You must submit Application Supplement No.  2011-145-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-145

ISSUED   NOVEMBER 30, 2011

REVISED SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CENTER DIRECTOR

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

*Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Community Corrections Center Director

47571

MA08

 

*Employees work 40 hours per week.

 

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

 

You will plan, develop and direct programs to socially reorient selected criminal offenders to the community.  You will supervise professional and support staff in programs designed to assist residents to readjust to pressures, potential problems and rules of conduct during transition from an institutional environment to a community setting.  Your work will include promoting acceptance of the offenders by the community.

 

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.

 

If you are not currently an employee of the Department Of Corrections, 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Two years of experience as a Corrections Counselor 2; OR 4 years of experience as a Corrections Officer 3; OR 2 years of experience as a Corrections Officer 4 OR 1 year of experience as a Corrections Unit Manager; OR 4 years of professional counseling or casework experience involving criminal offenders in a correctional, probation, or parole environment, and a bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes four years of professional corrections security, counseling or casework experience involving criminal offenders in a correctional, probation, or parole environment.

 

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 in State Community Corrections Centers throughout the Commonwealth.  For a complete listing of centers, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website at www.cor.state.pa.us and choose “Community Corrections” from the menu.

 

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 Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357, Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us, Emailra-docjobs@pa.gov

 

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

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-145-1 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. 2011-145-1 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 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."