You must submit Application Supplement No. 2012-004-1 with your online or paper application.

 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2012-004

ISSUED   DECEMBER 26, 2012

REVISED APRIL 17, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MENTAL RETARDATION COMMUNITY SERVICES AREA MANAGER, DPW

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Mental Retardation Community Services Area Manager, DPW

43591

MA11

$72,626

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JULY 13, 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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will direct intellectual disability community services operations for the Department of Public Welfare.  You will organize and administer the community services within an assigned geographic area of the Commonwealth.  Work involves providing leadership and direction to local government officials in the development, implementation, and administrative integration of community services to ensure compliance with established program policies and service standards; identify needs for community mental retardation services, develop plans to meet the identified needs, and evaluate overall program effectiveness.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commissionís offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Four years of professional experience in the field of mental retardation, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, and a masterís degree in Social Work, Psychology or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

There is no equivalency for the two years of supervisory experience in the field of mental retardation.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare currently has 4 positions located in 4 regions:  Allegheny County, Dauphin County, Lackawanna County, and Philadelphia County.

 

The agency is anticipating filling approximately 1 vacancy in the Pittsburgh area.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Room 106, Health and Welfare Building, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717)787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mail:  Ra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov.

 

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.

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

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. 2012-004-1 on the Commissionís 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. 2012-004-1 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 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."