TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-170

ISSUED  OCTOBER 20, 2010

REVISED MAY 1, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

OFFICE STAFF POSITIONS IN HOUSING AUTHORITIES

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Starting

Salary

 

 

1.

Management Aide (Housing)

L0139

*

 

 

2.

Assistant Property Manager (Housing)

L0140

*

 

 

3.

Property Manager (Housing)

L0141

*

 

 

4.

Assistant Section 8 Coordinator (Housing)

L0579

*

 

 

5.

Section 8 Coordinator (Housing)

L0580

*

 

 

6.

Resident Selection Supervisor (Housing)

L0590

*

 

 

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.

 

*Housing Authority salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resource Office of the local housing authority 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 and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Management Aide – You will interview applicants for public housing, using an eligibility form; type correspondence; calculate and collect rent and charges; record all financial transactions in a ledger book; and compile statistical data from files and computer records.  In many housing authorities, you will be required to type 1-2 hours per day.

 

Assistant Property Manager - Your work will involve assisting a Property Manager in performing the duties listed below.

 

Property Manager -  You will inspect the conditions of public housing units; prepare work orders; issue verbal and written notices to tenants regarding rent and charges due, disturbances, etc.; conduct informal hearings to resolve problems; initiate eviction proceedings against tenants; recommend capital improvements to housing projects; supervise subordinate housing authority personnel; calculate rent and charges; and type various correspondence.

 

Assistant Section 8 Coordinator - Your work will involve assisting a Section 8 Coordinator in performing the duties listed below.

 

Section 8 Coordinator – You will interview applicants for the Section 8 Existing Housing Program, using an eligibility form; calculate rent; compile and maintain a selection waiting list; inspect the conditions of Section 8 rental units to determine adherence to various building codes; determine fair market value of rental property; mediate disputes between tenants and landlords; supervise subordinate housing authority personnel; and type various correspondence.

 

Resident Selection Supervisor – You will interview applicants for public housing, using an eligibility form; compile and maintain a tenant selection waiting list; conduct visits at applicants’ homes to determine their living and housekeeping habits; calculate rent; supervise subordinate housing authority personnel; and type various correspondence.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Management Aide - One year of experience in performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family housing developments, or properties owned or administered by public housing agencies; OR one year of comparable business, industrial, or professional employment; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Assistant Property Manager – Two years of experience in performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family housing developments, or properties owned or administered by public housing agencies; OR two years of comparable business, industrial, or professional employment; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training; OR one year as a Management Aide.

 

Property Manager – Three years experience in supervising or performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family residential subsidized or affordable housing communities, property owned, or programs administered by a public housing authority or comparable (low-income) property management agency; OR one year as an Assistant Property Manager or Assistant Section 8 Coordinator; OR two years as a Management Aide.

 

Assistant Section 8 Coordinator - Two years of experience in performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family housing developments, or properties owned or administered by public housing agencies; OR two years of comparable business, industrial, or professional employment; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training; OR one year as a Management Aide.

 

Section 8 Coordinator - Three years of experience in supervising or performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family residential subsidized or affordable housing communities, property owned, or programs administered by a public housing authority or comparable (low-income) property management agency; OR one year as an Assistant Property Manager or Assistant Section 8 Coordinator; OR two years as a Management Aide.

 

Resident Selection Supervisor - Three years of experience in supervising or performing tasks associated with the management of multi-family residential subsidized or affordable housing communities, property owned, or programs administered by a public housing authority or comparable (low-income) property management agency; OR one year as an Assistant Property Manager or Assistant Section 8 Coordinator; OR two years as a Management Aide.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Management Aide, Assistant Property Manager and Assistant Section 8 Coordinator job titles, only: you may substitute related education for the required experience.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in the 51 County and 29 City Housing Authorities located throughout the Commonwealth. 

 

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

 

There are no current positions or expected future job openings in the cities of Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, or in the following counties: Cameron, Forest, Montgomery, Perry and Pike.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the city or county where the job openings occur.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the City or County Housing Authority where you wish to work.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Offices-Local or County.”

 

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:

 

 

Number of Questions by Job Code

 

Subject Areas

 

L0139

 

L0140, L0141,

L0579, L0580, L0590

Reading Comprehension

20

 

20

Numerical Computation

  5

 

  5

Numerical Reasoning

15

 

15

Public Relations

15

 

15

Interviewing

15

 

15

Effective Expression

10

 

10

Supervision

_--_

 

_10_

Total

80

 

90

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test will also 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 six 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

 

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 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