You must apply at a Pennsylvania Forest District Office.  See the “How to Apply” section for further information.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-081

ISSUED  OCTOBER 19, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

FOREST PATROLMAN

(Seasonal Positions Only)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Forest Patrolman

54030

ST02

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON AT ONE OF THE FOREST DISTRICT OFFICES LISTED UNDER THE “HOW TO APPLY” SECTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OR A PA CAREERLINK OFFICE.  IF YOU DO, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform routine seasonal (spring and fall) forest fire protection work by patrolling sparsely populated and heavily wooded areas during periods of high forest fire danger to prevent, detect, locate, report, and assist in the suppression of forest fires.  You may also direct groups of volunteer firefighters; work as a member of special fire crews; and assist in fire prevention programs, parades, and school programs.  You will be required to read maps; use a radio transmitter and a compass; write reports; and perform routine maintenance on buildings, roads, and firefighting equipment.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

You must have at least 3 months of forest fire work experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

You will qualify if you have at least 3 months of any type of fire fighting experience (such as a volunteer firefighter); OR 3 months of experience in physical outdoor work involving heavy manual labor and 6 weeks of fire fighting experience (such as a volunteer firefighter); OR 1 college level course in forest fire protection.  Correspondence training is not acceptable.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Forest Patrolmen work for the Bureau of Forestry in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  The work is seasonal and is required only during seasonal dry periods, usually 8 to 10 weeks from mid-March through May, and 8 to 10 weeks from mid-October to the first snowfall.  Do not apply unless you are available to work during these times periods.  The work may involve unusual hours, weekends and holidays.

 

DCNR normally hires 5 Patrolmen each year.  The actual number may vary depending on agency needs and budget considerations.  Job opportunities are available in the following counties:  Cameron, Carbon, Clearfield, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northumberland and Schuylkill.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the DCNR Forest District Office of the county in which you wish to work.  These are listed in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.

 

TESTING

 

The Employment Questionnaire section of your application requires you to indicate where you are willing to work.  You must make yourself available for work in a county serviced by the Forest District Office at which you apply.  You also may make yourself available for other counties where positions exist.  These counties are listed after the Forest District Office address in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement. 

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-081-1, available only at Forest District Offices.  When you visit the Forest District Office where you want to work, you will be given a Civil Service application, an Application Supplement No. 2011-081-1, and an answer sheet.  You will be asked to complete these forms and leave them at the Forest District Office for forwarding to the State Civil Service Commission.

 

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 test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You must complete your application and application supplement at a Forest District Office.  Offices are open between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Do not apply directly to the State Civil Service Commission.  If you do, your application will be returned to you.  Applications and further information can be obtained from the following Forest District Offices of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  If you need directions to one of these offices, please call the phone number listed.

 

Forest District Offices

Counties

Forest District Offices

Counties

Cornplanter

323 N. State St.

North Warren, PA  16365

(814) 723-0262

 

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango, Warren

Lackawanna

RR 1, Box 230

Dalton, PA  18414

(570) 945-7133

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Elk

258 Sizerville Road

Emporium, PA  15834

(814) 486-3353

 

Cameron, Elk

Moshannon

3372 State Park Rd.

Penfield, PA  15849

(814) 765-0821

Centre, Clearfield, Elk

Rothrock

181 Rothrock Lane

P.O. Box 403

Huntingdon, PA  16652

(814) 643-2340

 

Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin

William Penn

845 Park Rd.

Elverson, PA  19520

(610) 582-9660

Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lancaster, Lehigh, Philadelphia

Kittanning

158 S. Second Ave.

Clarion, PA  16214

(814) 226-1901

 

Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango

Weiser

141 Gordon Nagle Trail

Pottsville, PA  17901

(570) 385-7800

Berks, Carbon, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northumberland, Schuylkill

 

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 Forest District offices listed under the "HOW TO APPLY" 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."