TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-121

ISSUED  FEBRUARY 6, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

MUNICIPAL SERVICES SPECIALIST AND SUPERVISOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Municipal Services Specialist

10670

ST07

$44,362

2.

Municipal Services Supervisor

10680

MA08

$48,822

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 7, 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

 

Municipal Services Specialists are responsible for all highway related maintenance, improvements, and construction projects within an assigned group of municipalities.  You will prepare feasibility reviews to evaluate proposals; monitor liquid fuel funds disbursements and construction operations; interpret and analyze contract requirements and construction or maintenance plans; and meet and advise municipal officials on proposed projects, problems, and inspection activities.

 

Municipal Services Supervisors provide guidance and supervision to Municipal Services Specialists when meeting with municipal officials; assist with problems that require interpretation and analysis; and make determinations on municipal assignments to ensure equal distribution of work among staff. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all 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 a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Minimum Requirements

Municipal Services Specialist – One year of experience as a Transportation Construction Inspector; OR three years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; OR two years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and an associate’s degree; OR one year of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included one year of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs.

 

Municipal Services Supervisor – One year of experience as a Municipal Services Specialist; OR  four years of progressively responsible and varied experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; OR three years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and an associate’s degree; OR two years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that included two years of experience reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission’s offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

Municipal Services Specialist – There is no substitution for the one year of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs.

 

Municipal Services Supervisor – There is no substitution for the two years of experience reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are filled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).  Positions are located in PennDOT District Engineering Offices throughout the Commonwealth and in central headquarters in Harrisburg (Dauphin County).

 

For a complete listing of District Engineering offices, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website at www.dot.state.pa.us and choose “PennDOT Near You” from the menu.  The “PennDOT Regional Map” will provide information concerning the district offices.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation anticipates making 4 appointments and promotions from lists over the next 12 months.

 

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

 

Employment preference may be given to residents who reside in the district where jobs are located and promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the district where job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5711; Internet:  www.dot.state.pa.us OR the Human Resources Office of the District Engineering Office where you are interested in working.

 

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 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

MS Specialist

MS Supervisor

Construction Methods and Inspection

25

25

Construction Materials

20

20

 

Computing Quantities and Costs

15

15

 

Interpreting Plans and Specifications

15

15

 

Interpersonal Relationships

15

15

 

Effective Expression

10

10

 

Report Writing

10

10

 

Budgeting

10

10

 

Supervision

--

20

 

TOTAL

120

140

 

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 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."