TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-118

ISSUED  DECEMBER 26, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

VETERINARY LABORATORY MICROBIOLOGY SERVICES MANAGER

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Veterinary Laboratory Microbiology Services Manager

53332

MA10

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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 direct microbiologic diagnostic services in the State Veterinary Laboratory in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  You will train and supervise microbiologic service diagnosticians and technicians; consult with other laboratory diagnosticians in diagnosing animal (both mammalian and avian) diseases; and direct the maintenance of a microbiologic diagnostic service quality assurance program.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology from an accredited university or college and three years’ experience as a microbiologist/immunologist in a full-service research and/or diagnostic laboratory, one year of which was as a supervisor of laboratory personnel; OR possession of a DVM/VMD degree in veterinary medicine from an AMVA or AVMA approved college and three years’ experience in a full-service research and/or diagnostic laboratory performing microbiologist/immunologist duties, one year of which was as a supervisor of laboratory personnel.  Graduate training in microbiology may be substituted for microbiologist/immunologist experience on a year-for-year basis up to 3 years.

 

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 Dauphin County in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

 

Lists created by this test 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 Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 204, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408; Telephone:  (717) 787-1065; Internetwww.agriculture.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score. 

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application is required for a retest.

 

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 lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

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 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."