You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-134-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-134

ISSUED   AUGUST 25, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

GEOLOGIC SPECIALIST

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Geologic Specialist

14921

ST07

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will collect and interpret various geologic/hydrogeologic data and technical materials regarding the protection of the environment, and public health and safety.  You also will develop or conduct studies and investigations; review and evaluate permit applications, plans and reports; participate in the design of subsurface projects to remediate contaminated industrial sites, reclaim mine sites or construct flood protection structures; or provide geologic support and analyses for bridge and highway engineering.

 

Some employees may lead lower-level environmental specialists and trainees in on-site inspections and investigations and provide training on basic geologic principles and sample collection techniques.  Work is usually reviewed by a professional geologist for technical adequacy and by a professional supervisor for completeness, overall quality and attainment of objectives.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

One year as a Geologic Trainee; OR 1 year of experience in professional geologic work, and a bachelor’s degree in geology or a closely related field including or supplemented by 30 credit hours in geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology or other appropriate geology courses.  A graduate degree in geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience; OR possession of a license as a professional geologist issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 54 filled Geologic Specialist positions in the Commonwealth (48 in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and 6 in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).  These positions are located in the following counties:

 

DEP:  Allegheny, Cambria, Centre, Crawford, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, and Washington

 

PennDOT:  Allegheny, Clearfield, Dauphin, Fayette, and Indiana

 

Lists created by this test 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:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Bureau of Human Resources

5th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building

Harrisburg, PA  17101-3156

Telephone:  (717) 787-6887

Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

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 “Notice of Examination Results.”  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 and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-134-1 online 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. 2010-134-1 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."