TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-117

ISSUED  NOVEMBER 2, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

DISTRICT UTILITY ADMINISTRATOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

District Utility Administrator

17385

MA08

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 10, 2013, 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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our public information line, (717) 787-7811.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will supervise and coordinate the technical and administrative work required for the relocation and installation of public and private utility facilities in all phases of highway construction projects.  You will review design and construction plans to provide technical guidance to utilities concerning plan feasibility and costs; coordinate the Utility Relocation Program with construction schedules; maintain liaison with all involved parties; prepare cost estimates and supervise the preparation of utility agreement packages; inspect relocation activities; resolve disputes involving utility representatives, municipalities, consultants, contractors; and ensure that all work conforms to established standards and policies.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job 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 willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements

One year of experience as a Utility Relocation Administrator 1; OR two years of experience as a Utility Relocation Technician Supervisor; OR five years of technical experience in utility relocation work; OR four years of technical experience in utility relocation work; and an Associate’s Degree in surveying, civil engineering, or in design and drafting technology; 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

 

District Utility Administrators are employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  Filled positions are located in District Engineering Offices throughout the state.

 

The following is a list of Engineering District offices and a list of counties within each district.

 

District Office

Location

 

Counties within each District

Allentown

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

Bridgeville

Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Clearfield

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

Dunmore

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Harrisburg

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

Hollidaysburg

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

Indiana

Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

King of Prussia

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Montoursville

Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union

Oil City

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

Uniontown

Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the Engineering District where the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the Engineering District Office where job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Human Resource offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering Districts or the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3156, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3156; Telephone:  (717) 787-6887; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

Current telephone numbers of the District Engineering Offices are in the local telephone directories listed under “Government Offices – State.”

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office.

 

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Utility Relocation and Installation

40

Computer Operations

10

Mathematics

15

Supervision

10

Effective Working Relationships

10

Total

85

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test also will be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications 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."