TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER   2003-319

REVISED  JULY 1, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS CONSTRUCTION

INSPECTORS AND SUPERVISORS

 

(Seasonal and Full-Time Positions)

 

Exam.

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Environmental Projects Construction Inspector

10020

ST05

2.

Environmental Projects Construction Inspector Supervisor

10030

ST06

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Environmental Projects Construction Inspectors are responsible for the inspection of materials and workmanship on a wide range of construction such as park buildings, roads and bridges, dams, treatment plants, mine reclamation projects and flood control facilities located throughout the Commonwealth.  They interpret contract requirements contained in specifications, engineering plans and drawings and apply standard inspection and testing techniques to assure that construction meets requirements. 

 

Environmental Projects Construction Inspector Supervisors are responsible for the training and supervision of inspectors, develop work plans, assignments, and resolve non-engineering problems on work sites. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job 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 have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements

Environmental Projects Construction Inspector – Two years of construction inspection experience on heavy construction projects such as dams, flood control projects, mine reclamation projects, treatment plants, hazardous waste projects, airports, highways, or utility installation; OR an Associate Degree in Building Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Environmental Projects Construction Inspector Supervisor – Two years as an Environmental Projects Construction Inspector; OR two years of construction inspection experience on heavy construction projects such as dams, flood control projects, mine reclamation projects, treatment plants, hazardous waste projects, airports, highways or utility installations, AND an Associate Degree in Building Construction Technology, Survey Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, or a closely related field; OR four years of construction inspection experience on heavy construction projects such as dams, flood control projects, mine reclamation projects, treatment plants, hazardous waste projects, airports, highways or utility installation; OR an equivalent combination or experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 43 filled Environmental Projects Construction Inspectors in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection.  Some positions are filled on a seasonal basis and work is performed during fair weather months, usually April to November, at construction sites statewide.  There are 7 filled Environmental Project Construction Inspector Supervisor positions in the Department of Environmental Protection.  Four Environmental Projects Construction Inspector vacancies are expected during the next year, 2 of which may be permanent, full-time positions.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Bldg., P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17105-2537; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021;

Internetwww.dep.state.pa.us/employment

 

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, 7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Bldg., P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internetwww.dcnr.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 3 hours to complete the test.

 

The test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

10020

10030

General Mathematics

20

20

Drawing Interpretation

30

30

Surveying

15

15

Construction Inspection (Methods and Materials)

35

35

Supervision

___

10

Total

100

110

 

The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh 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 jobs 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

 

1.   Harrisburg/Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Testing

 

To be scheduled for one of these locations, apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR submit your completed paper application to the office where you wish to be tested.

 

2.   Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton Testing

 

To be scheduled for one of these locations, apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

Bureau of Information Technology Systems

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 Office 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."