TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-027

ISSUED  MARCH 6, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PAROLE MANAGERS

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Parole Manager 1

47051

MA08

$47,746

2.

Parole Manager 2

47052

MA09

$54,514

 

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 APRIL 10, 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

 

Parole Managers 1 directs quality control processes and procedures, which include case and report analysis, and support programs in the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.  You will implement and administer policies and procedures supporting the supervision of offenders on probation and parole; administer statewide policies affecting agency programs such as community service, urinalysis, and firearm procedures; or assist in the administration of a larger program area.  You will supervise technical and clerical staff or provide functional supervision, which involves guidance and instruction, to field staff including district directors and unit supervisors.

 

Parole Managers 2 directs the operations of a program in a regional office or the central office.  You will direct supervisory, professional (usually Parole Managers 1) and clerical staff in the development of program policy and procedures, and in the administration of statewide programs of major significance to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

Parole Manager 1 - Three years as a Parole Agent; OR three years of professional experience in parole, probation or corrections and a bachelorís degree in criminal justice, criminology or any of the behavioral sciences; OR five years as a Parole Staff Technician.  Completed college coursework can be substituted for Parole Staff Technician experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

 

Parole Manager 2 Ė One year as a Parole Manager 1 or Parole Supervisor; OR four years of professional field experience in parole, probation or corrections, including one year in a supervisory capacity and a bachelorís degree in criminal justice, criminology or any of the behavioral sciences.

 

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

 

There are currently nine filled Parole Manager 1 and twelve filled Parole Manager 2 positions in the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.  The majority of Parole Manager 1 and 2 positions are located in Dauphin County.  There is one Parole Manager 2 position in each of the following counties:  Philadelphia, Allegheny and Blair.  Typically the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole fills 2-3 positions each year.

 

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 Board of Probation and Parole, Human Resources Office, 1101 South Front Street, Suite 5600, Harrisburg, PA  17104; Telephone:  (717) 787-8148; E-mailra-pbpprec@state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

The written work simulation 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. 

 

The test will consist of essay questions that describe situations encountered by Parole Managers.  Responses to the examination will be rated on judgment and problem solving; knowledge of the field; written communication; maintaining working relationships; delegation, planning and organization; decision making; and supervision.

 

You will have a maximum of 4 hours to complete the test.

 

You must take the test no later than May 1, 2013.

 

If you lack basic keyboarding skills, contact the Test Administration Division at (717) 787-2935, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-5581 to make arrangements to take the test using paper and pencil.

 

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; 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 these 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."