You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-027-1 with your online or paper application.  You must also submit a copy of your transcripts (See address or fax # in “How To Apply.”) 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-027

ISSUED   APRIL 6, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Educational Guidance Counselor, Correction Education

25950

ED01

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JUNE 22, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional educational work providing academic and vocational counseling to inmates at a State Correctional Institution.  You will conduct personal interviews and diagnostic examinations to evaluate newly-admitted inmates for placement in suitable educational programs.  Placement is based on the inmate’s academic achievement, personal interests, experience, aptitude, length of sentence, and potential for future employment.  Work includes maintaining records of inmate progress, and preparing reports for inmate classification, parole, and employment reference purposes.  All positions are within the Department of Corrections.

 

Work is performed under the general direction of a school principal or administrator and is reviewed through conferences and evaluations of results.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

You must pass a background investigation.  After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.

 

After being hired, you must attend and complete a 3-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections' Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, which is located in Lancaster County.

 

If you are currently an employee of the Department of Corrections, you need not repeat training you have already successfully completed.

 

Some positions require possession of a valid PA certificate as a Secondary School Counselor.  If hired for one of these positions, you will be required to maintain your professional certification.

 

Minimum Requirements

Two years of professional experience in educational guidance and counseling and a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, education, social work or counseling; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 27 filled positions located at state correctional facilities throughout the Commonwealth.  The Department of Corrections typically requests lists to hire 3 Educational Guidance Counselor positions annually.  Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

The following is a list of State Correctional Institutions.  Included in parentheses is the county code for each facility which is needed to complete your application.  A detailed map identifying the locations of each correctional facility can be found at www.cor.state.pa.us.

 

ALBION 

FRACKVILLE 

MUNCY

Erie Co. (25)

Schuylkill Co. (54)

Lycoming Co. (41)

Phone:  (814) 756-5778

Phone:  (570) 874-4516

Phone:  (570) 546-3171

 

 

 

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS

Crawford Co. (20)

GRATERFORD

Montgomery Co. (46)

PITTSBURGH

Allegheny Co. (02)

Phone:  (814) 398-5400

Phone:  (610) 489-4151

Phone:  (412) 761-1955

 

 

 

CAMP HILL

Cumberland Co. (21)

GREENE

Greene Co. (30)

PINE GROVE

Indiana Co.  (32)

Phone:  (717) 737-4531

Phone:  (724) 852-2902

Phone:  (724) 465-9630

 

 

 

CHESTER

Delaware Co. (23)

GREENSBURG

Westmoreland Co. (65)

QUEHANNA BOOT CAMP

Clearfield Co. (17)

Phone:  (610) 490-5412

Phone:  (724) 837-4397

Phone:  (814) 263-4125

 

 

 

COAL TOWNSHIP

Northumberland Co. (49)

HOUTZDALE

Clearfield Co. (17)

RETREAT

Luzerne Co. (40)

Phone:  (570) 644-7890

Phone:  (814) 378-1000

Phone:  (570) 735-8754

 

 

 

CRESSON

Cambria Co. (11)

HUNTINGDON

Huntingdon Co. (31)

ROCKVIEW

Centre Co. (14)

Phone:  (814) 886-8181

Phone:  (814) 643-2400

Phone:  (814) 355-4874

 

 

 

DALLAS

Luzerne Co. (40)

LAUREL HIGHLANDS

Somerset Co. (56)

SMITHFIELD

Huntingdon Co. (31)

Phone:  (570) 675-1101

Phone:  (814) 445-6501

Phone:  (814) 643-6520

 

 

 

FAYETTE

Fayette Co. (26)

MAHANOY

Schuylkill Co. (54)

SOMERSET

Somerset Co. (56)

Phone:  (724) 364-2200

Phone:  (570) 773-2158

Phone:  (814) 443-8100

 

 

 

FOREST

Forest Co. (27)

MERCER

Mercer Co. (43)

WAYMART

Wayne Co. (64)

Phone:  (814) 621-2110

Phone:  (724) 662-1837

Phone:  (570) 488-5811

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the facility listed above where you are interested in working, or:

 

Department of Corrections

Bureau of Human Resources

1920 Technology Parkway

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania  17050

Telephone:  (717) 728-5357

Internet:  www.cor.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 “Application.”  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

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-027-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-027-1 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 or State Correctional Institution 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."