If you are using the specified 12 college credits to qualify, you must submit a copy of your transcripts with your online or paper application.  (See the “How To Apply” Section.)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-010

ISSUED  JUNE 29, 2011

REVISED JUNE 12, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

STATISTICIANS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Descriptive Statistician 1

00810

ST06

2.

Descriptive Statistician 2

00820

ST07

3.

Statistical Analyst 1

05660

ST06

4.

Statistical Analyst 2

05670

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 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

 

Descriptive Statisticians collect, organize, classify, and summarize quantified data to produce reports for an assigned phase of a major report or special study.  Descriptive Statisticians 2 work with greater independence on more difficult and complex assignments, may function as lead workers, and may direct the work of employees engaged in collecting, classifying, summarizing, and presenting quantified data.

 

Statistical Analysts collect, organize, classify, and analyze quantified and statistical data in projects and special studies.  They develop study plans, determine data needs and statistical techniques to be applied, and prepare reports or studies.  Duties and responsibilities increase in difficulty and complexity at the 2 level.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Descriptive Statistician 1

Two years of experience as a Statistical Assistant; OR 1 year of experience in the collection, compilation, editing and logical interpretation of quantified data and a bachelor's degree; OR a bachelor’s degree that includes or is supplemented by completion of 12 semester hours of coursework in statistical theory and methods or in courses placing major emphasis on the application of statistical methods to specific subject matter fields; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Descriptive Statistician 2

One year as a Descriptive Statistician 1; OR 2 years of experience in the collection, compilation, editing and logical interpretation of quantified data and a bachelor's degree; OR 1 year of experience in the collection, compilation, editing and logical interpretation of quantified data and a bachelor's degree that includes or is supplemented by completion of 12 semester hours of coursework in statistical theory and methods or in courses placing major emphasis on the application of statistical methods to specific subject matter fields; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Statistical Analyst 1

A bachelor's degree in statistics or mathematics, including or supplemented by completion of 12 semester hours of coursework in statistical theory and methods or in courses placing major emphasis on the application of statistical methods to specific subject matter fields; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Statistical Analyst 2

One year as a Statistical Analyst 1; OR 1 year of experience in statistical analysis and a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 12 semester hours of coursework in statistical theory or in courses placing major emphasis on the application of statistical methods to specific subject matter fields.  Appropriate graduate study in statistical theory or methods, mathematics or a related field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are Descriptive Statistician 1 and 2 positions in 9 state agencies.  Most positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in Dauphin County.

 

There are Statistical Analyst 1 and 2 positions in 10 state agencies.  Positions are concentrated in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and Pennsylvania Department of Health.  All are located in Dauphin County.

 

The approximate numbers of appointments and promotions from lists to these job titles are:  Descriptive Statistician 1 (7), Descriptive Statistician 2 (1), Statistical Analyst 1 (4), and Statistical Analyst 2 (5).

 

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

 

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 1447, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374; Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 126, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17120; Telephone:  (717) 547-3183, Text Telephone:  (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-6514; Internetwww.health.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P. O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Human Resources office of the agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under “Government Offices/State.”

 

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:

 

 

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

 

 

Descriptive Statistician 1

Descriptive Statistician 2

 

 

Subject Area

 

Statistical Analyst 1

Statistical Analyst 2

 

 

 

Mathematical Problems

15

 

15

 

 

Basic Statistics

35

 

35

 

 

Charts and Graphs

25

 

25

 

 

Data and Table Interpretation

20

 

20

 

 

Report Preparation

10

 

10

 

 

Data Processing

10

 

10

 

 

Advanced Statistics

_ - _

 

_20_

 

 

Totals

115

 

135

 

 

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 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

 

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

 

If you are using the specified 12 college credits to qualify, 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 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."