TEST ANNOUNCEMENT
NUMBER: 2000-069
ISSUED MARCH 24, 2000

REVISED MARCH 27, 2013

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State Civil Service Commission

Examinations

for

RESIDENT INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
(Local Government)

Exam.
No.

Job Title

Job
Code

Starting
Salary

1.

Resident Initiatives Coordinator

L0860

*

*Housing authority salaries vary. Contact the Housing Authority where you are interested in working for specific information.

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

NATURE OF WORK

Employees perform liaison work between public and private local community service organizations and residents of public housing facilities. This involves providing information and referral services to residents concerning resources available to meet their particular social interests and economic needs. Employees also plan, coordinate and arrange social and recreational activities for residents. This may involve working with religions, mental health, medical, employment, educational, recreational, aging and other organizations in order to meet needs of the residents. Guidance and supervision are received from an administrative supervisor who reviews work for application of sound judgment, effectiveness of resident services, and conformance to policies and procedures.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

You may be tested before 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 one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid.

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:

One year of experience in public or private human relations or counseling work, and a bachelor's degree in one of the social sciences or in education; OR an equivalent combination of experience or training.

Clarification of Requirements: You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education. Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

There are a total of 33 filled positions:

Bethlehem City Housing Authority (1)

Butler County Housing Authority (5)

Erie City Housing Authority (1)

Clinton County Housing Authority (2)

Lancaster City Housing Authority (1)

Fayette County Housing Authority (3)

McKeesport City Housing Authority (1)

Franklin County Housing Authority (4)

Meadville City Housing Authority (1)

Lackawanna County Housing Authority (1)

Sunbury City Housing Authority (1)

Mercer County Housing Authority (2)

Wilkes-Barre City Housing Authority (1)

Monroe County Housing Authority (2)

York City Housing Authority (6)

Westmoreland County Housing Authority (1)

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

In filling job openings, hiring preference may be given to residents of the city or county in which the housing authority is located. Promotion preference may be given to Civil Service employees of the housing authority.

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the city or county Housing Authority for which you want to work. Check your local telephone directory for the addresses and telephone numbers of Housing Authorities in your area.

TESTING

The 2 1/2 hour written test will cover the following subject areas.

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Effective Expression
Interviewing
Principles and Methods of Social Service Referral
Discussing Residents' Concerns
TOTAL:

30
30
30
_30_
120

The test will be given as soon as possible after applications are received. The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Civil Service offices, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, submit your completed application to the office where you wish to be tested. The test will also be held on selected Saturdays at a variety of Statewide locations. See the "Test Information" section of your application for details.

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after six 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 these jobs 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.

This test is different from previous tests for this job title. If you have taken the test before, you may get a different score on this test.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

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."