You must submit Application Supplement No. 2012-011-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2012-011

ISSUED   FEBRUARY 8, 2012

REVISED  OCTOBER 30, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range*

1.

Special Education Teacher,

Correction Education

25920

ED01

 

*Please contact the Human Resource Office listed under the “Job Opportunities” section of this announcement for current salary information.

 

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

 

You will plan, develop and implement Individual Education Programs, and adapt education programs in correctional facilities to fit the special needs of inmates based on learning ability.  You will select, implement and oversee the instruction of students in reading, math, science, social studies, language, and life skills; identify student needs and assess progress as part of the individualized instructional process and develop motivational techniques to encourage students to reach academic goals; serve as a member of the multidisciplinary team for each student; and assist other education staff in providing services to mainstreamed exceptional students that will ensure compliance with state and federal regulations concerning special education.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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.

 

You must pass a background investigation.  After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.

 

If you are not currently an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, you must attend and complete a 3-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections' Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, located in Lancaster County.

 

Minimum Requirements

A professional certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Special Education.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Professional certification is an active Level I or Level II Instructional Certificate.

 

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

 

Special Education Teachers, Correction Education are employed in full-time and part-time positions by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  Positions are located in State Correctional Institutions and facilities throughout the Commonwealth.  For a complete listing of institutions, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website at www.cor.state.pa.us and choose “Institutions” from the menu.

 

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 the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania  17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357; Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us; Emailra-docjobs@pa.gov; OR the Human Resources Office of the State Correctional Institution/Facility where you are interested in working.

 

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. 2012-011-1 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

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2012-011-1 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 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.”