You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-026

ISSUED  MARCH 21, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

FOREST TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Forest Technician

54140

ST05

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 21, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) 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 Commissionís website www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform a variety of technical forestry assignments under the direction of a professional forester.  You will assist in timber stand analysis; examine and mark trees to calculate timber volume; mark timber for removal; assist in laying out timber sales; survey property lines, timber sale boundaries, and road and recreation sites; prepare maps for timber sales; assist in controlling forest diseases and insects; and assist in forest fire prevention and suppression.

 

Some Forest Technician positions are seasonal positions (generally, from March through October).

 

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.

 

Conditions of Employment

Certain positions require possession of a valid PA driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

An associateís degree in forest technology from a school whose program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters; OR completion of equivalent formal training in forestry from a school whose program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Forest Technicians are employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Positions are located throughout the Commonwealth.

 

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:

 

Pennsylvania 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

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Bureau of Human Resources

2001 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9797

Telephone:  (717) 787-7836

Internetwww.pgc.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

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

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Dendrology

20

Silvicultural Practices

25

Forest Pathology/Entomology

15

Mensuration

10

Forest Fire Prevention/Suppression

5

Surveying

15

Basic Computer Knowledge

10

Total

100

 

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 Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commissionís 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 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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 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."