TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-085

ISSUED   AUGUST 24, 2011

REVISED OCTOBER 9, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

REAL ESTATE TECHNICIAN AND SPECIALIST

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Real Estate Technician

17147

ST05

 

 

2.

 

Real Estate Specialist

17148

ST06

 

 

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.

 

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

 

Real Estate Technician - You will perform property management, negotiate routine claim settlements with property owners, advise real estate owners and tenants of their rights and entitlements, provide relocation assistance to displaced persons, and assist in the enforcement of outdoor advertising and junkyard control.

 

Real Estate Specialist – You will perform specialized work in the acquisition of real estate for public use.  You may negotiate with property owners for the settlement of complex acquisition projects, perform property management, advise real estate owners and tenants of their rights and entitlements, provide relocation assistance to displaced persons, prepare payment and real estate closing settlement packages, and manage an outdoor advertising and junkyard control program.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all 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.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Real Estate Technician – One year as an Engineering Technician; OR 1 year of experience in technical real estate work, and an associate’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Real Estate Specialist – One year as a Real Estate Technician; OR 2 years of experience in technical real estate work, and an associate’s degree; 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.

 

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Real Estate Technicians are employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Real Estate Specialists are employed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Military and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation; the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board; and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

 

Positions are located throughout the Commonwealth with approximately half the positions located in Dauphin, Allegheny, and Montgomery Counties.

 

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 positions within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, employment preference may be given to residents of the engineering districts where the jobs are located and promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the districts where jobs are located.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the human resource office of the agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under "Government/State."

 

TESTING

 

This test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office. 

 

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Subject Area

Real Estate

Technician

Real Estate

Specialist

 

 

 

Real Estate:  Title Examination and Claim Settlement

15

15

 

 

Real Estate:  Legal Instruments

15

15

 

 

Map Reading

20

20

 

 

Reading Comprehension

15

15

 

 

Effective Expression

15

15

 

 

Arithmetical Computations

10

10

 

 

Public Relations

15

15

 

 

Real Estate:  Advanced Concepts

_-_

_15_

 

 

Total

105

120

 

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test also will be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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 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 Resource 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."