TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-129

ISSUED   SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

SURFACE MINE CONSERVATION INSPECTORS

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Surface Mine Conservation Inspector

71580

ST06

2.

Surface Mine Conservation Inspector Supervisor

71581

ST08

 

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 WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Surface Mine Conservation Inspector - You will inspect surface mining, refuse reprocessing, refuse disposal, preparation plants, ash placement operations, industrial mineral surface mines, underground mining operations, and surface mining operations within an assigned district to promote and enforce compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.  Work includes ensuring that mines are operating in a safe manner, and that conservation and pollution control measures are adequate; investigating mine accidents and complaints; and preparing detailed inspection and investigation reports.  Inspectors also explain provisions of mining laws and regulations to mine officials and operators, and provide technical assistance on methods to improve the efficiency and safety of mining operations.

 

Surface Mine Conservation Inspector Supervisor - You will supervise the inspection of surface mines to determine compliance with Commonwealth surface mining laws and regulations.  Work involves planning and coordinating the activities of inspectors; assigning work and evaluating employee performance; interviewing and recommending employee selection; receiving and answering grievances; approving leave; promoting safety and environmental protection practices in surface mining operations; developing, implementing and evaluating methods and techniques to improve the quality and effectiveness of surface mining inspections and investigations; and meeting with various groups to explain the Departmentís surface mining practices. 

 

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.  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.

 

Minimum Requirements

71580 - One year of experience as an Environmental Protection Trainee in the surface mining program; OR three years of progressively responsible surface mining and conservation experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

71581 - Two years of experience as a Surface Mine Conservation Inspector or a Blasting and Explosives Inspector; OR five years of progressively responsible surface mining and conservation experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 63 filled Surface Mine Conservation Inspector positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Allegheny, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Crawford, Schuylkill, Tioga, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

 

There are 10 filled Surface Mine Conservation Inspector Supervisor positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Schuylkill, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. 

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

 

TESTING

 

The written 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

# Questions

      SMCI

# Questions

  SMCI Spvr

Mining Laws, Rules, and Regulations

20

20

Conservation and Pollution Control

20

20

Coal Mining Operations

20

20

Mathematical Computations

10

10

Map Reading

20

20

Written Communication

10

10

Interpersonal Relationships

20

20

TOTAL (SCMI)

120

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Supervision

 

15

TOTAL (SCMI Spvr)

 

135

 

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 Commissionís 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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."