You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-124-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-124

ISSUED  MAY 19, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Real Estate Appraiser

17161

ST06

2.

Real Estate Appraisal Reviewer

17171

ST07

3.

Chief Real Estate Appraiser

17181

ST07

 

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 MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 7, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Real Estate Appraisers perform technical appraisal work in securing legal rights-of-way or acquiring real estate for other public purposes.  They appraise condemned properties and residential, commercial, agricultural and special purpose properties using the three approaches common to real estate appraisals, i.e., cost, market and income.

 

Real Estate Appraisal Reviewers check the work of lower level appraisers for appropriateness of procedure and compliance to agency guidelines and state and federal rules and regulations; provide technical advice to legal staff, and may serve as expert witnesses.

 

Chief Real Estate Appraisers supervise a staff of appraisers engaged in the above activities.  They interview and recommend employee selection; plan, organize and assign work; review completed work; evaluate employee performance; handle work related employee problems; and assist lower level appraisers in handling the more difficult work assignments.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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 Requirements

 

Real Estate Appraiser (17161)

Possession of a residential real estate appraiser certification, broker appraiser certification or general real estate appraiser certification as required by Act 1996-71 of the Laws of Pennsylvania.  A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

 

Real Estate Appraisal Reviewer (17171)

Possession of a general real estate appraiser certification as required by Act 1996-71 of the Laws of Pennsylvania.  Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

 

Chief Real Estate Appraiser (17181)

Possession of a general real estate appraiser certification as required by Act 1996-71 of the Laws of Pennsylvania.  Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

 

Real estate certifications must be current both at the time of application and at the time of hire.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Real Estate Appraiser (17161)

Two years of experience in technical real estate appraisal work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Real Estate Appraisal Reviewer (17171)

One year as a Real Estate Appraiser; OR 3 years of experience in technical real estate appraisal work.

 

Chief Real Estate Appraiser (17181)

One year as a Real Estate Appraiser; OR 3 years of experience in technical real estate appraisal work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience on a year for year basis.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation anticipates at least 2 vacancies for Real Estate Appraisers and 1 vacancy for a Chief Real Estate Appraiser throughout the state. 

 

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

 

In the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, employment preference may be given to residents of the counties within the Engineering District where job openings occur.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the Engineering District where job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor

Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 2357

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internetwww.dep.state.pa.us

PA Department of Transportation

Bureau of Human Resources

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street – 5th Floor

P.O. Box 3789

Harrisburg, PA  17120-3789

Telephone:  (717) 787-6887

Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Personnel offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering Districts listed below:

 

District

Engineering Office

 

Counties within each District

Allentown

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

Clearfield

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

Dunmore

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Franklin

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

Harrisburg

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

Hollidaysburg

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

Indiana

Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

King of Prussia

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Montoursville

Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder,

 

Sullivan, Tioga, Union

Pittsburgh

Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Uniontown

Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

 

Telephone numbers for district offices are listed in local telephone directories under “Government Offices – State” and at www.dot.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

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

 

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.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 3 months from the date of your “Notice of Examination Results.”  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-124-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2010-124-1 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."