TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2007-011

ISSUED  OCTOBER 1, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Environmental Engineering Trainee

14510

S6

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you successfully complete the 1 year training period, you will be promoted to Environmental Engineering Specialist with an increase in salary.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in a formal and on-the-job training program in environmental engineering under the responsible charge of a professional engineer.  You will become involved in one or more of the following areas:  wastewater treatment, water supply,  waste management, air quality, environmental cleanup, oil and gas management, erosion and sediment control, waterways obstructions, infrastructure investment, mine reclamation, or surface mine permitting.  Initially, you will observe and assist other engineers; and perform simple, routine assignments under supervision.  As competence is acquired, assignments will be increased in difficulty and will be performed with more independence.

 

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. 

 

Condition of Employment

Certain positions in this job will require a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in the field of environmental engineering, or in any engineering field that includes or is supplemented by 9 credits in environmental engineering; OR one year of environmental engineering experience, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Clarification of Requirements

If you are attempting to qualify under the first option above, you may take the test if you have completed 90 or more credit hours and expect to receive a bachelor's degree within the next 7 months.  You must provide proof of your degree before you start work.

 

If your degree is not in environmental engineering, you must submit a copy of your college transcript (see address in “How To Apply”).  Other engineering courses may be acceptable in meeting the minimum requirements.  

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 5 filled Environmental Engineering Trainee jobs in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  About 3 vacancies are filled each year. Positions may exist at the following Central and Regional Offices:  Harrisburg (Dauphin County), Meadville (Crawford County), Norristown (Montgomery County), Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne County), and Williamsport (Lycoming County).

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 2357

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internet:  http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=461135&depNav=|

 

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 3 hour test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Mathematics

10

Chemistry

10

Map Reading

15

Engineering Principles Relating to Waste Treatment

15

Hydraulics and Hydrology

15

Written Communications

15

Reading and Interpreting Technical Material

15

Effective Working Relationships

15

Total

110

 

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 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.

 

The test and scoring procedure are different from previous tests for this job code.  If you have taken the test before, you may get a different score on this test.

 

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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcript if you are attempting to qualify under the first option of the Minimum Requirements, and your degree is not in environmental engineering.  Print your name and social security number at the top of the transcript and mail it to the address above.

 

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 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."