TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NUMBER  2007-003

 

ISSUED   AUGUST 31, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

CORRECTIONS EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL ASSISTANT

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

 

Corrections Employment and Vocational Assistant

47130

S5

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is para-professional work assisting a Corrections Employment and Vocational Coordinator in a State Correctional Institution.  You will review reports prepared by psychological, educational, counseling, medical and other staff, in order to evaluate the suitability of inmates for specific job assignments.  You will prepare and maintain records of inmates’ employment histories, work and training progress reports, housing rosters, etc.  You will also make calculations involving inmates’ pay.  You will regularly interact with inmates and staff of the correctional institution.  You will work with considerable independence, and may be a lead worker over clerical support staff.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

If you are not currently an employee of 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.  If you are currently an employee of the Department of Corrections, you do not need to repeat training that you have already completed successfully.

 

Minimum Requirements

Four years of clerical work in the area of vocational guidance, job placement, educational or vocational/technical training, or personnel work; OR four years of clerical work in a law enforcement agency; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Any post secondary coursework may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.  Any clerical experience is acceptable.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections normally hires approximately 3 Corrections Employment and Vocational Assistants each year.  Positions exist inside the following State Correctional Institutions:

 

Facility

County

Facility

County

Albion

Erie

Huntingdon

Huntingdon

Cambridge Springs

Crawford

Laurel Highlands

Somerset

Camp Hill

Cumberland

Mahanoy

Schuylkill

Chester

Delaware

Mercer

Mercer

Coal Township

Northumberland

Muncy

Lycoming

Cresson

Cambria

Pine Grove

Indiana

Dallas

Luzerne

Pittsburgh

Allegheny

Fayette

Fayette

Quehanna Boot Camp

Clearfield

Forest

Forest

Retreat

Luzerne

Frackville

Schuylkill

Rockview

Centre

Graterford

Montgomery

Smithfield

Huntingdon

Greene

Greene

Somerset

Somerset

Greensburg

Westmoreland

Waymart

Wayne

Houtzdale

Clearfield

 

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Human Resources Offices of the State Correctional Facilities listed (see the state government section of your local telephone directory) or the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 598, Camp Hill, PA  17001-0598; Telephone:  

(717) 975-4901.

 

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.

 

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

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Effective Expression

30

Basic Arithmetic Principles

15

Effective Working Relationships

30

Reading Comprehension

30

Total

105

 

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

 

The test will also be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services Unit; 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.  A new application 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

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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:  2nd Floor, 10 South 11th St., Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers

 

only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh411 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."