You must submit documentation from the agency which provided your training in an orientation and mobility program OR a transcript from your college or university OR a list of completed coursework with your online or paper application. 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-016

ISSUED  MAY 19, 2010

REVISED JANUARY 22, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY INSTRUCTOR

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Orientation and Mobility Instructor

44920

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will provide orientation and mobility training for persons with visual disabilities, including evaluating clients to determine their travel requirements and preparing and providing programs of instruction to develop clients’ ability to travel independently.  You will recommend services to assist clients in selecting, preparing for and obtaining training which will lead to satisfactory personal and social adjustment.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of an approved orientation and mobility program which includes study in such areas as the history of orientation and mobility, the psychological effects of blindness, identification of common eye diseases, sensory devices and travel techniques and a practicum in orientation and mobility.

 

You must submit documentation from the agency which provided your training in an orientation and mobility program OR a transcript from your college or university OR a list of completed coursework.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in offices of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in Allegheny, Blair, Dauphin, Erie, Luzerne and Philadelphia counties.  Approximately 2 appointments and promotions from lists are made annually.

 

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 the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1418, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA 17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374; Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us; OR the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, 909 Green Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17102, Telephone:  (717) 787-6176.

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum requirement.  If you meet the minimum requirement you will receive a score.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

If you are found ineligible and subsequently obtain proof of your credentials, you may resubmit an application with the qualifying information.  A new application is required. 

 

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 Avenue, 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."