TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-039

ISSUED  AUGUST 21, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Engineering Technician

12010

ST04

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you successfully complete the training period, you will be promoted to a higher job level with an increase in salary.

 

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 participate in a 12 month on-the-job engineering technology training program in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  The training is designed to develop technical skills and proficiency in construction and materials inspection, highway or bridge/structural drafting and design, right-of-way determination, surveying, or traffic control/planning.

 

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 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

An associate degree in surveying, drafting, designing, civil, or any other appropriate field of engineering technology.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Only associate degrees in engineering technology (A.A., A.S.T., A.A.S.) and more advanced engineering degrees are acceptable.

 

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 facilities, refer to the PennDOT 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.

 

There are 15 filled Engineering Technician positions.  The agency typically hires 30-35 Engineering Technicians each year.  The actual number of hires and their locations will depend on the needs of the Department.

 

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

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties within the Engineering District where the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the counties within the Engineering District where the 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) 787-5710; 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

 

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

 

 

 

Mathematics

30

 

 

Reading Comprehension

15

 

 

Reading Maps, Graphs and Charts

25

 

 

Interpersonal Relationships

20

 

 

Total

90

 

 

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.

 

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

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion list will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

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 the test.

 

This list will replace any previous list.

 

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."