TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-069

ISSUED  JUNE 29, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Transportation Construction Manager 1

10640

MA07

2.

Transportation Construction Manager 2

10650

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 MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY MARCH 29, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will supervise the inspection of materials and workmanship of bridge and road construction and rehabilitation projects; or perform managerial and consultative work on projects.  Work requires interpreting contract requirements through analysis of construction plans and specifications; applying various testing and inspection techniques; planning, organizing, and assigning work of subordinate inspectors; reviewing work performance; reviewing and answering grievances; handling public requests and complaints concerning projects; verifying safety requirement compliance of job sites and evaluating contractor compliance with performance specifications.  Work at the Manager 2 level is more complex and requires greater independence.  Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather, on hazardous terrain, and in hazardous situations.

 

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 a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Minimum Requirements

Transportation Construction Manager 1 – One year of experience as a Transportation Construction Inspector Supervisor; OR four years of experience in construction inspection, including one year in a supervisory capacity.  An associate’s degree in an engineering or closely related technology may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Transportation Construction Manager 2 – One year of experience as a Transportation Construction Manager 1; OR five years of experience in construction inspection, three of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.  An associate’s degree in an engineering or closely related technology may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements for Both Job Titles

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All jobs are in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with approximately 88 Transportation Construction Manager 1 positions and 53 Transportation Construction Manager 2 positions filled in Engineering Districts throughout the state and in the central office in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. 

 

Current telephone numbers of the District Engineering Offices are in the local telephone directories listed under “Government Offices – State.”

 

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

 

Employment preference may be given to residents who live in the Engineering Districts where jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the Engineering Districts where job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3156, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3156; Telephone:  (717) 787-6887; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

The written 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 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of

Questions

Construction Methods (Highways, Bridges and Related Structures)

25

Construction Inspection (Highways, Bridges and Related Structures)

20

Construction Materials (Characteristics, Use, Inspection, Testing)

20

Computing Construction Quantities and Cost

10

Interpreting Plans, Specifications and Related Materials

15

Effective Relationships

15

Supervision

_20_

Total

125

 

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

 

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."