TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-049

ISSUED MAY 30, 2012

REVSIED March 20, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

For

 

U. C. CLAIMS INTERMITTENT INTAKE INTERVIEWER

(Intermittent Positions Only)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Unemployment Compensation Claims Intermittent Intake Interviewer

06590

ST04

 

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call out veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will interview applicants for unemployment compensation claims to determine if they qualify for benefits.  A major portion of this work is devoted to the processing of initial and ongoing claims and related clerical work.  All work is performed in a call center environment utilizing telephone and personal computers.

 

IF YOU ARE HIRED FOR THIS JOB YOU WILL WORK ON AN INTERMITTENT BASIS DURING PERIODS OF PEAK UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMSEMPLOYMENT MAY INCLUDE WEEKEND AND EVENING HOURS AS WELL AS SOME HOLIDAYSHOLIDAY WORK INCLUDES PREMIUM PAY.  DEPENDING ON WORKLOAD, EMPLOYMENT HOURS MAY BE LESS THAN A FULL WORK DAY OR A FULL WORK WEEKYOU WILL RECEIVE BENEFITS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF HOURS WORKEDYOU WILL REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR RECURRING EMPLOYMENT AS LONG AS YOUR JOB PERFORMANCE IS SATISFACTORYON YOUR APPLICATION BE SURE TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE ONLY FOR THE COUNTIES IN WHICH YOU ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT INTERMITTENT EMPLOYMENT.

 

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 Commissionís offices listed at the end of this announcement. 

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Please note the minimum requirements have changed for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Two years of experience in general office work, including one year involving interviewing the public; OR an associateís degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year of general office work involving interviewing the public. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in 8 Unemployment Claims Service Centers: Allentown (Lehigh County), Altoona (Blair County), Duquesne (Allegheny County), Erie (Erie County), Harrisburg (Dauphin County), Indiana (Indiana County), Lancaster (Lancaster County), and Scranton (Lackawanna County).  

 

There is continuing need for bilingual (English and Spanish) intake interviewers to provide information and assistance to Spanish speaking clients. If you possess bilingual language skills, you are encouraged to apply.

 

Opportunities for appointment depend on the rate of unemployment and normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Bureau of Human Resources

Labor and Industry Building Ė Room 1418

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17121

Telephone:  (717) 787-6374

E-mail:  ra-li-bbr-humanresources@state.pa.us

Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

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 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Office Procedures and Practices

15

Data Processing        

15

Interpersonal Skills       

Mathematical Computation

15

15

General Interviewing Concepts

15

Reading Comprehension

15

Total

90

 

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

 

The test will also 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.

 

This list will replace any previous list. 

 

This test is different from previous tests for this job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on this test. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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."