You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-142-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-142

ISSUED  NOVEMBER 16, 2011

REVISED MAY 1, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

COOK 1

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Cook 1

81150

ST03

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 18, 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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will prepare finished meals using safe food-handling methods in a food preparation operation.  You will keep the work area clean, operate and clean machinery and equipment used to prepare meals, and may serve as a lead worker to Food Service Workers and other helpers.  Your work will be performed under the direction of a Food Service Supervisor.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Services Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police, or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.

 

Minimum Requirements

All candidates who have experience or training in cooking or quantity food preparation and who complete the Application Supplement will receive a minimum passing score.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 86 filled positions throughout the Commonwealth at state mental health hospitals, state centers, youth development centers, youth forestry camps and the South Mountain Restoration Center, operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  Positions are also located in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in some state parks.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us, Emailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 7th Floor, 4th and Market Streets, P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737, Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building - Room 1418, Harrisburg, PA  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374, E-mailra-li-bbr-humanresources@pa.gov, Internetwww.dli.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 the 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. 2011-142-1 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 Application Supplement No. 2011-142-1 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."