You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-173-1 and a copy of your transcripts with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-173

ISSUED  NOVEMBER 3, 2010

REVISED OCTOBER 23, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Wildlife Biologist 1

62110

ST06

2.

Wildlife Biologist 2

62120

ST07

 

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

 

As a Wildlife Biologist 1, you will perform professional wildlife management work in the scientific study of bird and mammal populations for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  You will conduct field and laboratory studies of the life history, ecology, population and habitat of birds and mammals; prepare wildlife habitat management plans for landowners and develop habitat prescriptions; report findings and make recommendations for improving or controlling conditions which affect the statewide wildlife management program; and provide information to farmers, conservation groups and other interested parties.

 

As a Wildlife Biologist 2, you will perform advanced professional wildlife management work in the scientific study of bird and mammal populations and their habitats.  You will design and conduct field laboratory studies of the life history, ecology, population and habitat of birds and mammals; compile and analyze data using statistical software; and report findings and make recommendations for improving or controlling conditions which affect the statewide wildlife management program.  You will provide information orally to hunters, professional organizations, conservation groups, landowners and other interested parties.

 

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.

 

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 for Wildlife Biologist 1Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for Wildlife Biologist 2 ONLY.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Wildlife Biologist 1 Ė A masterís degree with a major in Wildlife Management; OR a bachelorís degree with a major in Wildlife Management, and two years experience in wildlife management research.

 

Wildlife Biologist 2 Ė One year as a Wildlife Biologist 1; OR a masterís degree with a major in Wildlife Management and one year of experience as a wildlife biologist; OR a bachelorís degree with a major in Wildlife Management, and a minimum of three years experience in wildlife management research.

 

Clarification of Requirements

College majors with at least 24 credits in any one or combination of the following areas are considered equivalent to Wildlife Management:  Animal Behavior, Dendrology, Ecology, Entomology, Genetics, Habitat Analysis, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Plant Systematics, or Wildlife Population Analysis.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Pennsylvania Game Commission currently has 15 filled Wildlife Biologists 1 and 14 filled Wildlife Biologists 2 located throughout the Commonwealth. 

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs currently has 2 filled Wildlife Biologists 2 located in Lebanon County.

 

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 Game Commission

Bureau of Human Resources

2001 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9797

Telephone:  (717) 787-7836

Internet:  www.pgc.state.pa.us

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Bureau of Human Resources

Bldg 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap

Annville, PA  17003-5002

Telephone:  (717) 861-6993

Internetwww.dmva.state.pa.us

Emailra-dmva-jobs@state.pa.us

 

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

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-173-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement 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, Application Supplement No. 2010-173-1 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."