TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2005-615

ISSUED  SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

REVISED NOVEMBER 6, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MANAGERS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

 

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

Highway Maintenance Manager 1

 

91320

MA07

 

 

 

2.

 

 

Assistant Highway Maintenance Manager

 

91330

MA08

 

 

 

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.

 

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will supervise and administer the highway maintenance program for an assigned area, and plan, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work performed in maintenance operations.  Highway maintenance includes general maintenance functions such as pothole repair, shoulder stabilization, snow removal, and specialized functions such as bridge repair, sign work, guide rail repair, and restoration of roads.  A Manager 1 is responsible for a geographical section of a county.  An Assistant Manager may be assigned responsibility for general maintenance as described above, or for specialized maintenance functions.  In addition, Assistant Managers may be responsible for developing and maintaining day-to-day working relationships with local government officials to ensure that state resources are used most effectively and cooperatively.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

You may be required to work overtime, an unusual schedule to handle weather related emergencies, and be on call 24-hours a day.

 

Most jobs require extensive travel within the assigned county.  Employees are assigned a state-owned vehicle with a two-way radio.  Some overnight travel is required.  Offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel and drive a state-owned vehicle or provide your own transportation.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Highway Maintenance Manager 1

Successful completion of the agency training program for a Highway Maintenance Manager Trainee; OR 4 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience on highway maintenance or construction projects, and graduation from high school; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Assistant Highway Maintenance Manager

Eighteen months of experience as a Highway Maintenance Manager Trainee; OR 1 year of experience as a Highway Equipment Manager 2, Roadway Programs Coordinator, Civil Engineer Supervisor, or Transportation Construction Manager 1; OR 4 years of supervisory experience related to highway maintenance and/or highway construction projects.  One year of administrative experience related to highway maintenance and/or highway construction projects may be substituted for 1 year of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in PennDOT District Engineering Offices throughout the Commonwealth.  For a complete listing of institutions, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website at www.dot.state.pa.us and choose “PennDOT Near You” from the menu.  The “PennDOT Regional Map” will provide information concerning the district offices.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties within the Engineering Districts where the jobs are located.  Promotion preference may be given to Civil Service employees who work in the Districts where the job openings occur.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710, Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us; OR the Human Resources office of the Engineering District Office where you are interested in working.

 

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 which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

Subject Area

91320

91330

 

 

 

Highway Maintenance Work Standards and Schedules

20

20

 

 

Written Communications – Reports, Basic Concepts

20

20

 

 

Materials Specifications

20

20

 

 

Supervision and Management

20

20

 

 

Investigations and Inspections

20

20

 

 

Public Relations

_--_

_20_

 

 

Totals

100

120

 

 

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 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

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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)

 

(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 offices 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."