You must submit a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2014-041

ISSUED  APRIL 30, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

CHEMISTRY TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Chemistry Technician

15110

ST04

$30,729

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 18, 2014, 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 our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will prepare and validate samples and solutions used to test radiochemical, biological, organic and inorganic specimens; calibrate and adjust chemical instruments such as spectrometers, auto analyzers, gas chromatographs and atomic absorption spectrometers to ensure accurate results; perform necessary mathematical calculations; and record the data obtained.  Work involves analyzing samples to determine the presence, absence or concentration of specific chemical substances.

 

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 Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

Completion of 60 college credits including nine credits in chemistry.

 

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

 

The Pennsylvania State Police currently has 7 filled positions located in Dauphin County, Delaware County, Erie County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County and Westmoreland County.  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection currently has 2 filled positions located in Dauphin County.  The Pennsylvania State Police anticipates filling 1 vacancy located in Luzerne County. 

 

Additional opportunities for employment or promotion 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 State Police Headquarters, Bureau of Human Resources, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Telephone:  (717) 787-7125; Internetwww.psp.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 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Subject Area

Number of

Questions

 

 

 

Chemical Processes

20

 

 

Reading and Interpreting Technical Materials

25

 

 

Effective Working Relationships

10

 

 

Written Communication

10

 

 

Arithmetical Calculations

20

 

 

Laboratory Glassware

15

 

 

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 Commission’s Information Services; 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 this job title 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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

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."