TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-034

ISSUED   MARCH 9, 2011

REVISED SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PHOTOGRAMMETRY TECHNICIANS

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Photogrammetry Technician 1

12131

ST04

2.

Photogrammetry Technician 2

12141

ST05

 

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 MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 12, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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

 

You will apply photogrammetric principles and procedures to the production of large-scale topographic maps for use in highway or similar engineering and design projects.  These procedures include selecting mapping control point locations on the ground in preparation for aerial photography; obtaining geodetic field data using manual and electronic surveying instruments; recording and reducing field data needed to produce the maps; and operating stereoscopic computer-aided plotting instruments and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) work stations to produce the end-product maps.

 

Photogrammetry Technicians 1 perform beginning level work, while Photogrammetry Technicians 2 work independently and perform advanced technical work requiring the application of complex photogrammetric methods.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

When performing geodetic survey data collection, you must be willing to work outdoors year round, and walk up to 3 miles adjacent to highways.  You must also be willing to work at a stereoscopic plotting instrument or video display terminal for long periods of time.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Photogrammetry Technician 1

One year of experience as a Technical Assistant; OR 1 year of experience in the operation of stereoscopic plotting instruments used in the production of topographic maps or performing geodetic field surveys; OR an associate’s degree in an appropriate engineering technology; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Photogrammetry Technician 2

One year as a Photogrammetry Technician 1; OR 2 years of experience in the operation of stereoscopic plotting instruments used in the production of topographic maps or performing geodetic field surveys and an associate’s degree in an appropriate engineering technology; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Dauphin 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-3789, Telephone:  (717) 787-5710, Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in disqualification.

 

If you previously applied and were found ineligible, and you now meet the minimum requirements, you may reapply.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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, 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."