TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-001

ISSUED  DECEMBER 26, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MINING ENGINEER

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Mining Engineer

13620

ST08

 

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 perform advanced professional mining engineering work in an environmental regulatory, miner safety, or mine reclamation program.  You will evaluate plans and permit applications for mining proposals; review the design of projects to mitigate environmental hazards; investigate subsidence events or mining accidents; and develop Statewide policies, procedures, and reports.  You will apply and interpret regulatory requirements, and serve as a construction engineer for complex mine reclamation projects.  You may communicate with licensed professional engineers outside the agency, or coordinate engineering reviews with staff in other programs to identify and resolve engineering issues.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

Two years as a Mining Engineering Specialist; OR three years of professional experience in mining engineering, and a bachelorís degree in mining engineering; OR four years of professional experience in mining engineering, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR three years of professional mining engineering experience, and possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Graduate study in mining engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  You may substitute related graduate level education for the required experience.  There is no substitution for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.  If you are not sure if you qualify, contact one of the Commissionís offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

Conditions of Employment

Certain positions may require possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

 

Certain positions in this job will require possession of a valid driverís license.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection located in the Central Office in Harrisburg (Dauphin County) or in District Mining Offices in Cambria, Clarion, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

 

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 Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internet:  www.depweb.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score. 

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

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.

 

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."