COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

 

LOCALIZED TESTING

Announcement No.: 2000-070

Issued:  November 25, 2013

Amended: December 4, 2013

 

for

CHEMISTRY TECHNICIAN

in the

 

 

Bureau of Forensic Services

Pennsylvania State Police

 (Greensburg, PA)

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Starting

Salary

1.

Chemistry Technician

15110

$30,572

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL DECEMBER 17, 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

 

As a Chemistry Technician you will be responsible for performing a variety of technical and support tasks necessary in the operation of a DNA laboratory.  You will provide front end processing of DNA database samples including the receipt and inventory of samples, the automated processing of samples, information scanning and verification, and the mailing of database kits to collecting agencies.  You will perform quality control and maintenance duties including the preparation of solutions and reagents used by the DNA Forensic Scientists in their analyses, the quality control of those solutions and reagents, the routine maintenance of equipment and instrumentation, and the receipt/inventory of chemicals and equipment. Work is performed with a considerable level of independence.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested after your qualifications are reviewed.  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

Completion of 60 college credits including nine credits in chemistry.

Clarification of Requirements

You must submit a transcript or list of completed chemistry courses with your application.

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. 

 

The 3 hour written test will cover the following subject areas.

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Chemical Processes
Reading and Interpreting Technical Materials
Effective Working Relationships
Effective Expression
Arithmetical Calculations
Laboratory Glassware
                                                                                    TOTAL

20
25
10
10
20
15
100

 

Testing will be held in the Civil Service Commission’s Test Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 411 Seventh Avenue, Room 410.  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.

 

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:

 

Diana Davis

Pennsylvania State Police

1800 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

 

Telephone:  (717) 787-7125

Fax:  (717) 214-0829

E-Mail: dianadavis@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.