TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER:  2010-017

ISSUED:  SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

REVISED:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

AGING CASE AIDES (LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Aging Case Aide 1 (Local Government)

L0608

*

2.

Aging Case Aide 2 (Local Government)

L0609

*

 

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.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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 ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

 

You will work directly with consumers to explain services provided by community agencies and their eligibility requirements.  You will interview individuals by telephone or face-to-face to gather information for a complete needs assessment. You will record consumers' personal data and prepare applications for services.  You will observe the behavior and physical, mental and living conditions of consumers during home and office visits, to identify the consumers' needs and risks (e.g., physical, environmental and cognitive) and determine the appropriate services or actions.  You will be required to maintain the confidentiality of consumers' personal information.

 

Aging Case Aides 2 (Local Government) perform advanced-level work and function independently.

 

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 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

 

You must pass the test.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Lists created by these tests 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 the jobs are located.

 

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

 

Employment preference will be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with the Department of Aging and Area Agency on Aging Offices.

 

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.

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Following Written Instructions

20

Reading Comprehension

20

Effective Expression

20

Arithmetic

15

Total

75

 

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 Test Administration Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-2935, Text Telephone Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685. 

 

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 these job titles 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 Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application.

 

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 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."