You must submit Application Supplement No. 2007-034-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-034

ISSUED   NOVEMBER 21, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

for

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

 

Environmental Engineering Specialist

14520

S7

2.

 

Environmental Engineer

14530

S8

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for each job title for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add a job title after you test.

 

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

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform environmental engineering duties in the broad area of environmental pollution control, which could include:  waste water treatment; sanitary sewer collection and conveyance; solid waste treatment, processing, storage, and disposal; water distribution, filtration, storage, and pumping; storm sewer and drainage areas; and air pollution control.

 

Your duties may include designing or reviewing designs for environmental facilities; developing or reviewing contracts, plans, and specifications; conducting field studies and surveys; inspecting the operation and maintenance of facilities; preparing, reviewing, and recommending action on permit applications; preparing and presenting technical reports; and developing regulations, guidelines, standards, and procedures for the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of environmental engineering facilities.

 

Similar work is assigned to both job levels but is more complex, has greater impact, and is accomplished with more independence at the Engineer level.  In addition, employees at the Engineer level provide consultation and technical expertise to public jurisdictions and organizations.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all 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.

 

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

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Certain positions within these jobs will require possession of a valid driverís license.

 

Certain positions at the Engineer level will require possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Minimum Requirements

Environmental Engineering Specialist - Successful completion of the training program for Environmental Engineering Trainee; OR one year of professional experience in environmental engineering, and a bachelorís degree in environmental engineering or in any engineering field that includes or is supplemented by 9 credits in environmental engineering; OR two years of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR one year of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Environmental Engineer - Two years as an Environmental Engineering Specialist; OR three years of professional experience in environmental engineering, and a bachelorís degree in environmental engineering or in any engineering field that includes or is supplemented by 9 credits in environmental engineering; OR four years of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR three years of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Graduate study in environmental engineering or in a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) currently has 34 filled Environmental Engineering Specialist positions and 85 filled Environmental Engineer positions in the following locations:  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County; Meadville, Crawford County; Harrisburg, Dauphin County; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County; Williamsport, Lycoming County; and Norristown, Montgomery County.

 

Current Environmental Engineering Specialist vacancies exist in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County (3 positions); Meadville, Crawford County (2 positions); and Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County (1 position).

 

Current Environmental Engineer vacancies exist in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County (1 position); Meadville, Crawford County (1 position); Harrisburg, Dauphin County (3 positions); Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County (2 positions); and Norristown, Montgomery County (1 position).

 

DEP normally fills approximately 5 vacancies from employment or promotion lists in these job titles each year.

 

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:  Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 2nd Floor, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internet:  www.depweb.state.pa.us; E-mail:  DEPJobs@state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

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 and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

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

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2007-034-1, 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."