TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-094

ISSUED  OCTOBER 17, 2012

REVISED MARCH 27, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

DATA ANALYSTS (LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

1.

Data Analyst 1 (Local Government)

L0041

*

*

2.

Data Analyst 2 (Local Government)

L0042

*

*

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 20, 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 out veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will review computer input data from reports and other documents; convert data according to predetermined coding systems; record codes on forms prior to data entry; maintain logs and control records; review computer output data for accuracy and completeness, and find and correct errors.  Duties and responsibilities increase in difficulty and complexity by job title. 

 

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 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Data Analyst 1 (Local Government) – One year of experience in the review, analysis, and control of EDP input data; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Data Analyst 2 (Local Government) – One year as a Data Analyst 1; OR three years of progressively responsible experience in the review, analysis, and control of computer processed data; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Data Analyst 1 (Local Government) – Passing the test will indicate the presence of the required knowledges and abilities.

 

Both Titles – Appropriate post high school education may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Data Analyst positions exist in many Local Government agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging, Housing Authorities, Children and Youth, and Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disabilities.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 county where the jobs are located.

 

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

 

Employment preference will be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with Area Agency on Aging Offices.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the local government agency where you wish to work.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Office – County”.

 

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

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

Data Analyst 1

Data Analyst 2

Proofreading – Data

15

15

Interpersonal Relations

20

20

Effective Expression

20

20

Following Directions

20

20

Proofreading – Typed Copy

_--_

15

Total

75

90

 

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. 

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

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 on the Commission’s 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 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."