TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2008-164

ISSUED   SEPTEMBER 24, 2008

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

DRIVER LICENSE CENTER POSITIONS

(Temporary and Permanent Positions)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

 

Driver License Examiner Assistant

71039

S4

2.

 

Driver License Examiner

71040

S5

3.

 

Driver License Center Supervisor

71041

S6

 

When completing your application, please 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.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

As a Driver License Examiner Assistant, you will perform a variety of limited technical duties that support the application and knowledge testing processes of the Pennsylvania commercial or non-commercial driver licensing program, including proctoring standardized driver knowledge tests, visual acuity screenings, verifying identity and related documents, and processing applications and test documents.

 

As a Driver License Examiner, you will evaluate applicants for all classes of driverís licenses.  You will conduct driving performance examinations; administer vision and color perception tests; administer oral, written or computer assisted examinations measuring road sign and signal interpretation, safe driving practices and knowledge of Pennsylvania motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations; check motor vehicles for valid inspection stickers and safe operating condition; examine registrations, permits and other related documents for validity and authenticity; and notify applicants of results and suggest improvements to those who fail.

 

As a Driver License Center Supervisor, you will perform all of the above duties listed as well as oversee the operation of a driver license test site, including scheduling employees and conducting performance evaluations.

 

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.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

(71040 and 71041 only) - Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driverís License and at least twenty-one years old at the time of application.

 

Condition of Employment

(71040 and 71041 only) - No suspensions or revocations of a driverís license during the five year period immediately preceding appointment.

 

(71040 only) - Certain positions in this job will require possession of a current Pennsylvania Commercial Driverís License in classes A and M with the following endorsements:  P and N with the L restriction (Air Brakes) lifted.

 

Minimum Requirements

71039 - One year of experience obtaining, evaluating and providing information to the public.

71040 - Two years of experience obtaining, evaluating and providing information to the public.

71041 - One year of experience as a Driver License Examiner OR three years of experience obtaining, evaluating and providing information to the public including one of experience conducting driver tests or driver training.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are approximately 150 Driver License Examiner Assistant positions, 165 Driver License Examiner positions and 50 Driver License Center Supervisor positions throughout the Commonwealth of PA.  Typically, there are 50 Driver License Examiner Assistant positions, 40 Driver License Examiner positions and 20 Driver License Center Supervisor positions filled annually.

 

Part-time temporary Driver License Examiner Assistant positions are typically filled from March to December to assist with PennDOTís peak workload season.  Additional positions are filled on an as-needed basis.  Each temporary position is filled for up to 9 months.  Seniority rights are gained for permanent Driver License Examiner Assistant positions.

 

Lists created by this these tests 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:  Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Keystone Bldg., Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710; Internet:  www.dot.state.pa.us; or the Driver License Center where you are interested in working.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the white pages of telephone directory under ďPennsylvania Commonwealth of Ė Driver License Centers.Ē

 

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 hours to complete the test. 

 

The test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

DLEA

DLE

DLCS

Reading Comprehension

20

20

20

Basic Arithmetic

10

10

10

Public Relations/Customer Service Concepts

30

30

30

Proofreading

15

15

15

Motor Vehicle Safety Procedures

 

15

15

Supervision

 

 

20

Totals

75

90

110

 

Itís to your advantage to study Pennsylvania Driverís Manual before taking the test. 

Internet hyperlinkwww.dmv.state.pa.us/drivers_manual/pa_driversman.shtml

 

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 Commissionís 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.  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

 

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."