TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-044

ISSUED  MAY 1, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

For

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIALIST TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Transportation Planning Specialist Trainee

11600

ST06

 

If you successfully complete the 12 month training period, you will be promoted to Transportation Planning Specialist with an increase in salary.

 

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 our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in a comprehensive 12 month on-the-job training program designed to develop technical proficiency.  Your training assignments will include learning to develop and monitor a schedule of transportation projects; to compile and analyze traffic and transportation data and use transportation systems such as the Geographic Information System (GIS); to review proposed legislation as it relates to projects; and to prepare written and oral reports.  Initial assignments are performed under close supervision.  As you gain competency, you will be given more independence and responsibility.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, planning, computer science, or geography; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

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 exist throughout the Commonwealth; however, the majority of the positions are located in the central offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Dauphin County.

 

Approximately 5 positions are filled annually.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710, Internetwww.dot.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 Ĺ hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Statistics - Sampling/Data Collection

20

 

 

Reading Comprehension

20

 

 

Charts, Graphs, and Maps

20

 

 

Interpersonal Relations

20

 

 

Effective Expression/Reports

20

 

 

Total

100

 

 

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; 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

 

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."