See the “Job Requirements” section of this announcement for information on documents which you must submit with your application.


NUMBER 2006-747



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission







(Local Government)




Job Title



Pay Schedule

and Range


Aging Care Manager 3 (Local Government)




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




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 for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at




You will be responsible for appropriately maintaining a caseload comprised of vulnerable clients as part of the overall program in a county Area Agency on Aging.  Your caseload may include individuals who are in need of protective services or mental health case management services.  You may be required to provide specialized casework services to clients who are having difficulty maintaining a safe and healthful independent lifestyle.




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.


For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.


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.


If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Services Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police, or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Minimum Requirements

One year as an Aging Care Manager 2 or Aging Program Assessor; OR three years of experience in public or private social work, including one year of direct aging care management experience and a bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 semester hours of college level courses in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related social sciences; OR two years of experience in public or private social work including one year of direct aging program experience and a bachelor's degree with a social welfare major; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training including successful completion of 12 semester hours of college level courses in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related social sciences.


Clarification of Requirements

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


If you do not have a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related social sciences, you must submit a list of completed courses in these areas or a college transcript.





Lists created by this test 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 counties where jobs are located.


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


These positions are located in Area Agencies on Aging that are covered by civil service.  To inquire if an Area Agency on Aging is covered by civil service in the county that you are interested in working and to receive the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Area Agency on Aging directly (located in the telephone directory under “Government – County” or click on List of Area Agencies on Aging.




The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at 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

Social, Economic and Emotional

   Problems/Needs/Characteristics of the Aging






Written Communication


Protective Services                               





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 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.




Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.




Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application.


Online applications require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application, if you do not have the required bachelor’s degree (see “Job Requirements” section above).  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to or fax to (717) 787-8650.


Applications and further information can be obtained from:



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




PA CareerLink offices




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."