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TEST ANNOUNCEMENT  2005-540

OPENING DATE – JUNE 19, 2015

CLOSING DATE – OPEN CONTINUOUSLY

 

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

 

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR

 

LIMITED-TERM CLERK TYPIST

 

Job Title

Job Code

Starting

Salary

After Working

*975 Hours

After Working

*1950 Hours

After Working

*3000 Hours

LIMITED-TERM CLERK TYPIST

00002

$9.25 per hr.

$9.65 per hr.

$9.85 per hr.

$10.06 per hr.

 

*Salary may be higher subject to collective bargaining agreement changes.

 

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 for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

 

Job Locations

 

·         Harrisburg Capital Complex and Metropolitan Area

·         Employment and promotion lists will be established and may be used to fill future vacancies

 

Type of Work

 

·         Full-time temporary assignments (series)

·         Part-time (minimum 22.5 hrs. per wk.)

·         All jobs may lead to permanent employment (50% per year)

·         Assignments generally last 3 – 6 months

 

Job Duties

 

·         Routine clerk typist work in various state agencies

·         Act as replacement for employees on leave

·         Act as additional worker during peak times

·         Computerized data entry

·         Type reports, correspondence, etc.

 

 

·         Answer phones

·         File and sort documents

·         Verify document accuracy

·         Serve as receptionist

 

Qualifications

 

·         Must meet PA residency requirement

·         Click here and scroll to bottom for the Minimum Experience and Training Requirements

·         Must pass both typing and multiple choice computerized tests

·         Must be able to perform essential job functions

 

Examination Information

 

·         Typing test (50% of exam score):

  • Passing is 40 wpm (after deduction for errors)
  • 5-minute practice test followed by 5-minute test
  • If fail, may retake typing test once on same day
  • Must pass typing test to take written test
  • Results given at end of test

 

 

 

·         Multiple choice written test (50% of exam score):

  • 2 hr. maximum computerized multiple choice exam

·         May retest 75 days after date of last exam

·         Written notice of test results provided

·         Only most recent exam score is counted

Test Subject Areas:

 

Interpersonal Skills

15

Filing

15

Following Directions

15

Name & Number Comparison

30

Grammar

15

Spelling

15

Office Practices

15

Arithmetic Operations

15

Total Questions

135

Test Dates and Times

 

THURSDAY JULY 9, AUGUST 6, AND SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 AT 8:15 A.M., 11:00 A.M., AND 1:00 P.M.  DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 A.M.

 

How to Apply

and Schedule

 

·         Complete online application by clicking here (or visiting www.scsc.state.pa.us, Job Seekers page)

·         Must pre-schedule test date and time. If schedule full, walk-in testing may be available

·         Online scheduling opens approximately two weeks prior to testing date

            

Examination Location

 

·         State Civil Service Commission, 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569; Harrisburg, PA, 17108-0569

 

What to Bring

 

·         To be admitted to the test:

-         Bring two forms of identification, one must contain a signature and recent photograph (driver’s license, school or work ID)

-         Name must match on both forms of ID

·         To be considered for hire:

-         Pass the typing and multiple choice tests

-         Prepare to stay additional 30 minutes to complete necessary paperwork

-         Bring the names, addresses, phone numbers, and approximate dates of employment for last three employers

-         If you have criminal conviction(s), provide the date, location and disposition. Each case evaluated individually, not automatic bar to employment

·         Information provided will be verified. Falsification may prevent hiring or result in dismissal from employment

 

Contact Information

 

Information or questions regarding employment, contact:

 

Office of Administration, Bureau of State Employment, Room 112, Finance Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone (717) 783-3917

 

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans’ preference, and other items can be obtained from:

 

State Civil Service Commission; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685; Internet: www.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

 

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