You must submit Application Supplement No.

2007-043-1 with your online or paper application.  

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-043

ISSUED   NOVEMBER 21, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

CIVIL ENGINEERS (HYDRAULIC)

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

 

Civil Engineer (Hydraulic)

1112H

S7

2.

 

Senior Civil Engineer (Hydraulic)

1113H

S8

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

As a Civil Engineer in the Hydraulics specialty, you will conduct feasibility studies for flood control products; compute or review the hydraulics of streams to determine the effects of structures; develop or review design plans and specifications for dams, levees, channels, floodwalls and other hydraulic structures; and investigate water management problems.

 

Civil Engineers and Senior Civil Engineers generally perform similar duties; however, the jobs differ in the degree of responsibility.  Senior Civil Engineers generally have project accountability and oversee consultants and other engineers involved in the project.

 

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 currently is waived for these job titles.

 

Condition of Employment

Both Job Codes:  Certain positions in these job titles will require possession of a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license. 

 

For 1113H Only:  Certain positions 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

Civil Engineer – Successful completion of the Civil Engineer Trainee training program; OR 1 year of civil engineering experience in hydraulics and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline; OR 4 years of civil engineering experience in hydraulics and an Engineer-in-Training Certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, and an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related engineering discipline; OR 5 years of civil engineering experience in hydraulics and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR an equivalent combination of experience or training.

 

Senior Civil Engineer - 2 years of professional civil engineering experience in hydraulics and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline; OR 5 years of civil engineering experience in hydraulics and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; and an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a closely related engineering discipline; OR 6 years of civil engineering experience in hydraulics and an Engineer–in-Training Certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; 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

 

There are currently 17 Civil Engineers (Hydraulic) and 58 Senior Civil Engineers (Hydraulic).  The majority of these job titles are located in the headquarters’ office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  The other DEP jobs are located in DEP field offices throughout the state.  These locations include Centre, Washington, Montgomery, Luzerne, Lycoming, Allegheny, Crawford and Lawrence Counties.  There is 1 Civil Engineer (Hydraulic) position in the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and 1 in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, both located in Dauphin County.

 

There are 2 Senior Civil Engineers (Hydraulic) in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and 1 in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, all located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, and 1 in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission located in Centre County.

 

Approximately 15 vacancies are filled each year.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Bldg, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357 Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Human Resources Division, P.O. Box 67000, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA  17106-7000; Telephone:  (717) 705-7820, Internet:  www.sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/career.html

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Human Resources Office, Room 512, North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA  17125; Telephone:  (717) 705-6919; Internet:  www.dgs.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, 7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8768, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737. Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

OR

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3156, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3156, Telephone:  (717) 787-6887; Internet:  www.dot.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, 2605 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA  17110-9364, Telephone:  (717) 651-2019; Internetwww.pema.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. 2007-043-1 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 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."