TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-024

ISSUED   OCTOBER 12, 2007

REVISED  DECEMBER 14, 2011

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Capitol Police Officer

74841

CP-30*

 

*Contact the Human Resources Office of the Department of General Services listed under the “JOB OPPORTUNITIES” section of this announcement for salary information.

 

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 patrol on foot, by motor vehicle and/or bicycle to enforce laws and regulations; inspect buildings; direct and control traffic; issue warnings and citations; investigate accidents and crimes; respond to and provide assistance in fires and other emergencies; and prepare reports.

 

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.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

 

You must be at least 21 years of age.

 

Minimum Requirement

Successful completion of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Certified Basic Police Academy (Act 120) training.

 

Conditions of Employment

After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must pass a medical examination, a physical ability test, a psychological evaluation, and a background investigation which includes a polygraph test.

 

You must obtain certification as a Police Officer by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission prior to the date of appointment, and you must maintain this certification during your employment in this job.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Capitol Police Officers are employed by the Department of General Services.  There are 83 filled positions in Harrisburg (Dauphin County), Philadelphia (Philadelphia County), Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) and Scranton (Lackawanna County).  Most of these positions are in Harrisburg.  Ten vacancies exist in Harrisburg, 1 vacancy exists in Philadelphia and 1 vacancy exists in Scranton.

 

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

 

Department of General Services

Human Resource Office

Room 512, North Office Building

Harrisburg, PA  17125

Telephone:  (717) 787-6679 or (717) 787-6846

Internetwww.dgs.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.

 

The 2 hour test will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of

Questions

Investigative Principles

15

Interviewing Techniques

15

Security Work

15

Written Communications

15

Reading Comprehension

15

Interpersonal Relations

15

Total

90

 

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."