TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2006-820

ISSUED  SEPTEMBER 29, 2006

REVISED APRIL 24, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ENTRY LEVEL CLERICAL POSITIONS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Clerk 1

L0011

*

2.

Clerk 2

L0012

*

 

When completing your application, make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resource Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NOTE:  There is a continuing need for bilingual (English and Spanish) clerks in the Philadelphia area, as well as in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northumberland and York counties.  Individuals hired for these positions provide information and assistance to Spanish speaking clients.  If you have the required bilingual skills you are encouraged to apply.

 

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

 

You will file and retrieve materials, gather and provide information, process forms and documents, and perform arithmetic computations and other general clerical duties.  Duties at the Clerk 2 level increase in scope and complexity and are performed with greater independence than at the Clerk 1 level.  Employees at the Clerk 2 level may also function as lead workers.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

You must pass the test.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in Pennsylvania City and County Housing Authorities, Area Agency on Aging Offices, County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Offices, County Children and Youth Offices, and County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Centers.

 

There are no current Housing Authority positions in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference for local government positions may be given to residents of the city or county in which the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the city or county where job openings occur.

 

Employment preference will be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with the Area Agency on Aging Offices.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the human resource office where you are interested in working.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Offices – Local or County.”

 

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.

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Interpersonal Skills

15

Filing

15

Following Directions

15

Name and Number Comparison

30

Grammar

15

Spelling

_15_

Total

105

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh 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 job titles 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 Avenue, 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."