TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-160

ISSUED  DECEMBER 15, 2010

REVISED SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PARK MANAGERS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

Park Manager Trainee

 

54310

MA05

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

Park Manager 1

 

54320

MA06

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

Park Manager Trainee - You will participate in on-the-job and formal training programs designed to instruct you on how to direct the operation, maintenance, and recreational activities of a state park.  Initially, you will work with experienced Park Managers.  As you demonstrate proficiency, assignments will increase in scope, variety, and complexity; instructions and the review of the work decrease.  Work is characterized by constant public contact to exchange information and to obtain compliance with park rules and regulations.  After successful completion of 1 year as a Park Manager Trainee, you will be promoted to a Park Manager 1.

 

Park Manager 1 - You will direct the activities of a small state park, including the administration, operation and maintenance of the physical plant, visitor services and safety, and environmental education.  You will be in constant public contact to exchange information and to obtain compliance with park rules and regulations.  Work is assigned in the form of desired goals and objectives and is reviewed upon completion by a professional superior for attainment of goals and objectives, completeness, and quality.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Conditions of Employment

You must be willing to reside on state park grounds when housing is available; to work weekends and holidays; to be “on call” during off-duty hours; and to wear a prescribed uniform.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Park Manager Trainee - A bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or landscape architecture; OR an associate’s degree in parks and recreation, forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or landscape architecture; and 2 years of experience in the administration services, operational services, administration of the maintenance of the physical plant operations, visitor services and safety program, or environmental education services in a park or an outdoor recreational program.

 

Park Manager 1 - Successful completion of the training program for the Park Manager Trainee; OR a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or landscape architecture, and 1 year of experience in managing an officially recognized state park or national recreation site.

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

Park Manager Trainee - Under the bachelor’s degree option above, 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 before you start work.

 

Under the associate’s degree option above, you may take the test if you have completed 45 or more credit hours and expect to receive an associate’s degree within the next 7 months and you have the required experience.  You must provide proof of your degree before you start work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Jobs exist in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at state parks throughout the Commonwealth; in the central office in Harrisburg (Dauphin County), and in the four regional offices (located in Bedford, Bucks, Butler, and Cameron counties).

 

Some of the jobs to be filled will be “seasonal” in nature lasting fewer than 9 months in duration.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737, Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources, Emaildcnrjobs@pa.gov

 

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 which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Question

 

 

 

Park Operations

25

 

 

Goals and Objectives of Outdoor Recreation

15

 

 

Computer Operations

10

 

 

Basic Mathematics

10

 

 

Reading Comprehension

10

 

 

Judgment in Work-Related Situations

15

 

 

Public Relations and Presentations

20

 

 

Written Communications

_15_

 

 

Total

120

 

 

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 test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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."