TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2008-181

ISSUED   JULY 16, 2008

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

UCC BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER TRAINEE

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

UCC Building Plans Examiner Trainee

12040

S5

 

If you successfully complete the one year training period, you will be promoted to UCC Building Plans Examiner with an increase in salary.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will participate in classroom and on-the-job training to learn the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and other applicable laws and regulations.  You will assist UCC Building Plans Examiners in a variety of assignments designed to acquaint you with the full scope of plans examination activities and responsibilities, including explaining and interpreting laws and regulations, preparing correspondence, and calculating plan approval fees.  Your work will be performed under close supervision from a UCC Building Plans Examiner Supervisor.

 

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.

 

Post Employment Requirement

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

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements

Two 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

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry expects to fill 2 positions over the next 12 months.  There are no current filled positions.  All positions will be located 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:

 

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

 

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 1/2 hours to complete the test.

 

The test will cover the following subject areas.

 

Subject Area

 

Number of Questions

Numerical Reasoning

 

10

Plans Interpretation

 

15

Reading Comprehension

 

10

Building Practices

 

25

Written Communications – Reports

 

10

Interpersonal Relations

 

10

TOTAL

 

80

 

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.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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."