You must submit Application Supplement No. 2008-125-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2008-125

ISSUED  APRIL 9, 2008

REVISED APRIL 3, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

MEAL TRANSPORTERS AND VAN DRIVERS

(Local Government)

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Starting

Salary

1.

Meal Transporter

L0885

*

2.

Van Driver

L0886

*

 

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

 

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.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 6, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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

 

Employees in these positions provide services to senior citizens for a county Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

 

Meal Transporter operates a car, van or similar vehicle to deliver meals to clients; cleans, lubricates and performs minor repairs of vehicles as required; records daily vehicle mileage; and maintains records for servicing and inspection of vehicles.

 

Van Driver operates a van to transport clients to and from various activities and/or appointments; performs normal operator maintenance and safety checks of the vehicle; and completes reports as necessary, such as number of clients served per day and geographical locations served.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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 may be required to provide a car to use in your work when a county vehicle is not available.  When this condition applies, an offer of employment will be made only if you can meet this requirement.  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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Some of the positions in these job titles come under the provisions of the Older Adults Protective Services Act.  If you are a final candidate for one of these positions, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are a final candidate and not currently a Pennsylvania resident or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and a final candidate but have not been a resident for 2 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 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about this requirement and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

 

Conditions of Employment

 

No suspension of driverís license within the last 3 years.

 

For some positions, candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment will be required to undergo a medical examination.

 

For some positions, employees must obtain a Commercial Driverís License, supplemented by appropriate endorsements.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Meal Transporter - Six months of experience which required operation of a motor vehicle as a regular duty; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Van Driver - One year of employment which required operation of a motor vehicle as a regular duty; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 16 filled Meal Transporter (MT) positions and 114 filled Van Driver (VD) positions throughout the Commonwealth.

   

Employment preference will be given to residents of the county where jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference will 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 the most recent information on job opportunities contact the AAA Office in the county where you want to work.  They are listed in the local phone directory under ďGovernment Offices - CountyĒ.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application (and Application Supplement No. 2008-125-1) 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, Application Supplement No. 2008-125-1 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."