You must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.  See the “How to Apply” section for further information on sending transcripts.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-101

ISSUED   JUNE 16, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

GEOLOGIC TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Geologic Trainee

14900

ST06

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 9, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in a 12 month on-the-job training program designed to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities in geology or hydrogeology.  You will study geological formations and mineral resources for the purpose of charting, preserving, developing, utilizing and/or environmentally protecting these resources.

 

If you successfully complete the training program, you will be promoted to a Geologic Specialist or Geologic Scientist, DCNR with an appropriate 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 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

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.

 

You must submit your college transcripts or a comparable listing of courses, which includes the name of the college attended, to support your claim of courses completed.

 

You may take the test if you have completed 90 or more credit hours and expect to receive a bachelor's degree within the next 7 months.  You must provide proof of your degree and the specific required coursework before you start work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The majority of positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with a few positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  Typically 5-10 positions are filled 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:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of

Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021;

Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,

Bureau of Human Resources, 7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office

Building, P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:

(717) 787-8737; Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human

Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Keystone Bldg., Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

 

TESTING

 

The Geologic Trainee 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 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Geology

30

Maps and Graphs

25

Reading Comprehension

15

Report Writing

15

Interpersonal Relationships

15

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 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 "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application is 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.

 

This list will replace any previous lists.

 

This test and scoring procedure are different from previous tests for this Job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on this test.

 

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

 

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.

 

If you are in your final year of study, you must submit a listing of the courses/credits that you expect to complete prior to graduation.

 

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."