You must submit a copy of your transcript at the time of application. (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-023

ISSUED  JUNE 30, 2010

REVISED JULY 31, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

FISCAL OCCUPATIONS

 

Exam

No,

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Ranges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Government

 

 

 

1.

Fiscal Assistant

L0360

*

 

2.

Fiscal Technician

L0380

*

 

3.

Fiscal Technician - Supervisory

L0381

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Government

 

 

 

4.

Fiscal Assistant

00710

ST04

 

5.

Fiscal Technician

00720

ST05

 

6.

Fiscal Technician - Supervisory

00730

ST05

 

7.

Corporation Tax Account Technician

03731

ST05

 

8.

Unemployment Compensation Tax Technician Trainee

06703

ST04

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Fiscal Assistants perform bookkeeping duties in recording, reviewing and processing financial records and documents.

 

Fiscal Technicians perform advanced bookkeeping duties, examining financial records for propriety and conformance to established procedures.

 

Fiscal Technicians - Supervisory perform advanced bookkeeping duties and also supervise the work of employees engaged in bookkeeping or clerical fiscal duties.

 

Corporation Tax Account Technicians perform specialized bookkeeping duties in the maintenance, examination and analysis of corporation tax accounts.

 

Unemployment Compensation Tax Technician Trainees perform trainee level technical work in determining tax liability under the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law and in maintaining employer unemployment tax accounts.

 

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

 

Fiscal Assistant (Local and State) - Two years of experience performing bookkeeping or clerical accounting work; OR an associate’s degree in accounting or business administration including or supplemented by 6 credit hours in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Fiscal Technician/Fiscal Technician – Supervisory (Local and State) - One year as a Fiscal Assistant; OR 3 years of work involving the maintenance of fiscal or financial records, including 1 year of responsible work which involves the application of accounting or fiscal principles and practices and graduation from high school; OR 1 year of experience in maintaining and reviewing fiscal records and an associate degree in accounting or business administration; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Corporation Tax Account Technician - Two years of bookkeeping experience involving accounts payable and/or accounts receivable; OR 2 years of experience in the review of tax documents and 6 credit hours in accounting; OR 1 year of bookkeeping experience and 6 credit hours in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 6 credit hours in accounting.

 

Unemployment Compensation Tax Technician Trainee - Two years of bookkeeping experience in the maintenance of fiscal or financial records; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

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

 

Fiscal Assistants, Fiscal Technicians and Fiscal Technicians - Supervisory are employed by most state agencies, housing authorities located throughout the state, and several local government agencies.  Most state positions are located in Dauphin County.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities in state government, contact the Human Resources office of the state agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under “Government/State.”

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities with housing authorities or local government, contact the Human Resources office of the agency where you are interested in working.  Local government agencies covered by this announcement include county programs listed in the telephone directory under “Government/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.

 

There are no local government or housing authority positions in Philadelphia and no housing authority positions in Pittsburgh.

 

Employment preference with local government and housing authorities may be given to residents of the city or county in which the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference with local government and housing authorities may be given to employees who work in the city or county in which the jobs are located.

 

Employment preference will be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with Area Agency on Aging Offices.

 

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:

 

 

Number of Questions by Job Title

 

 

 

 Subject Areas

Fiscal Assistant

Unemployment Compensation

Tax Technician Trainee

Fiscal Technician

Corporation Tax

Account Technician

 

Fiscal Technician-

Supervisory

 

Financial Arithmetic

40

40

40

Financial Methods

40

40

40

Basic Accounting Principles and Practices

--

20

20

Supervision

_--_

_--_

_15_

Total

80

100

115

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test will also 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 Unit; Telephone ((Voice) (717 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 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 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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  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

 

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."