TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-182

ISSUED   JANUARY 26, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

FOREST ASSISTANT MANAGER AND PROGRAM SPECIALIST

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Forest Assistant Manager

54412

MA08

2.

Forest Program Specialist

54414

MA08

 

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.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Forest Assistant Managers assist in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating forest program activities designed to manage, protect, and conserve forest resources within an assigned geographical area.  You will meet with government officials, interest groups and the public to explain regulations, policies and procedures.  You will supervise professional, technical, clerical, maintenance, rangers', and trades staffs' program activities involving forest fire protection, forest facilities and road maintenance, forest management, integrated forest pest management, cooperative forest management, forest recreation, and forest mineral management. 

 

Forest Program Specialists develop, implement, evaluate and promote statewide forest programs.  Programs include facilities operation maintenance, forest fire management, integrated forest pest management, forest resource management, forest recreation and safety, cooperative forest resource management, forest planning, silviculture, forest education and information.

 

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 (Both Job Titles)

You must have a valid driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements (Both Job Titles)

Two years of experience as a Forester or Forest Nursery Assistant Manager OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which affords the applicant the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Clarification of Requirements

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 37 filled Forest Assistant Manager positions statewide in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  There are typically 5 vacancies filled annually by DCNR for Forest Assistant Manager.  There are also 6 filled positions in the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  

 

There are 23 filled Forest Program Specialist positions in the DCNR.  There are typically 6 vacancies filled annually by DCNR for Forest Program Specialist.  There are also 3 filled positions in the Pennsylvania Game Commission and 1 filled position in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  

 

Lists created by this test 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 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768, Telephone:  (717) 787-8737, Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us, E-maildcnrjobs@state.pa.us OR the Human Resources Offices of forest district offices, and Pennsylvania State Game Commission offices regarding for information on job opportunities.  See your local telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers.

 

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

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

54412

54414

Forest Management Practices

15

15

Forest Ecology (Principles, Application, and Education)

25

25

Forest Health (Entomology/Pathology)

10

10

Mensurational Facts

10

10

Public Relations

20

20

Reports

10

10

Training

10

10

Supervision

20

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TOTAL

120

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 Commissionís 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 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

 

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

 

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."