TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-041

ISSUED   MAY 5, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Operator Trainee

97281

ST03

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in classroom and on-the-job training programs designed to develop competencies and skill in the operation of wastewater (sewage) treatment plants.  Trainees work under the direction of a licensed operator and assist with maintenance, inspection and general operation of the treatment plant.  These positions are located at State Parks and Public Welfare facilities throughout the state.

 

Successful completion of the training program requires passing the certification exam within the probationary period for the class and type of treatment system used at your facility.  If you obtain the appropriate license, you will be promoted to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator with an increase in salary.

 

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 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

Six months experience in building maintenance or trades work.

 

Clarification of Requirements

There is no substitution for the six months required experience.

 

Post Employment Requirement

Employees must obtain a valid wastewater operatorís certificate, or an Operator in Training designation, for the class and type of plant operated, as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater System Operators.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and are located at State Parks throughout the Commonwealth.

 

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: 

 

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Bureau of Human Resources

P.O. Box 8768

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768

Telephone:  (717) 787-8737

Fax:  (717) 783-0220

Internetdcnrjobs@state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

The written, multiple choice test will be administered on a computer OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us.

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Following Oral Instructions

20

Effective Working Relationships

20

Wastewater Math

20

Reading and Interpreting Written Material

20

Identification and Use of Tools

20

Total

100

 

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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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

 

 

 

 

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."