TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-004

ISSUED  JANUARY 23, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETIVE TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

Hourly

Wage Rate

 

1.

Environmental Interpretive Technician

54080

ST03

$13.81

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JUNE 22, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will plan, coordinate and present a variety of environmental programs for park visitors, non-profit organizations and the public; conduct recreational programs, field studies, guided walks, campfire sessions and other related activities for senior citizens, scouts, school groups and park visitors; conduct environmental studies; and prepare schedules and press releases on programs involving conservation, preservation of the environment, and historical surroundings.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

Conditions of Employment

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will require you, at the time of hiring, to submit a request to the Pennsylvania State Police for a Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Check and to submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare a request for a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Check at your own expense.  You will also be required to agree to release these reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promptly after receiving them.  If you provide these reports at the time of hiring, you will not be required to obtain new reports as long as the reports you have provided were issued within the preceding one-year period.

 

You must be willing to work evenings, weekends, any day of the year, and irregular work hours.

 

You will be required to attend a one day Outdoor Programming Services Meeting which may require an overnight stay on April 30 – May 2, 2013 and Certified Interpretive Guide training scheduled for May 13 – 17, 2013 requiring travel and 5 days/4 nights residence at the training site.  If hired, you will be contacted regarding the specific location for the training.

 

Minimum Requirements

You must pass the test.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Seventeen positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources state parks throughout the Commonwealth.  Approximately 7 appointments are anticipated for the 2013 season.  The actual locations of the positions have not yet been determined.  New employees are generally hired for 3 to 4 months during the summer season.

 

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

 

State parks that hire Environmental Interpretive Technicians and the counties where they are located are listed below.

 

County

Location

County

Location

Beaver

Raccoon Creek State Park

Erie

Presque Isle State Park

Bedford

Shawnee State Park

Franklin

Caledonia State Park Complex

Butler

Jennings Environ. Ed. Center

Greene

Ryerson Station State Park

Cameron

Sinnemahoning State Park

Mercer

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Cameron

Sizerville State Park Complex

Mifflin

Reeds Gap State Park Complex

Centre

Bald Eagle State Park

Somerset

Laurel Hill Park Complex

Clearfield

Parker Dam State Park Complex

Tioga

Hills Creek State Park

Cumberland

Kings Gap Environ. Ed. Center

Venango

Oil Creek State Park

Cumberland

Colonel Denning State Park

 

 

 

If you are interested in employment at a specific state park, you may contact the park directly.  Phone numbers can be found in local telephone directories or online at:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the 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.

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office. 

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Ecology – Principles and Applications

15

 

 

Ecology – Environmental Interactions

20

 

 

Ecology – Teaching Techniques

20

 

 

Reading Comprehension

15

 

 

Written Communication

15

 

 

Interpersonal Relations – General

20

 

 

Total

105

 

 

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 Commission’s Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

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

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

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

 

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."