You must submit Application Supplement No. 2012-112-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-112

ISSUED  DECEMBER 12, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

LIFEGUARDS AND SUPERVISORS

(SEASONAL POSITIONS)

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

 

Lake Erie Lifeguard

20091

MA01

2.

 

Lake Erie Lifeguard Supervisor

20092

MA01

3.

 

Lifeguard

20094

MA01

4.

 

Lifeguard Supervisor

20095

MA01

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Lake Erie Lifeguards perform public safety work at Presque Isle State Park (Erie County) swimming areas along Lake Erie.  You will patrol and survey the swimming areas to prevent swimmers from endangering themselves or others; enforce swimming regulations; rescue swimmers in distress; search for drowning victims; and administer first aid to the injured.

 

Lake Erie Lifeguard Supervisors direct the activities of the Lake Erie Lifeguards; plan, organize, and assign work; arrange for appropriate training; review work performance; and perform lifeguard functions.

 

Lifeguards perform public safety work at State park swimming areas throughout the Commonwealth.  You will patrol and survey the swimming areas to prevent swimmers from endangering themselves or others; enforce park rules and regulations; rescue swimmers in distress; and perform related maintenance and custodial duties.

 

Lifeguard Supervisors direct the activities of lifeguards at State parks; direct the enforcement of park rules and regulations; arrange work schedules; and perform lifeguard functions.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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 for guidance.

 

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

 

Necessary Special Requirements for all Job Titles

Possession of the valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate; OR a valid YMCA Lifeguard Training Certificate; and possession of a valid American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate; OR any combination of valid certificates in standard first aid, and adult, child and infant CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).

 

Additional Requirements

Lake Erie Lifeguard – Certain positions in this class require possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

Lake Erie Lifeguard Supervisor – Two seasons of experience as a Lake Erie Lifeguard; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.  You must also possess a valid driver’s license.

 

Clarification of Requirements for Lake Erie Lifeguard Supervisor

Experience as a lifeguard at an ocean, Lake Erie, or other large lake with conditions similar to Lake Erie over two swimming seasons (two months in each season) will fulfill the experience requirement.  Three seasons of experience (two months in each season) as a lifeguard in any other setting is acceptable.

 

Lifeguard – There are no additional requirements.

 

Lifeguard Supervisor – Two seasons of experience as a Lifeguard; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

IF YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW, YOU MUST BRING THE REQUIRED LIFEGUARD, FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATES WHICH SHOW EXPIRATION DATES AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT (TYPICALLY MEMORIAL DAY, WHICH IS THE DATE MOST STATE PARKS ARE SCHEDULED TO OPEN FOR SWIMMING).  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CERTIFICATION OF THE SEASON, BUT WILL RECEIVE THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES (NEW OR RENEWED) PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MUST PRESENT A STATEMENT FROM THE TRAINING AGENCY TO THIS EFFECT AT THE TIME OF THE INTERVIEW AND MUST SHOW POSSESSION OF THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE, YOU WILL NOT BE HIRED.  DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES OR COPIES OF THESE CERTIFICATES WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Lake Erie Lifeguard and Lake Erie Lifeguard Supervisor positions will be filled at Presque Isle State Park.  Those Pennsylvania State Parks with swimming pools will fill Lifeguard and Lifeguard Supervisor positions.

 

Weather permitting, unless otherwise posted, public swimming facilities are generally open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except Presque Isle which opens some beaches 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and others noon to 8 p.m.) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  Employees are required to work weekends and any other day of the year, are frequently scheduled to work overtime, and are required to purchase their own swimsuits in a model specified by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

 

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 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8768, 7th Floor, 4th and Market Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us; E-mail:  dcnrjobs@state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

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

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2012-112-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2012-112-1 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."