TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-022

ISSUED FEBRUARY 5, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

LIBRARY ASSISTANT 2

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

1.

Library Assistant 2

25040

ST04

$30,729

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 12, 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 perform advanced library-clerical routine support duties in correctional institutions throughout the Commonwealth or in the State Library in Harrisburg.  You will provide assistance to patrons in locating and using reading materials; and acquire, circulate, classify, catalog, and maintain library holdings, and make arrangements for inter-library loans.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

Two years of library-clerical experience; or one year as a Library Assistant 1.  An associate degree or equivalent training with major course work in library science may be substituted for the required experience.

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  You may substitute related education for the required experience or related experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.  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

 

The number of filled Library Assistant 2 positions statewide averages 20 to 25, with the highest concentration of positions in Dauphin and Cumberland counties.  Library Assistant 2 positions are located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, within the State Library, and within the State correctional institutions throughout the state.

 

Additional opportunities for employment or promotion 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 Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market Street – 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17120, Telephone:  (717) 783-9343, e-mail: lbarrick@pa.gov; Internet: www.education.state.pa.us OR the

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA  17050, Telephone:  (717) 728-5357, email: ra-docjobs@pa.gov; internetwww.cor.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 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

Library Science – General Practices/Procedures

20

Library Science – Cataloging/Classification

10

Library Science – Reference/Research

10

Library Science – Selection/Acquisition

10

Library Science – Data Processing

10

Written Communication – Effective Expression

20

Effective Personal Relationships

20

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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."