You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-031-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-031

ISSUED   JUNE 2, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

LABORATORY SYSTEM QUALITY SPECIALIST

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Laboratory System Quality Specialist

72072

MA09

 

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

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional work performing administrative functions with respect to laboratory accreditation, quality assurance and safety programs for the laboratory system of a state agency.  You will perform quality assurance duties to monitor the laboratoryís system compliance, develop quality assurance manuals and documents, conduct or coordinate quality assurance audits and resolve technical deficiencies.  Work also includes administering the laboratory proficiency testing program, participating in and support training and safety programs, conducting safety inspections and audits and resolving deficiencies, and assisting in the development, presentation and coordination of standardized training.  Work may involve testifying in court and at hearings as an expert witness.

 

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

 

Pennsylvania residency is waived only for positions in this job title within the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

Minimum Requirements

Three years of professional laboratory experience in a chemical, physical, biological or forensic discipline and a bachelorís degree in chemistry, biology, or forensic sciences or closely related field, which included or was supplemented by 16 credit hours in chemistry or microbiology.

 

Graduate work in chemical, biological or forensic sciences or a closely related field may be substituted for experience up to a maximum of one year.

 

Conditions of Employment

Certain positions with the Pennsylvania State Police require that two of the three years of professional laboratory experience occurred in a forensic laboratory.

 

Certain positions in this class may require a valid Pennsylvania driverís license.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 6 filled positions in the Pennsylvania State Police and 1 position each in the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Health and Environmental Protection.  The Pennsylvania State Police currently has 1 vacancy in Westmoreland County.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Human Resources, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17110; Telephone:  (717) 787-7125; Internetra-hrplacement@state.pa.us  

 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Office of Human Resources,

2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408; Telephone: (717) 787-1065; Internet:  www.agriculture.state.pa.us 

 

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Human Resources,

Room 126, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17120; Telephone:  (717) 787-6002; Internet:  www.health.state.pa.us  

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internet:  www.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

 

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 "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement is required for a retest.

 

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. 2010-031-1 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. 2010-031-1 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 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."