You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-125-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-125

ISSUED  JULY 28, 2010

REVISED DECEMBER 26, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

VOCATIONAL TEACHERS, CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Positions are full-time and part-time.  Most part-time employees work evening hours.  All positions are on the ED pay scale. For further salary information contact the Department of Corrections or the institution where you wish to work.

 

Exam No.

Job Titles

Job Codes

BUILDING TRADES/CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONS TEACHER–CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

1.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

2401A

2.

Building Trades/Custodial Maintenance and Repair

2401B

3.

Construction Cluster/Building Trades

2401C

4.

Carpentry

2401D

5.

Masonry

2401F

6.

Landscape Design/Horticulture

2401G

7.

Plumbing and Heating

2401H

 

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE/REPAIR OCCUPATIONS TEACHER-CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

8.

Auto Body Repair

2402A

9.

Auto Mechanics/Inspection/Technology

2402B

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SKILLS OCCUPATIONS TEACHER-CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

10.

Electronics

2404A

11.

Electricity

2404B

 

 

 

MECHANICAL TRADES OCCUPATIONS TEACHER-CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

12.

Commercial Arts/Printing/Photography

2405C

 

 

 

METAL WORKING OCCUPATIONS TEACHER-CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

13.

Welding

2406B

 

 

 

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS TEACHER-CORRECTION EDUCATION

 

 

 

14.

Optical Assistant/Eye Glass Preparation

2407C

15.

Home Economics

2407D

16.

Restaurant Trades

2407H

17.

Warehouse Operations/Materiel Handling

2407I 

 

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

 

You will be responsible for developing and adapting curriculum, course outlines, lesson plans, and instructional methodology in teaching vocational education courses in a specialized occupation area for inmates at a state correctional facility.  Work involves separating known trade or vocational skills into teaching units to provide organized individual and group instruction to inmates.  Duties include diagnosing and evaluating inmate potential, achievement, and progress by administering standardized and teacher constructed tests and grading inmate progress.  Work involves responsibility to monitor inmate behavior and maintain an effective learning environment in the classroom and shop area, maintain security of instructional materials, and complete records, reports, and forms related to the operation of classes and the evaluation of inmate performance.

 

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.

 

You must pass a background investigation.

 

After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.

 

After being hired, you must attend and complete a 3 week basic training program at the Department of Corrections' Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, which is located in Lancaster County.

 

Minimum Requirements

Education equivalent to high school graduation and 2 years wage earning experience beyond the completed apprenticeship period in the specified trade;

 

OR

 

If there is no approved apprenticeship period for the specified trade, education equivalent to high school graduation and 3 years of wage earning experience in the specified trade.

 

The following is a list of the number of years required to complete the Apprenticeship Period for the specified trades:

 

 

 

Class Code

 

 

Class Title

Length of

Apprenticeship Period

(Years)

 

 

 

2401A

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

3

2401B

Building Trades/Custodial Maintenance and Repair

2

2401C

Construction Cluster/Building Trades

2

2401D

Carpentry

3

2401F

Masonry

2

2401G

Landscape Design/Horticulture

2

2401H

Plumbing and Heating

3

2402A

Auto Body Repair

3

2402B

Auto Mechanics/Inspection/Technology

3

2404A

Electronics

3

2404B

Electricity (Electrician)

3

2405C

Commercial Arts/Printing/Photography

3

2406B

Welding

3

2407C

Optical Assistant/Eye Glass Preparation

3

2407D

Home Economics

None

2407H

Restaurant Trades

3

2407I

Warehouse Operations/Materiel Handling

None

 

NOTE:

If hired, you will be required to obtain a Pennsylvania Department of Education Vocational Certificate.  Specific requirements for obtaining this certificate will be explained to you at time of interview by the Department of Corrections.

 

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

 

All positions are with the Department of Corrections.  Not all job titles are at each institution.

 

Lists created by this these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Positions are located in State Correctional Institutions and facilities throughout the Commonwealth.  For a complete listing of institutions, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website at www.cor.state.pa.us and choose “Institutions” from the menu.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA  17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357, Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us, Emailra-docjobs@pa.gov OR the Human Resource office of the State Correctional/facility where you are interested in working.

 

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. 2010-125-1 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. 2010-125-1 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."