve food and beverage items to patrons
  • Work cash registers and perform opening and closing procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of area. Clean, sanitize, sweeping/mopping work areas; food prep areas, other food contact surfaces, patio/condiment areas, and floors
  • Storing and rotating stock and food items
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, ability to work in a fast pace environment, and able to work evenings and weekend.

Contact Information

Applications can be obtained at the Hershey Recreation Center, 605 Cocoa Avenue Hershey, PA 17033.  For more information, call (717) 533-7138.