TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-023

ISSUED  APRIL 4, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MINING PERMIT AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Mining Permit and Compliance Specialist

75920

MA07

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) 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 Commissionís website www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Your work will be concentrated in either the permitting or the compliance function of Pennsylvania mining.  You may review requests from mine operators for mining related permits, and draft permits.  You may also review investigations of complaints received and surveys conducted pertaining to mining operations.  You may take enforcement action and assess civil penalties.  You may also participate with Departmental staff in conducting and evaluating site investigations, inspections, and special projects on areas affected by mining activities, both surface and underground.  This could require traversing rough terrain while carrying investigative equipment.  Most incumbents will track and monitor permitting and/or compliance deadlines, provide advice to mine operators, and inform the public and mine operators of changes in departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  In addition, you will prepare letters, reports and other correspondence.

 

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.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Two years of experience as a Mining Specialist; OR an equivalent combination of experience and/or training which affords the applicant the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are presently 5 filled positions with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection:  1 each in Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, and Washington counties.  Other counties where position openings may become available are Schuylkill and 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.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 2357

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Email:  DEPJobs@pa.gov

 

TESTING

 

You may find it advantageous to review The Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act 54, SB 955, Session of 1993 and Title 25 Environmental Protection, Chapters 86, 87, 88, 89 and 90 for specific coal mining laws and regulations for surface mining, underground mining and coal refuse disposal.  An electronic copy of Act 54 can be accessed using the following link; http://www.landuselawinpa.com/Mine_Subsidence.pdf, while Title 25 Chapters can be accessed at http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/025/025toc.html.

 

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

PA Laws, Regulations, and Policies Governing Surface Mining Operations

25

Enforcement of Surface Mining Laws, Regulations and Permits

15

Inspection and Investigation of Surface Mining Operations and Mining Safety Practice

15

Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Land Reclamation

15

Mine Drainage and Treatment Processes

15

Water Sampling and Analysis in Surface Mining Operations

15

Written Communication:  Effective Expression and Grammar

15

Interpersonal Relations

10

Total

125

 

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 Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commissionís 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

 

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."