You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-095-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-095

ISSUED   OCTOBER 5, 2011

REVISED OCTOBER 30, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

Electricians

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

Electrician

 

94410

ST04

 

 

2.

Medium Voltage Electrician

 

94450

ST05

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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

 

All Electricians will install, maintain, and repair electrical systems, equipment, machinery, devices, fixtures, and associated equipment.  You will lay out and install conduit for power and lighting; correct power failures; and repair and maintain motors, generators and various appliances.  You will be expected to work at the full journey level, which may include interpreting blueprints/instructions for small projects and ensuring that these projects are completed according to specifications.

 

Medium Voltage Electricians will operate and maintain electrical power distribution systems and associated equipment with a voltage between 480 and 23,000 volts.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Conditions of Employment

 

Electrician Certain positions require licensure as a journey-level electrician or master electrician.

 

Medium Voltage Electrician Certain positions require possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

 

Post Employment Requirement

Medium Voltage Electrician Certain positions in this class are required to obtain a valid Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license within one year from date of hire.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Electrician

Four years of experience in the electrical trade, or completion of an approved apprenticeship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Medium Voltage Electrician

Five years of journey-level experience in the electrical trade; 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

 

Positions are located throughout the state.

 

Electricians are employed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, General Services, Military and Veterans Affairs, Public Welfare, and Transportation; and the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Medium Voltage Electricians are employed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Labor and Industry, Military and Veterans Affairs, Public Welfare, and Transportation; and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

 

The majority of jobs are with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare at state institutions such as state hospitals and centers.

 

Annually there are approximately 3 appointments and promotions from lists to Electrician, and approximately 1 to Medium Voltage Electrician.  Occasionally, a few additional seasonal hires are made for short periods.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Human Resources office of the agency, state hospital, or center where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under "Government Offices/State."

 

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.

 

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. 2011-095-1 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. 2011-095-1 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 offices 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."