TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-103

ISSUED  SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

PARK RANGER 1

(SEASONAL POSITIONS)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Park Ranger 1

74740

ST03

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform public safety work and promote recreation in state parks and forests.  You will answer questions concerning facilities, environmental features and history; and explain rules and regulations.  You will check grounds, buildings, and waterways for vandalism, safety hazards, and cleanliness.  In emergencies you may administer first aid or CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to injured visitors.  You may operate watercraft, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc.  You will be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and seven days a week. 

 

All Park Ranger 1’s are hired as seasonal employees.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job 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 a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

1)  Possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

2)  Possession of a current American Red Cross Certificate in Multi-Media First Aid, or an American Red Cross Certificate in Standard First Aid, or a United States’ Bureau of Mines Certificate in Standard First Aid.

 

3)  Possession of a certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

 

Minimum Requirements

You must pass the test and meet all the Necessary Special Requirements.

 

NOTE:  Do not submit certificates with your application.  You must submit the First Aid and CPR certificates at the time of your employment interview.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at state parks and forests throughout the Commonwealth.  All employees are hired on a seasonal basis.  A “season” may extend from April to December, but some appointments will be for other periods of time – 3, 6, or 8 months.

 

Lists created by this test 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:

 

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Bureau of Human Resources

7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 8768

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768

Telephone:  (717) 787-8737

Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

25

Effective Expression

20

Mathematics

15

Interpersonal Ability

25

Goals and Objectives of Outdoor Recreation

10

Judgment

25

Total

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 this 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

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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."