TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NUMBER  2004-399

 

ISSUED   AUGUST 20, 2004

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Traffic Control Specialist

10859

S7

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 12, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Traffic Control Specialists perform advanced technical duties involving traffic analysis and the application of traffic engineering principles, standards, and criteria.  Work is performed in the areas of work zone traffic control, traffic operations, signs and signals, and safety and accident analysis.  Work also involves analysis of traffic engineering studies concerning areas such as speed limits and traffic control devices to develop recommendations for operational efficiency and improved safety.  Specialists provide traffic engineering assistance to construction, design, utility and contractor personnel as well as to municipalities and other state and federal agencies.

 

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 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

One year as a Traffic Control Specialist Trainee; OR two years as a Traffic Control Technician; OR one year of experience in traffic control work and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, civil engineering, or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Traffic Control Specialists are employed at Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District Engineering Offices throughout the Commonwealth.  There are currently 47 filled positions.  PennDOT expects to hire up to 9 Traffic Control Specialists in the District Engineering Offices located in Clearfield, Dunmore, King of Prussia, Harrisburg, Hollidaysburg, and Indiana.  An additional 12-15 positions throughout all districts may be filled over the next year.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the districts where jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the district where job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Department of Transportation, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 3156, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3156; Telephone (717) 787-6887; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us OR the Human Resources offices of the Department of Transportation Engineering Districts listed here.

 

District Engineering

Office Location

 

 

Counties Within District

Allentown

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

Bridgeville

Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Clearfield

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

Dunmore

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Harrisburg

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

Hollidaysburg

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

Indiana

Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

King of Prussia

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Montoursville

Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union

Oil City

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

Uniontown

Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

 

Current telephone numbers of the District Engineering Offices are in local telephone directories under “Government Offices – State.”

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered by 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

Traffic Engineering

25

Mathematics

15

Effective Expression

15

Effective Working Relationships

15

Computer Usage

15

Lead Work

15

Total

100

 

The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh 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 these jobs 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 Avenue, 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."