You must submit a) a paper “Application for Employment/Promotion” b) Application Supplement No. 2010-074-1 (attached) and

c) documents verifying your veteran status. 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-074

ISSUED  DECEMBER 29, 2010

REVISED JANUARY 22, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

Veterans Employment Representatives

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

1.

2.

Service-Connected Disabled Veteran

Veterans Employment Representative 1

Veterans Employment Representative 2

 

 

VER1D

VER2D

 

 

ST05

ST06

 

3.

4.

 

Eligible Veteran

Veterans Employment Representative 1

Veterans Employment Representative 2

 

 

06370

06380

 

ST05

ST06

 

5.

6.

Eligible Spouse

Veterans Employment Representative 1

Veterans Employment Representative 2

 

 

VER1S

VER2S

 

ST05

ST06

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

When completing your application, you must first determine which one appropriate veteran status listed above applies to you. Refer to the Priorites in Hiring section to help you determine which veteran status to choose when applying for the exam(s).  Secondly, make sure you apply for the appropriate levels (Representative 1 and/or 2) for which you want to be tested.  You may apply for one or both job titles for your appropriate veteran status.  Refer to the JOB Requirements section to help you determine for which level(s) you are eligible.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

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

 

Veterans Employment Representatives 1 and 2 provide job related information and outreach services to disabled veterans and other veterans to assist them in finding employment.  You will interview veterans, take employment requests from employers (job orders) and refer veterans to employers or other services.

 

Veterans Employment Representatives 2 also promote the employment of veterans through personal visits or formal presentations to companies, businesses, and veterans’ organizations.

 

PRIORITIES IN HIRING

 

Due to federal regulations, priorities in hiring will be granted in the following order:

 

1.

Service-Connected Disabled Veteran - a veteran who is entitled to disability compensation under laws administered by the Veterans Administration or a veteran who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

 

 

2.

Eligible Veteran – a veteran who has other than a dishonorable discharge and has served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days.

 

 

3.

Eligible Spouse - a spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities or a spouse of an active duty veteran forcibly detained or missing in action (MIA) or a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must also be willing to attend training at the National Veterans Training Institute.  This training is approximately 1 week in duration and is usually held in Denver, Colorado.

 

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.

 

Necessary Special Requirement (all job titles except VER1S and VER2S)

Completion of service in a branch of the United States Armed Forces, separated with honorable conditions.

 

Clarification of Necessary Special Requirement for all job titles except VER1S and VER2S

This means you must have served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and have been discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected compensated disability.

 

If you were a member of the Reserves or National Guard and had more than 180 days of active duty (not active duty for training) and were discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or were released from active duty because of a service-connected compensated disability, you also meet this requirement.

 

Clarification of Necessary Special Requirement for VER1S and VER2S - Eligible Spouse

If you are the spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities or a spouse of an active duty veteran forcibly detained or missing in action (MIA) or a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, you also meet the Necessary Special Requirement. 

 

Minimum Requirements

Veterans Employment Representative 1 (VER1D, 06370, VER1S) - Three years of responsible public contact work in veterans’ affairs or employment service work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Veterans Employment Representative 2 (VER2D, 06380, VER2S) - One year as a Veterans Employment Representative 1; OR 5 years of responsible public contact work in veterans’ affairs or employment service work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Minimum 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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Veterans Employment Representative 1 positions and Veterans Employment Representative 2 positions are located at Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry CareerLink offices in counties throughout the Commonwealth.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Offices – State.”

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1418, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA 17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374; Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us.

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

TESTING

 

IMPORTANT:  You must submit documentation supporting your veteran status, as well as an “Application for Employment/Promotion” and Application Supplement 2010-074-1 to be approved prior to your being scheduled for testing.  Application Supplement 2010-074-1, attached at the end of this announcement, lists descriptions of veteran status options and the documentation required to support each option.  See the ‘How to Apply’ section for application information.

 

Submit your completed application, Application Supplement 2010-074-1, and required documents by mail, fax or e-mail to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications - VER

3rd Level, Strawberry Square Complex

320 Market St., P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17108-0569

Fax:  (717) 783-0419

E-mail:  ra-cs-vetpreference@state.pa.us

 

If the documentation supporting your claim of veteran status is approved, you will receive a notice in the mail which includes a scheduled date for testing.  If you are unable to take the test on the date scheduled, you may reschedule.

 

After you have tested, your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the Minimum Requirements of experience and/or training.  If it is found that you do meet the Minimum Requirements, you will receive results of your test in the mail.  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.

 

The multiple choice 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 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

VER 1

VER 2

 

 

Basic Employment Service

10

10

 

 

Functions of Employment Interviewing

25

25

 

 

Job Placement

25

25

 

 

Veterans Affairs Employment Services (Basic)

15

15

 

 

Veterans Affairs Employment Services (Advanced)

 -

10

 

 

Total

75

85

 

 

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 one of these job titles 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

 

Applications for Employment/Promotion, Applicant Supplement No. 2010-074-1, and further information can be obtained from locations listed below.  Copies of the Application for Employment/Promotion and Applicant Supplement No. 2010-074-1 can also be downloaded from the State Civil Service Commission website www.scsc.state.pa.us.

 

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

 

 

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."

 


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT NO. 2010-074-1

 

for

 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPRESENTATIVE 1, 2

 

 

Name:

 

 

Social Security No:

 

 

 

CHECK ONLY ONE Description of veteran status THAT APPLIES TO YOU.

 

 

A

I am a disabled veteran, entitled to disability compensation under the laws administered by the Veterans Administration or a veteran released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.  (Applies to Exam No. 1 and 2.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

I was a member of the Reserves or National Guard and was released from active duty because of a service-connected compensated disability.  (Applies to Exam No. 1 and 2.)

 

 

 

 

 

C

I am a veteran with other than a dishonorable discharge and have served on active duty for more than 180 days.  (Applies to Exam No. 3 and 4.)

 

 

 

 

 

D

I was a member of the Reserves or National Guard and have more than 180 days of active duty (not active duty for training) and have been discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge.  (Applies to Exam No. 3 and 4.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

I am a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran - Option 1; a spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities - Option 2; or a spouse of an active duty veteran forcibly detained or missing in action (MIA) - Option 3.  (Applies to Exam No. 5 and 6.)

 

 

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER

You must submit the required documentation listed below, along with your application and this application supplement, to support the Veteran Status you have selected above.

 

Required Documentation for descriptions listed above:

 

A or B

DD214; and a VA Disability Award Letter or Letter of Disability Certificate

 

 

C or D

DD214

 

 

E

Option 1, Spouse of 100% disabled veteran - DD214; a VA Disability Award Letter or Letter of Disability Certification; and a signed statement from the disabled veteran showing SSN and agreeing to transfer credit to spouse.

 

 

 

Option 2, Spouse of deceased disabled veteran - DD214; a VA Disability Award Letter or Letter of Disability Certification; and Death Certificate

 

 

 

Option 3, Spouse of MIA veteran – DD214 and official notification of spouse forcibly detained or missing in action