TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2008-153

ISSUED  JUNE 18, 2008

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

UCC BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

UCC Building Plans Examiner

12050

S7

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will examine and approve plans, blueprints and specifications for commercial, industrial, recreational and other public use buildings to determine compliance with the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and other applicable laws and regulations.  You will also explain and interpret building and safety laws and regulations to architects, contractors and other interested persons; and may suggest changes and modifications to plans to achieve compliance.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

Valid certification issued by the Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner.

 

All positions in this job also require one of the following valid certifications issued by the Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:  Building Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, Mechanical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Plans Examiner, or Energy Plans Examiner.

 

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of the UCC Building Plans Examiner Trainee program; OR three years of experience in commercial, industrial or other public use building construction, design or inspection work which involved the application of state building code laws and regulations.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 11 filled positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  Two vacancies exist.  All positions are in Harrisburg (Dauphin County).

 

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:

 

Department of Labor and Industry

Bureau of Human Resources

Room 1445, Labor and Industry Building

651 Boas Street

Harrisburg, PA  17121

Telephone:  (717) 787-6374

Internet:  www.dli.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your score will be based on the number of certifications you possess among those listed in the Necessary Special Requirements section of this announcement.  Be sure to list on your application all certifications you possess along with the certificate numbers.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

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

 

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:  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."