TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2002-278

ISSUED   OCTOBER 4, 2002

REVISED  NOVEMBER 27, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Librarian 1

25110

ST06

2.

Librarian 2

25120

ST07

3.

Corrections Librarian

25355

ST07

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

 

Librarians 1 and 2 perform professional library duties in the State Library, major departmental or state institutional libraries.  They assist library users; perform reference duties; research data; prepare bibliographies/reading lists using computers; prepare displays/exhibits; review publications to inform staff of current developments and select and/or process books, periodicals, pamphlets and other library materials.  They catalog, classify and maintain the library’s collection and supervise technical and clerical personnel.

 

Librarians 2 perform more complex assignments and have a greater degree of responsibility than Librarians 1.

 

Corrections Librarians oversee the operations of a full service library in a correctional institution, supervising salaried and inmate staff, maintaining a general reading and law library, and assisting educational professionals at the institution.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements. 

 

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.

 

For positions in the Department of Corrections:  You must pass a background investigation.  After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.  After being hired, you must attend and complete a 3-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections’ Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown.

 

Minimum Requirements

Librarian 1 – A Master’s Degree in Library Science; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Librarian 2 – Two years of experience in professional library work and a Master’s Degree in Library Science; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Corrections Librarian – One year of professional library experience and a Master’s Degree in Library Science; OR three years of professional library experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are in the State Library and various departmental libraries in Harrisburg, and throughout the state in correctional institutions and state hospitals.  Approximately 2-5 people are hired each year in each job title.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the agency where you wish to work:

 

1.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources,

1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357; Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us; E-mailra-docjobs@pa.gov

 

 

2.

Governor’s Office of Administration, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building, Room 508B, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-5446; OR access the PHMC website at www.phmc.state.pa.us

 

 

3.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

 

4.

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market St. –

11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Telephone:  (717) 787-4431; E-mailaszwajkows@pa.gov; Internetwww.education.state.pa.us

 

 

5.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources; E-maildcnrjobs@pa.gov

 

 

TESTING

 

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

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Librarian 1

Librarian 2 and

Corrections

Librarian

 

Library and Information Science

20

20

 

Cataloging and Metadata

20

20

 

Reference and Research

20

20

 

Collection Development

20

20

 

Information Technology

15

15

 

Interpersonal Skills

15

15

 

Problem-Solving

15

15

 

Supervision

__

20

 

Total

125

145

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test also will be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

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

 

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

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

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

 

 

 

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."