COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

 

LOCALIZED TESTING

Announcement No.: 2013-087

Issued:  October 15, 2013

 

for

DENTAL ASSISTANT

in the

 

 

Hamburg Center

 (Hamburg, PA)

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Starting

Salary

1.

Dental Assistant

33910

$27,149

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 28, 2013

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

There is currently one full-time vacant position.  The list resulting from this examination will be used to fill this vacancy and to meet future needs as they occur.

 

 NATURE OF WORK

 

You will be responsible for assisting in a dental clinic by maintaining records and dental equipment and supplies; scheduling and maintaining appointment lists; performing clerical duties; performing minor dental laboratory procedures, such as assisting in the construction of dentures and models of the teeth and mouth; managing housekeeping details; and performing other minor dental laboratory procedures which can be learned through experience on the job. You may be required to take and process patient dental x-rays. You will work under the close supervision of a dentist and work is carefully reviewed in process and upon completion.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested after 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 the Commission's office at (717) 787-1795.

 

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

 

Graduation from high school and one year of experience in a dental office or clinic; OR 
 
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
 
Condition of Employment:  An employee in this class who is performing radiologic (x-ray) procedures in a dental office or clinic will be to required to take and pass the 
Pennsylvania Auxiliary Radiologic Procedures Examination as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.

 

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 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

General Office Practices/Procedures

15

 

 

Arithmetical Calculations

15

 

 

Interpersonal Abilities

15

 

 

Following Written Instructions

30

 

 

Total

75

 

 

Testing will be held in the Civil Service Commission’s Test Center located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at 320 Market Street, Strawberry Square Complex.  The test will be given as soon as possible after applications are received and it is determined that you meet the minimum experience and training requirements.

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will receive a written notice of your test score.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

DO NOT SUBMIT ON-LINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

 

A CIVIL SERVICE “APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT” CAN BE OBTAINED FROM AND MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO:

 

Wendy Beissel, HR Analyst

Hamburg Center

3560 Old Route 22

Hamburg, PA 19526

 

Telephone:  (610) 562-6014

Fax:  (610) 562-6085

E-Mail: wbeissel@pa.gov

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FOR LOCALIZED TESTING WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.

 

ALL INFORMATION ON APPLICATIONS IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION.  OMISSION OF MATERIAL FACTS, FALSIFICATION, OR MISREPRESENTATION IS SUBJECT TO PENALTY.