TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2007-005

ISSUED  AUGUST 17, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Traffic Control Technician

10840

S5

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 12, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform a variety of technical duties in the field and in the office to analyze traffic data, and develop and implement solutions to traffic control problems.  Work is performed in the areas of work zone traffic control, traffic operations, signs and signals, and safety and crash analysis.  Work also involves recommending operational improvements for established traffic control; and training construction, municipal, and contractor personnel in the proper installation and application of traffic control devices.  Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed for adherence to traffic engineering standards.

 

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 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

One year of experience as an Engineering Technician; OR three years of experience performing transportation engineering technical assignments, such as traffic control data collection, highway sign surveys, traffic signal inspection, materials sampling, testing, or inspection, construction inspection, bridge inspection, survey work, utility relocation, roadway programs management, or roadway materials control; OR one year of experience performing transportation engineering technical assignments, such as traffic control data collection, highway sign surveys, traffic signal inspection, materials sampling, testing, or inspection, construction inspection, bridge inspection, survey work, utility relocation, roadway programs management, or roadway materials control; and an associate’s degree in the field of mathematics, statistics, or a civil engineering technology; OR 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

 

Traffic Control Technicians are employed at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District Engineering Offices throughout the Commonwealth.  There are currently 38 filled positions.  PennDOT expects to hire up to 9 Traffic Control Technicians in the District Engineering Offices located in Oil City, Clearfield, Dunmore, King of Prussia, Harrisburg, Uniontown, and Indiana over the next year.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3156, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3156; Telephone:  (717) 787-6887; Internet:  www.dot.state.pa.us OR the Human Resources offices of the Department of Transportation Engineering Districts listed here:

 

District Engineering

Office Location

 

 

Counties Within 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.”

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the districts where jobs are located.

 

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

 

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

Reading Comprehension

10

Mathematics

15

Effective Communication

20

Effective Working Relationships

15

Traffic Engineering and Data Analysis

20

Reading Highway Drawings

10

Computer Operations

15

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 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 this test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your “Notice of Examination Results”.  A new application is required.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment 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

 

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 Office 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."