TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2005-624

ISSUED  NOVEMBER 10, 2005

REVISED DECEMBER 11, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ARCHITECTS

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Architectural Consultant

13330

MA09

2.

Architectural Supervisor

13350

MA09

 

* Starting salary could be higher than the minimum salary and is based on your experience and background.  Contact the Human Resource Office of the agency in which you are interested in working for specific salary information.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY MARCH 29, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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 oversee architectural work and manage design projects related to existing or proposed state-owned buildings and other structures.  As a project coordinator, you may determine basic approaches, priorities, and deadlines; prepare drawings and cost estimates; evaluate designs, specifications, and bidding documents; coordinate all disciplines (electrical, mechanical, hazardous materials, plumbing, abatement, and so forth) and phases or projects; conduct on-site reviews, inspections, or investigations; provide technical advice and interpretation to management; or direct project development by outside architectural/engineering firms, consultants, or others hired by the agency.  Architectural Supervisors are responsible for direct supervisory control over in-house personnel (such as designers, draftsman, or others).

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

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.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

For Architectural Consultant – Registration with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a reciprocal jurisdiction as a Registered Architect.

 

Condition of Employment

For Architectural Supervisor – Certain positions may require licensure as a Registered Architect by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a reciprocal jurisdiction.

 

Minimum Requirements

Architectural Consultant – One year as an Architectural Designer 2; OR three years of professional architectural experience in building renovation and new construction for commercial, institutional, or educational buildings, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or a closely related field which included major course work in Architectural Design; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included at least one year of project coordination in the design, construction, or review of architectural projects, the integration of function and design, and the preparation of architectural plans and specifications for commercial, institutional, or educational buildings.

 

Architectural Supervisor – One year as an Architectural Designer 2; OR three years of professional architectural experience in building renovation and new construction for commercial, institutional, or educational buildings, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering or a closely-related field which included major course work in Architectural Design; OR one year of experience in supervising the design, construction, or review of architectural projects, which involved the integration of function and design and the preparation of architectural plans and specifications for a variety of commercial, institutional, or educational buildings, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or a closely-related field which included major course work in Architectural Design.

 

Clarification of Requirements

If you possess a current registration as a Registered Architect with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or a reciprocal jurisdiction you will meet the “Minimum Requirements” for both jobs.

 

Registered Architects must write the certificate number, date issued, and issuing body for the license in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of the “Application for Employment/Promotion.”

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Most Architectural Consultant positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services in Dauphin County.  The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Education each have 1 position also in Dauphin County.

 

Architectural Supervisor positions are located in Dauphin County in the Pennsylvania Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Transportation and in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Positions are also located in Lebanon at the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and in Cumberland County at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

 

Lists created by 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 Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737; Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources;

E-maildcnrjobs@pa.gov

 

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market Street,

11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Telephone:  (717) 787-4431;

E-mailaszwajkows@pa.gov; Internetwww.education.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Bureau of Human Resources, Room 509,

North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA  17125; Telephone:  (717) 787-6679;

Internetwww.dgs.state.pa.us

 

Governor’s Office of Administration, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building,

Room 508B, Harrisburg, PA  17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-5446; Internetwww.phmc.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Service Center, Bldg. S-0-47, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993; Internetwww.dmva.state.pa.us; E-mailra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov 

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

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on what you report on your application.  If you possess a Registered Architect license, be sure to indicate the number and date on your Application for Employment/Promotion, as your eligibility and score will be based upon your possession of that licensure. 

 

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 the 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 for a retest.

 

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

 

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

 

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 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."