TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-047

ISSUED  JULY 11, 2012

REVISED MAY 1, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

For

 

FACILITY REIMBURSEMENT AND GUARDIAN OFFICERS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Facility Reimbursement Officer 1

08610

ST06

 

 

2.

 

Facility Reimbursement Officer 2

08620

ST07

 

 

3.

 

Facility Guardian Officer

40200

ST07

 

 

4.

 

Facility Reimbursement Technician

70230

ST05

 

 

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. ß7103) 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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Facility Reimbursement Officers assign, receive, and evaluate work performed by Facility Reimbursement Technicians.  They maintain accounts receivable ledgers and provide testimony relative to liability assessments, delinquent accounts, and write-off requests at court proceedings.

 

Facility Guardian Officers counsel individuals in state hospitals or state centers concerning money management, and develop plans for administering funds.  Work involves acting as an advocate for these individuals in financial matters and benefit programs.  Work also includes supervising a small staff who record, review, process, and control fiscal records pertaining to the personal funds and benefit accounts of these individuals.

 

Facility Reimbursement Technicians investigate and determine assets of individuals in state hospitals or state centers.  This includes identifying additional sources of income and financial liability for the care of these individuals.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are 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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Facility Reimbursement Officer 1 - One year of experience as a Facility Reimbursement Technician; OR 2 years of experience involving public contact work in office management which included billing and collection of accounts or debts in a healthcare facility; and completion of 2 years of college level work with major coursework in business administration, finance, accounting, or healthcare management; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Facility Reimbursement Officer 2 - One year as a Facility Reimbursement Officer 1; OR 2 years as a Facility Reimbursement Technician; OR 3 years of experience involving public contact work in office management which included the billing and collection of accounts or debts in a healthcare facility; and completion of two years of college level work with major coursework in business administration, finance, accounting, or healthcare management; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Facility Guardian Officer - Four years of bookkeeping experience and 1 year of experience in financial planning or management of individual accounts; OR 2 years of bookkeeping experience and 1 year of experience in financial planning or management of individual accounts, and an associateís degree in business administration or accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 1 year of financial planning or management of individual accounts.

 

Facility Reimbursement Technician - Three years of experience involving responsible public contact work, including 1 year of work in the collection of accounts or debts; 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

 

Filled positions are located statewide in state hospitals and state centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and veterans centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare employs all four job titles, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs employs only Fiscal Reimbursement Officer 1 positions.  There are approximately 9 appointments and promotions made annually from lists for these job titles.

 

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

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Service Center, Building S-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA  17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993, Internetwww.dmva.state.pa.usEmailra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov

 

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

 

 

 

Reimbursement

Reimbursement

Guardian

 

 

Subject Areas

Technician

Officer 1 & 2

Officer

 

 

 

Interviewing Techniques

20

20

--

 

 

Accounting Principles

25

25

25

 

 

Reading Comprehension

20

20

20

 

 

Analyzing Numerical Data

15

15

15

 

 

Financial Reports and Planning

25

25

25

 

 

Office Management

--

15

15

 

 

Report Writing

--

--

10

 

 

Fiscal Concepts

_--_

_--_

_10_

 

 

Total

105

120

120

 

 

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

 

Complete your application on the Commissionís 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

 

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."