TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-021

ISSUED  MARCH 6, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Fingerprint Technician

72020

ST05

$33,995

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JUNE 8, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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 be responsible for the identification and non-identification of individuals through fingerprint and palm print examination.  You will be using the scientific methodology of analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification of fingerprints and palm prints.  You will operate automated systems to scan and align fingerprints, input search criteria, compare fingerprints, identify matches and register unidentified fingerprints.  You will also maintain a manual fingerprint file, and classify and search current fingerprints to identify matches in the existing file.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job 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 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 withstand prolonged and intensive examination of fingerprints using a computer terminal or magnifying glass.  You will work a total of 37.5 hours per week in an environment that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Scheduled shifts and work assignments may vary.

 

Minimum Requirements

Six months of experience in the identification and non-identification of individuals through fingerprint and palm print examination, comparison, and verification; OR successful completion of the fingerprint identification course offered by the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 10 filled positions in this job title.  Pennsylvania State Police expect to fill 3 vacancies in the near future.  All positions are located at the Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters, Bureau of Human Resources, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Telephone:  (717) 787-6313; Internetwww.psp.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 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Subject Area

Number of

Questions

 

 

 

Fingerprint and Palm Print Classification

30

 

 

Fingerprint and Palm Print Identification Techniques

30

 

 

Interpersonal Relationships

25

 

 

Written Communication

15

 

 

Total

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 Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commissionís 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.

 

This list will replace any previous list.

 

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

 

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."