TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2005-558

REVISED  APRIL 14, 2006

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ANTHRACITE UNDERGROUND MINE INSPECTOR

 

Exam

 

Job

Pay Schedule

No.

Job Title

Code

and Range

1.

Anthracite Underground Mine Inspector

71680

ST08

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform technical inspection work in the enforcement of state underground mine laws in anthracite underground mines and have the discretionary authority to order the withdrawal of mine employees if there is the threat of imminent physical danger and close mines until conditions are corrected.  You will promote compliance with safety laws and regulations and provide technical advice in a variety of safety matters.  This work involves an element of physical danger when inspecting mines or directing mine rescue operations.  You will also perform readings of dangerous gases, check ventilation and measure velocity of air in mines, as well as, prepare reports and recommendations to correct or prevent unsound mining practices.

 

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

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Ten years of experience in underground anthracite coal mines, with five years immediately preceding the examination being in the underground anthracite coal mines of Pennsylvania; and graduation from high school or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Candidates must have practical experience with explosive gas or other dangerous gases found in coal mines.

 

NOTE:

The phrase in the “Minimum Requirements” which states "...immediately preceding the examination..." will be interpreted to mean up to 24 months preceding the examination.  Thus, 5 years of experience in Pennsylvania anthracite coal mines occurring anytime within the 7 year period preceding the examination will be acceptable as meeting this requirement.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the non-Pennsylvania mining required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently five filled positions located in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal areas in Columbia, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Sullivan counties.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internetwww.dep.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

The 2 1/2 hour test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

PA Anthracite Mining Law

60

Mining Operations

20

Inspection and Investigation

10

Effective Working Relationships

_10_

Total

100

 

The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Civil Service Commission Offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test will also 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 this job 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

 

 

 

Internet:  www.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.