TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER   2008-177

REVISED   MAY 18, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

COMMISSIONED BOILER INSPECTOR TRAINEE

 

Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Commissioned Boiler Inspector Trainee

71109

ST05

 

If you successfully complete the training period, you will be promoted to Commissioned Boiler Inspector with an increase in salary.

 

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 participate in a program of classroom instruction and on-the-job training to learn the state laws, regulations, and codes pertaining to the construction, installation and maintenance of boilers and other pressure vessels; to learn the proper investigative techniques for determining the causes of accidents; and to learn to calculate allowable limits of pressure, strength and stresses.  Trainees assist experienced Commissioned Boiler Inspectors in inspecting all factors affecting the condition and operation of boilers and other pressure vessels.

 

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 of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Post Employment Requirement

Employees in this job must obtain both a valid National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector Commission, and a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector Commission within the probationary period.

 

Conditions of Employment

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

 

Minimum Requirements

One year of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of high pressure boilers and unfired pressure vessels; and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; OR three years of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of high pressure boilers and unfired pressure vessels, and an associate degree in mechanical technology; OR five years of experience in one of the following:  (a) high pressure boiler and unfired pressure vessel construction or repair, (b) in charge of high pressure boiler and unfired pressure vessel operation, (c) inspection of high pressure boilers and unfired pressure vessels.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Commissioned Boiler Inspector Trainee positions exist in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  Trainees who successfully complete the training program are promoted to Commissioned Boiler Inspectors.  These positions are located throughout the state.  It is anticipated that 1 or 2 vacancies will be filled annually. 

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they 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 Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Room 1418, Labor and Industry Building, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374; Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements.  If you meet these requirements you will receive a score.  You will receive additional credit for inspection experience as an inspector for a governmental agency or an insurance company ensuring compliance with established laws, regulations and/or codes; OR quality control experience physically inspecting the entire construction process.  Both types of experience must have involved high pressure boilers and pressure vessels.  If you possess such experience, be sure to describe it in Section 11 of you application.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  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 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 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."