TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-079

ISSUED  JUNE 16, 2010

REVISED APRIL 10, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ACCOUNTANTS, FISCAL OFFICERS, AND CORPORATION TAX OFFICER 1

(State and Local Government)

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Accountant 2 (Public Utility Commission)

G0303

UT07

 

 

2.

 

Accountant 3 (Public Utility Commission)

G0304

UT08

 

 

3.

 

Accountant 2 (Local Government)

L0312

*

 

 

4.

 

County Fiscal Officer 1 (Local Government)

L0315

*

 

 

5.

 

County Fiscal Officer 2 (Local Government)

L0316

*

 

 

6.

 

County Fiscal Officer 3 (Local Government)

L0317

*

 

 

7.

 

Accountant 2

03030

MA07

 

 

8.

 

Accountant 3

03040

MA08

 

 

9.

 

Corporation Tax Officer 1

03730

ST06

 

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

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 MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 9, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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

 

ACCOUNTANTS analyze and classify financial transactions and documents; prepare financial statements and reports to control and account for funds; and analyze and project financial data.

 

COUNTY FISCAL OFFICERS manage fiscal and administrative work directing the financial operations in a county human services agency, or assisting a higher-level County Fiscal Officer or administrator.

 

CORPORATION TAX OFFICERS examine and analyze corporation balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other schedules within the tax report to determine tax liability and correctness of returns.

 

Duties and responsibilities increase in difficulty and complexity by job level.

 

County Fiscal Officers 1, 2, 3, and Accountants 2 and 3 also supervise lower level employees.

 

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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Accountant 2 (Public Utility Commission) and Accountant 2 (State)

One year as an Accountant 1; OR 2 years of professional accounting experience and graduation from a 4 year college or university, including or supplemented by 15 credits in accounting.

 

Accountant 3 (Public Utility Commission) and Accountant 3 (State)

One year as an Accountant 2; OR 3 years of professional accounting experience and graduation from a 4 year college or university, including or supplemented by 15 credits in accounting.

 

Accountant 2 (Local Government)

One year as an Accountant 1; OR 2 years of professional accounting experience, and graduation from a 4 year college or university, including or supplemented by 15 credits in accounting.

 

County Fiscal Officer 1 (Local Government)

Two years as a Fiscal Technician and 6 college credits in accounting; OR 1 year of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related bachelorís degree that includes six college credits in accounting; OR 3 years of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related associateís degree that includes 6 college credits in accounting; OR 5 years of bookkeeping experience and 6 college credits in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes or is supplemented by 6 college credits in accounting.

 

County Fiscal Officer 2 (Local Government)

One year as a County Fiscal Officer 1; OR 2 years of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related bachelorís degree that includes 6 college credits in accounting; OR 4 years of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related associateís degree that includes 6 college credits in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes or is supplemented by 6 college credits in accounting.

 

County Fiscal Officer 3 (Local Government)

One year as a County Fiscal Officer 2; OR 3 years of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related bachelorís degree that includes 6 college credits in accounting; OR 5 years of accounting and/or budgetary experience and a business-related associateís degree that includes 6 college credits in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes or is supplemented by 6 college credits in accounting.

 

Corporation Tax Officer 1 (State)

One year as a Financial Programs Trainee; OR 1 year of professional accounting experience affording knowledge of federal and state corporation tax laws; and a bachelorís degree with major coursework in accounting or business administration, including 12 credits in accounting.  Equivalent combinations of experience and training which include 12 credits in accounting are acceptable.

 

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

 

Accountants are employed by 19 state agencies and 20 county agencies.  Positions are located throughout the Commonwealth with approximately 80% located in Dauphin County.

 

Fiscal Officers are employed in 67 counties throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Corporation Tax Officer positions are with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue 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 Resources office of the state or local government agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under ďGovernment/State.Ē

 

Most Accountant positions are located in the Governorís Office of Administration, Executive Offices, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building Ė Room 508B, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-5446, Internetwww.oa.state.pa.us

 

AND

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building Ė Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Internet: www.dpw.state.pa.us, Emailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

Corporation Tax Officer positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Bureau of Human Resources, 1121 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17128; Telephone:  (717) 787-7550, Internetwww.revenue.state.pa.us

 

Local government agencies covered by this announcement include Area Agencies on Aging, County Children and Youth Offices, County Drug and Alcohol Centers, County and City Housing Agencies and County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Offices.

 

TESTING

 

This 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 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Subject Area

 

County Fiscal Officer 1 (LG)

Accountant 2

Corporation Tax Officer 1 

Accountant 2 (LG)

County Fiscal Officer 2 (LG)

County Fiscal Officer 3 (LG

Accountant 3  

 

Accounting

45

45

Accounting Problems

20

20

Auditing

15

15

Effective Expression

15

15

Analyzing Written Material

15

15

Advanced Accounting

_--_

_15_

Totals

110

125

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after six 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 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 on the Commissionís 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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcript.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

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."