City Hiring for Jobs Restored by American Rescue Plan Funding

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 18, 2021) Mayor William Peduto announced today that City of Pittsburgh jobs that have been restored due to federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) have started to be posted on the city’s employment website.  

In May of 2020, the City implemented a hiring freeze on vacant positions in order to save money to avoid staff layoffs. This past June, Mayor Peduto announced that his five-year spending plan for the $335 million in federal relief funding from ARPA included at total of $22 million to restore critical positions that had been cut from the city budget.  

“Thanks to the ARPA funding, we are able to restore over 100 jobs for Pittsburghers,” said Mayor Peduto. “All services that city government provides are essential for the safety and wellbeing of the people of Pittsburgh and throughout the pandemic, our staff have been doing more work with less people.”  

Restored positions include important roles such as recreation leaders, city planners, crossing guards and code and construction code inspectors. Additional positions include (but are not limited to): 

Department of Public Works 

  • Bricklayers 
  • Carpentry Foreman
  • Electrician  
  • Facilities Associate Project Managers and Project Managers  
  • Heavy Equipment Repair Specialists
  • HVAC Technician 
  • Laborers 
  • Plumber  
  • Truck Drivers and a Special Operator 

Department of Mobility & Infrastructure 

  • Laborers  
  • Project Engineer 
  • Staff Engineers  

Open positions will be posted on the City's jobs website. Some positions are currently posted and others will be over the coming weeks and interested individuals can apply online. 


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office