You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-142-1 with your online application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-142

ISSUED  OCTOBER 20, 2010

REVISED 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

1.

Equipment Operator A

92100

ST03

 

 

2.

Equipment Operator B

92101

ST04

 

 

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

 

You will operate and maintain trucks, buses and construction equipment, and perform general laboring duties.  Equipment Operators A operate and maintain single-chassis trucks weighing between 10,001 and 32,000 pounds.  You will also operate and maintain light/medium construction equipment such as rollers, back-hoes and front-loaders.  Equipment Operators B operate and maintain single-chassis trucks and tractor-trailers with a gross vehicle weight of 32,001 pounds or more, and heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers and graders.

 

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.

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are 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.

 

You must be able to lift heavy objects (i.e., tires, batteries, trailer hitches, etc.) and work outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

You must have a valid Class C Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Equipment Operator A

Six months experience in the operation and maintenance of large vans, buses and single-chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more; OR an equivalent combination of experience or training.

 

Equipment Operator B

One year of experience as an Equipment Operator A; OR 2 years experience in the operation of heavy construction and specialized maintenance equipment used at this level with a gross vehicle weight of 32,001 pounds or more; OR an equivalent combination of experience or training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

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

 

Conditions of Employment

Certain positions require that employees have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and any endorsements required to operate specific equipment.  These requirements will be explained to you at the time of interview.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are approximately 270 positions at state hospitals, state parks, state forests and other facilities throughout the state.  Most positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has 7 filled positions.  Approximately 15 vacancies occur each year at each level, the majority in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 9th Floor, P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 783-5788, Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources, Emaildcnrjobs@pa.gov, OR Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Internetwww.dhs.state.pa.us, Emailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov, OR Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 9th Floor, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-6220, Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us, Emaildepjobs@pa.gov

 

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

 

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. 2010-142-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application.

 

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."