You must submit Application Supplement No. 2008-190-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2008-190

ISSUED   SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

REVISED  SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Telecommunications Specialist 1

01170

ST07

2.

Telecommunications Specialist 2

01180

MA08

 

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 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

 

Telecommunications Specialist 1

You will manage agency-wide voice or data telecommunications activities including systems design and configuration.  Work involves planning, developing, reviewing, evaluating and implementing voice or data telecommunications systems, facilities and services to promote orderly and economical growth of voice or data telecommunications.

 

Telecommunications Specialist 2

You will manage and integrate Commonwealth-wide voice or data telecommunications activities; or perform comparable functions in the design and configuration of large voice or data systems and networks.  Work involves planning, developing, reviewing and evaluating statewide systems, facilities and services to promote orderly and economical growth of voice or data telecommunications.

 

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

 

Telecommunications Specialist 1

One year of technical experience providing microcomputer support services that included information technology or telecommunications hardware and software installation, operation and maintenance within a network environment, and an associate's degree in microcomputer or telecommunications technology or other closely related field; OR 3 years of technical experience providing microcomputer support services that included information technology or telecommunications hardware and software installation, operation and maintenance within a network environment; OR 3 years of voice or data telecommunications experience that included 1 year of system design or configuration and 2 years of general telecommunications experience that involved technical management of systems for commercial or governmental applications or technical work in the acquisition, installation, repair or maintenance of commercial or governmental systems.

 

Post-high school training in telecommunications technology; data communications; or electronics with emphasis in telecommunications technology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the general telecommunications experience, but may not be substituted for the required experience in system design or configuration.

 

Telecommunications Specialist 2

One year as a Telecommunications Specialist 1; OR 2 years of technical experience providing microcomputer support services that included information technology or telecommunications hardware and software installation, operation and maintenance within a network environment and an associate's degree in microcomputer or telecommunications technology or other closely related field; OR 4 years of technical experience providing microcomputer support services that included information technology or telecommunications hardware and software installation, operation and maintenance within a network environment; OR 4 years of voice or data telecommunications experience that included 2 years of system design or configuration and 2 years of general telecommunications experience that involved technical management of systems for commercial or governmental applications or technical work in the acquisition, installation, repair, or maintenance of commercial or governmental systems.

 

Post-high school training in telecommunications technology; data communications; or electronics with emphasis in telecommunications technology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the 2 years of general telecommunications experience, but may not be substituted for the required experience in system design or configuration.

 

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

 

Filled positions in these job titles are located in the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Health, Labor and Industry, Public Welfare, Revenue, and Transportation; Governor’s Office of Administration; Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency; Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System; Pennsylvania State Police; and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

 

All positions are located in Dauphin County.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 Human Resource office of the state agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under “Government/State.”

 

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 these job titles 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 and Application Supplement No. 2008-190-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2008-190-1 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.”