You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your online or paper application.  (See "How to Apply")

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-141

ISSUED   OCTOBER 6, 2010

REVISED  JANUARY 15, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Environmental Education Specialist

54800

ST06

 

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

 

You will develop, coordinate, and implement environmental and park education and recreation programs.  You will serve as a naturalist, educator, and resource person for educational institutions, government agencies, civic organizations, and the community at large.  The majority of positions at this level are seasonal in nature.  Some employees work from March through November in a state park setting providing programming for park visitors and school students; others work from September through June in environmental education centers or in a state park.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to work at night, on weekends, and irregular hours and wear a prescribed uniform.  You will also be required to attend an Environmental Education, Interpretation and Recreation Workshop in May or June, potentially requiring travel and 5 days/4 nights residence at the site.

 

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.

 

Conditions of Employment

As a condition of employment, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will require you, at the time of hiring, to submit to the Pennsylvania State Police, a request for a Pennsylvania Criminal History Record and to submit to the Department of Public Welfare a request for a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Check.  You will also be required to agree to release these reports to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promptly after receiving them.  If you provide these reports at the time of hiring, you will not be required to obtain new reports as long as the reports you have provided were issued within the preceding one-year period.

 

Minimum Requirements

Environmental Education Specialist Ė A bachelorís degree in environmental education, education, the natural sciences, social sciences, or parks and recreation; 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.

 

You may take the test if you have completed 90 or more credit hours and expect to receive a bachelor's degree within the next 7 months.  You must provide proof of your degree before you start work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located at selected state parks and Environmental Education Centers, Regional Offices, and the Central Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources typically fills 7 to 10 Environmental Education Specialist seasonal positions, and 1 Environmental Education Specialist full-time position each year.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, resignations and so forth.

 

The State Park locations listed below employ Environmental Education Specialists in both seasonal and/or full-time positions:

 

COUNTY

STATE PARK

COUNTY

STATE PARK

Allegheny

Point State Park

Elk

Elk County Visitor Center, Benezette

Beaver

Raccoon Creek

Erie

Presque Isle

Bedford

Blue Knob

Fayette

Ohiopyle

Bedford

State Parks Region 3 Office

Fulton

Cowans Gap

Berks

French Creek

Huntingdon

Greenwood Furnance

Berks

Nolde Forest EE Center

Indiana

Yellow Creek

Blair

Canoe Creek

Jefferson

Clear Creek

Bucks

Delaware Canal

Lackawanna

Lackawanna

Bucks

Nockamixon

Luzerne

Frances Slocum

Bucks

State Parks Region 4 Office

Luzerne

Nescopeck

Bucks

Tyler

Luzerne

Ricketts Glen

Butler

Jennings EE Center

Lycoming

Little Pine

Butler

Moraine/McConnells Mill

Montgomery

Evansburg

Butler

State Parks Region 2 Office

Northampton

Jacobsburg EE Center

Cambria

Prince Gallitzin

Perry

Little Buffalo

Cameron

State Parks Region1 Office

Pike

Promised Land

Cameron

Sinnemahoning

Potter

Lyman Run

Cameron

Sizerville

Potter/Clinton

Ole Bull/Kettle Creek

Carbon

Hickory Run/Lehigh Gorge

Schuylkill

Tuscarora/Locust Lake

Centre

Bald Eagle

Somerset

Laurel Hill

Centre

Black Moshannon

Sullivan

Worlds End

Clarion

Cook Forest

Tioga

Leonard Harrison

Clearfield

Parker Dam

Union

R.B. Winter

Crawford

Pymatuning

Warren

Chapman

Cumberland

Kings Gap EE Center

Westmoreland

Keystone

Cumberland

Pine Grove Furnance

York

Codorus

Elk

Bendigo

York

Gifford Pinchot

 

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 Ė 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources; E-maildcnrjobs@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 2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Ecology-Education Methods

20

 

 

Environmental-Ecological Principles,

   Applications, & Interactions

40

 

 

Written Communication/Effective Expression

15

 

 

Public Relations

15

 

 

TOTAL

90

 

 

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 this job title 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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to

RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

If you are in your final year of study, you must submit a listing of the courses/credits that you expect to complete prior to graduation.

 

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."