TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-923

ISSUED   APRIL 27, 2007

REVISED  DECEMBER 11, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

CIVIL ENGINEER MANAGER AND CONSULTANT (BRIDGES)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Civil Engineer Manager, Bridges

1115B

MA09

2.

Civil Engineer Consultant, Bridges

1116B

MA09

3.

Civil Engineer Consultant, Bridges

(Public Utility Commission)

G0116

UT09

 

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. 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

 

As a Civil Engineer Manager you will be responsible for the management and supervision of professional engineering activities associated with the design, engineering computation, construction, fabrication, rehabilitation, inspection or maintenance of highway bridges and related structures.  As a Civil Engineer Consultant you will perform high order analytical, developmental, and evaluative professional engineering work of a non-supervisory nature in the areas of highway bridges and related structures.  The job titles are assigned to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

 

In any of the positions, you may coordinate and direct design activities; supervise the development of plans prepared by consultant engineers; direct the preparation of cost estimates, job and material specifications and detailed working drawings; monitor construction activities; resolve problems associated with proposed location and design changes; monitor and direct bridge inspection activities; perform or direct bridge engineering computation activities; evaluate the desirability of adopting new technology; or develop new engineering standards.  You may also be involved in an ongoing statewide bridge inspection and maintenance program.

 

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.

 

Condition of Employment

Certain positions will require a valid driverís license.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid Professional Engineer License issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

NOTE:  Candidates with an out-of-state Professional Engineer License will be required to produce a valid Professional Engineer License issued by Pennsylvania within their initial 6 month probationary period.

 

Minimum Requirement for All Job Titles

Four years of professional civil engineering experience which includes three years in bridge engineering.

 

Additional Requirement for Civil Engineer Manager (Bridges) only

The bridge engineering experience must have included one year of directing the work of civil engineers.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Consultant jobs are in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in Harrisburg (Dauphin County).  Manager and Consultant jobs are in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in central headquarters in Harrisburg (Dauphin County) OR the Engineering District Offices throughout the state.

 

Opportunities for employment or promotion may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.  To increase your job opportunities, you are strongly encouraged to apply for all three job titles, if you meet the requirements.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

Public Utility Commission, Human Resources Office, 400 North Street, Keystone Building Ė 3rd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone:  (717) 787-8714; Internetwww.puc.state.pa.us

 

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 4 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Points

 

 

 

General Bridge Engineering Concepts

20

22

 

 

Structural Analysis

10

18

 

 

Steel Design

10

18

 

 

Prestressed and Reinforced Concrete

15

23

 

 

Inspection

  5

  7

 

 

Foundations and Substructure Design

15

25

 

 

Hydrology and Hydraulics

  5

  7

 

 

Total

80

120

 

 

*Of the 80 questions in the test, 60 are worth 1 point each and 20 are worth 3 points each.

 

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

 

The test also will 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 Commissionís 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 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

 

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."