You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-030-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-030

ISSUED   JULY 14, 2010

REVISED  JANUARY 2, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISOR

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Special Education Advisor

20240

ST09

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY MAY 17, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will provide advisory and consultative services to intermediate units and school administrators in the local planning and evaluation of special education intervention services and programs.  You will analyze, evaluate and recommend for approval/disapproval special education plans, proposals, amendments and updates submitted by local educational agencies, intermediate units, etc., to ensure compliance with federal/state requirements and guidelines; and conduct comprehensive program reviews to ensure exceptional students receive quality education.  You will also provide technical assistance to and negotiate with program directors and administrators in the development and implementation of corrective action plans; develop and conduct in-service workshops; and plan and develop programs/services to meet the needs of exceptional students.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

Four years of professional experience in special education including one year in the development and implementation of special education curricula or programs at the local or intermediate unit level; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Special Education Advisor positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Education are located in Allegheny, Berks, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Lehigh, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northumberland, and Philadelphia Counties.  Typically 3-5 positions are filled each year.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market St. – 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Telephone:  (717) 787-4431; E-mailaszwajkows@pa.gov; Internetwww.education.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-030-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2010-030-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."