TEST ANNOUNCEMENT
NUMBER 2000-123
ISSUED December 29, 2000

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State Civil Service Commission

Examinations

for

UTILITY RELOCATION INSPECTORS AND TECHNICIANS

Exam.
No.

Job Titles

Job
Codes

Pay Schedule
and Range

1.

Utility Relocation Inspector

17350

S 4

2.

Utility Relocation Technician

17370

S 5

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 10, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

NATURE OF WORK

Employees in these job titles identify and verify the location of utilities in a proposed road widening or construction site and participate in the process of relocating them to a suitable site nearby with a minimum of interruption of services. They work closely with representatives of utilities such as telephone, cable television, electric power, water and gas; sewer authorities; the municipalities where the work is to be done, and the contractors hired to do the relocation work. Duties for both levels include reviewing engineering and relocation plans and highway maps, providing technical assistance, inspecting and making field visits, and completing reports of work accomplished.

Inspectors are generally assigned to relatively minor phases of a project, while Technicians have more responsibility for the completion of the entire project, including coordinating different phases of a project among all parties, writing letters and doing cost estimates.

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.

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

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

Minimum Requirements

Utility Relocation Inspector One year as a Technical Assistant; OR one year of technical experience in utility relocation work.

Utility Relocation Technician One year of experience as a Utility Relocation Inspector; OR two years of technical experience in utility relocation work; OR one year of progressively responsible technical experience in utility relocation work; and an associate degree in surveying, civil engineering, or a design and drafting technology.

Both Titles An equivalent combination of experience and 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

The Department of Transportation (PennDOT) anticipates 2 Utility Relocation Inspector vacancies in District 6-0, based in King of Prussia. There are currently 11 filled Technician positions throughout the state.

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

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties within the Engineering District having a job opening. The counties within each Engineering District are listed at the end of this section. In addition, promotion preference may be given to Civil Service employees of the Engineering District having a job opening.

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Personnel, Commonwealth Keystone Building, P.O. Box 3156, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3156; Telephone: (717) 787-6887.

Following are the locations of the Personnel Offices of the Department of Transportation Engineering Districts:

District Office

Counties within each District

Allentown

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

Bridgeville

Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Clearfield

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

Dunmore

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Harrisburg

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

Hollidaysburg

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

Indiana

Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

King of Prussia

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Montoursville

Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union

Oil City

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

Uniontown

Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

Current telephone numbers of the District Engineering Offices are in local telephone directories under Government Offices - State.

TESTING

There will be a 3-1/2 hour written test covering the following subject areas:

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

17350

17370

Utilities (Highway) Basic Practices

15

15

Utilities Laws and Regulations

10

10

Mathematics Related to Utility Relocation

15

15

Drawing Interpretation Map Reading

20

20

Reading Comprehension

15

15

Inspection Related to Utilities

10

10

Written Communication Ability

15

15

Utilities Preparation and Construction

--

10

Utilities Quality Assurance

-- .

10

Totals

100

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 for one of these locations, submit your completed paper application to the office where you wish to be tested or apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us. 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 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 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications 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

 

 

 

Internet: www.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."