You must submit Application Supplement No. 2014-061-1 with your online application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2014-061

ISSUED  AUGUST 20, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

FOREST PATROLMAN

(Seasonal Positions Only)

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Forest Patrolman

54030

ST02

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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, 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 routine seasonal (spring and fall) forest fire protection work by patrolling sparsely populated and heavily wooded areas during periods of high forest fire danger to prevent, detect, locate, report, and assist in the suppression of forest fires.  You may also direct groups of volunteer fire fighters; work as a member of special fire crews; and assist in fire prevention programs, parades, and school programs.  You will be required to read maps; use radio transmitter and a compass; write reports; and perform routine maintenance on buildings, roads, and firefighting equipment.

 

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.

 

Working Conditions

You will work variable and/or extended work shifts on a seasonal basis as needed.  You must be willing to work outdoors, possibly in adverse weather conditions, and work under conditions that at times may be physically challenging.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

You must have at least 3 months of forest fire work experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You will qualify if you have at least 3 months of any type of firefighting experience (such as volunteer firefighter); OR 3 months of experience in physical outdoor work involving heavy manual labor and 6 weeks of firefighting experience (such as a volunteer firefighter); OR 1 college level course in forest fire protection (correspondence training is not acceptable).

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  The work is seasonal and is only during seasonal dry periods, usually 8 to 10 weeks from mid-March through May, and 8 to 10 weeks from mid-October to the first snowfall.  Do not apply unless you are available to work during these time periods.  The work may involve unusual hours, weekends and holidays.

 

 

DCNR normally hires 5 Forest Patrolman each year.  The actual number may vary depending on agency needs and budget considerations.  Job opportunities are available in Cameron, Carbon, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northumberland, and Schuylkill counties.

 

Employment preference will be given to residents of the counties in which the jobs are located.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building Ė 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources; E-mail:  dcnrjobs@pa.gov.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

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 and application supplement are 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 lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2014-061-1 on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application.

 

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."