You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-042-1 and a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-042

ISSUED   MARCH 9, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS INSPECTION TECHNICIAN

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Agriculture Products Inspection Technician

55520

ST05

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 9, 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 work in food safety or milk sanitation.  You will assist in inspecting food, food establishments, camps, including seasonal farm labor camps, for proper food preparation, safe handling practices, vector control and cleanliness; collect samples for analysis and investigate and resolve complaints involving food sanitation conditions; provide advice to food establishment operators, architects and contractors regarding design for new or renovated establishments; train industry personnel in proper food handling techniques, processing procedures, etc.; or evaluate milk and milk safety practices including water source, equipment, and quality control records.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be 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

Four years of experience which provides the required knowledges and abilities and high school graduation; OR a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology, Chemistry, Sanitation, Bacteriology or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

You may take the test if you have completed 90 or more credit hours and expect to receive a bachelor's degree within the next 7 months.  You must provide proof of your degree before you start work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in Dauphin County.  Typically, 1 or 2 hires are made annually.

 

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 Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 204, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408; Telephone:  (717) 787-1065; Internetwww.agriculture.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 “Application”.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title 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. 2011-042-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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.

 

If you are in your final year of study, you must submit a listing of the courses/credits that you expect to complete prior to graduation.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-042-1 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 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."