You must apply online for these job titles.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-071

ISSUED  JULY 25, 2012

REVISED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Applications Developer 1

01521

ST07

 

 

2.

 

Applications Developer 2

01522

ST08

 

 

3.

 

Senior Applications Developer

01524

MA09

 

 

4.

 

Senior Applications Developer (PUC)

G0152

UT09

 

 

5.

 

Applications Developer Administrator

01525

MA10

 

 

6.

 

Applications Developer Administrator (PUC)

G0153

UT10

 

 

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

 

You will analyze, plan, design, develop, test, debug, maintain, and document computer applications required to meet clients’ needs.  You will complete system documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance of applications and work with clients to redefine system requirements for enhancements or modifications.  Applications Developers 2 and Senior Applications Developers work with greater independence and design and develop more complex computer applications for larger systems.  Applications Developer Administrators perform administrative and advanced consultative work in the analysis, planning, design, programming, and maintenance of complex departmental information technology applications/systems.  Applications Developer Administrators perform managerial/supervisory responsibilities for planning, directing, and scheduling the work of subordinate staff engaged in technical applications development work.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

Applications Developer 1 - One year as an Information Technology Trainee or Computer Programmer 2; OR 1 year of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; OR 3 years of information technology experience that includes 1 year of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Applications Developer 2 - One year as an Applications Developer 1 or Computer Programmer 3; OR 2 years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; OR 4 years of information technology experience that includes 2 years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; OR a bachelor's degree in any information technology field.

 

Senior Applications Developer - One year as an Applications Developer 2 or Computer Programmer 4; OR 3 years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; OR 5 years of information technology experience that includes 3 years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; OR 1 year of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and a bachelor's degree in any information technology field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Applications Developer Administrator - One year as a Senior Applications Developer; OR 4 years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and an associate’s degree in any information technology field; OR 6 years of information technology experience that includes 4 years of experience in applications development or applications maintenance; OR 2 years of information technology experience in applications development or applications maintenance, and a bachelor's degree in any information technology field; 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

 

Over 90% of the positions are located in Dauphin County.  The remaining positions are located throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 Human Resources office of the agency/department where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under “Government/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

 

 

 

 

Subject Area

 

01521

 

01522

01524

G0152

01525

G0153

 

 

Computer Programming

20

20

20

20

 

 

System Design and System Flow

20

20

20

20

 

 

Object-Oriented Techniques

20

20

20

20

 

 

Logic Relationships

20

20

20

20

 

 

Testing Techniques

-

10

10

10

 

 

System Development Life Cycle

-

-

10

10

 

 

Project Management

-

-

-

10

 

 

Supervision

_-_

_-_

_-_

_10_

 

 

Total

80

90

100

120

 

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State 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 these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

You are encouraged to complete the IT Skills Inventory along with your application.  This document allows hiring agencies to fill some jobs with employees who possess a specific knowledge or skill needed by that agency.  Failure to complete this document may result in your name not being included in future certifications for selective criteria.  You are also encouraged to keep this information updated regularly through the online services link as your skills change.  If you have previously completed the IT Skills Inventory, you should complete the latest version.  Complete or update your IT Skills Inventory at www.scsc.state.pa.us.  Log on to “Online Services” and click “IT Skills Inventory.”

 

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.

 

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."