You must submit Application Supplement No. 2012-115-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-115

ISSUED  DECEMBER 26, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

RAILROAD SAFETY INSPECTOR

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Railroad Safety Inspector

G5102

ST06

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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 conduct on-site inspections of railroad facilities for compliance with State and federal regulations and standards.  You will also conduct on-site accident and complaint investigations to determine probable cause and ascertain violations and deficiencies.  You will work from your home and be assigned a territory of multiple counties.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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 for guidance.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Conditions of Employment

You must be able to walk in railroad yards and along tracks under train traffic conditions; able to climb onto locomotives and cars, and able to see and hear train traffic in worksite area.

 

Post-Employment Requirement

Passage of the appropriate Federal Railroad Administration Qualification Examination within twelve months of the date of appointment.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Four years of railroad experience in track maintenance and safety inspections; or four years of railroad experience in locomotive and rail car maintenance and safety inspections; or four years of railroad experience in train movement, management, handling, and operating practices; OR four years of railroad experience in train movement, management, and handling of hazardous materials; OR four years of railroad experience in signal and train control maintenance and safety inspections.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 7 positions in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) covering multi-county territories in the PUC regions.

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties where jobs are located.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Human Resources Office, 400 North Street, 3rd Floor, Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone:  (717) 787-8714; Internetwww.puc.state.pa.us.

 

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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

This test and scoring procedure are different from the previous test for this job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on this test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2012-115-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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. 2012-115-1 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."