TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-063

ISSUED  FEBRUARY 20, 2013

REVISED JANUARY 2, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ROADWAY PROGRAMS TECHNICIANS

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Roadway Programs Technician 1

12510

ST04

2.

Roadway Programs Technician 2

12511

ST05

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 5, 2014, 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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will collect, review, and analyze data in a computerized highway maintenance management and inventory control system, or a roadway management system.  You will conduct field studies to assess pavement surfaces, compile inventory of highway features such as shoulders, grass areas, guide rails, right-of-way fences, joints, surface construction, drainage, etc., to determine maintenance needs and update a computerized tracking system to monitor roadway management or maintenance programs.

 

A Roadway Programs Technician 1 works with a higher level employee.  Specific instructions are provided and work is frequently reviewed.  A Roadway Programs Technician 2 performs advanced technical duties with more independence and may serve as a team leader.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements. 

 

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 Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

Roadway Programs Technician 1 – One year of experience as a Technical Assistant; OR one year of experience in analysis of data utilized in planning and scheduling of work, materials and equipment; OR an associate’s degree in the field of Business Administration, Computer Science, Highway Engineering Technology or other closely related program; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Roadway Programs Technician 2 – One year as a Roadway Programs Technician 1; OR one year of experience in analysis of data utilized in planning and scheduling of work, materials and equipment, and an associate’s degree in the field of Business Administration, Computer Science, Highway Engineering Technology or other closely related program; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in PennDOT District Engineering offices throughout the Commonwealth.  For a complete listing of locations, 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.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us; OR the Human Resources Office of the Engineering District 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

By Job Code

 

 

 

 

12510

12511

 

 

General Mathematics

15

15

 

 

Report Writing

15

15

 

 

Interpersonal Relations

15

15

 

 

Map Reading

15

15

 

 

Purchasing/Stock Keeping

10

10

 

 

Computer Usage

15

15

 

 

Highway Maintenance Materials, Applications & Standards

---

15

 

 

Total

85

100

 

 

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 Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

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.

 

This test and scoring procedure is different from previous tests for these job titles.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on the test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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 offices 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."