You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-185-1 and a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-185

ISSUED  DECEMBER 15, 2010

REVISED JUNE 19, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS TEACHER – CORRECTION EDUCATION

 (FULL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS)

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Title

Job

Code

 

 

 

1.

 

Business Occupations Teacher – Correction Education (Business Education)

2403A

 

 

Positions are either full-time (37.5 hour work week) or part-time.  Compensation for part-time employment is $23.41 per hour.  Most part-time employees work evening hours.  For additional information on part-time positions contact the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (see “Job Opportunities”).

 

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 teach courses in business education to inmates at a state correctional institution.  Work involves developing and adapting curricula, course outlines, lesson plans, and instructional methods; diagnosing and evaluating inmate potential, achievement, and progress; and grading inmate progress in both theory and occupational competency.

 

JOB 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.

 

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.

 

You must pass a background investigation.

 

After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.

 

After being hired, you must attend and complete a three week basic training program at the Department of Corrections Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, which is located in Lancaster County.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in business education, office technologies, secretarial sciences, or a related business education field which includes successful completion of a teaching practicum approved by the degree-granting institution; OR a bachelor’s degree in business, office technologies, secretarial sciences, or a related business field and two years of professional classroom or formal training, instruction or teaching experience.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All of these jobs are located at State Correctional Institutions throughout the Commonwealth.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections typically makes 1 to 3 appointments and promotions from lists annually.  Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the

 

Human Resources office of the State Correctional Institution where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under “Government/State.”

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania  17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357, Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us  Emailra-docjobs@pa.gov

 

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 you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-185-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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

 

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, Application Supplement No. 2010-185-1 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."