You must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.  See the “How to Apply” section for further information on sending transcripts.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-132

ISSUED   SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

DCNR RANGER TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

DCNR Ranger Trainee

74745

RG28

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in structured and informal training to learn to provide visitor services, educational programs and information, and to enforce rules and Commonwealth laws.  Work includes accompanying supervisors and other rangers on patrol, assisting in providing visitor and law enforcement services, and assisting in preparing written reports.

 

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 must be willing to travel.  All travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.

 

Conditions of Employment

You must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment.

 

You must possess a valid certificate or its equivalent in first aid and adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as approved by the PA Department of Health for professional rescuers or healthcare professionals at the time of interview.

 

Certain positions in this job require possession of a valid Class M operator’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Completion of 15 credits in natural or environmental sciences, natural resource management, park management, outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education, ecology, wildlife management, or related natural resource or recreation courses.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions in this job title are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the Bureaus of State Parks and Forestry.  Typically 7-10 seasonal positions are filled annually in the 117 State Parks or 20 Forest Districts throughout the Commonwealth. 

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation

and Natural Resources

Bureau of Human Resources,

7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 8768,

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768

Telephone:  (717) 787-8737

Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

The multiple-choice 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 and 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Natural Resources/Sciences

30

Outdoor Recreation and Education

15

Interpersonal Relationships

25

Judgment and Problem Solving

10

Reading Comprehension

10

Written Communication and Reports

15

TOTAL

105

 

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 "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application is required for a retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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 transcripts 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."