TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-890

ISSUED   FEBRUARY 16, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Mechanical Construction Inspector

10720

S5

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform a wide variety of technical duties related to the inspection of mechanical support systems during and after construction, renovation, or alteration projects involving state buildings and facilities.  Work requires understanding contract drawings, specifications, inspection methods, and safety standards to conduct on-site visual inspections of mechanical systems such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, sprinkler and waste disposal systems, and sheet metal duct systems.

 

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 may be required to travel extensively and occasionally stay overnight up to 4 nights a week.  Offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Minimum Requirements

Three years of progressively responsible experience as a plumber, steamfitter, pipe fitter, refrigeration mechanic or HVAC technician which includes one year of experience in the inspection of mechanical and plumbing construction and systems installation and an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or a closely related field; OR two years of progressively responsible experience in the inspection of commercial construction and/or major renovation work which required reading and interpreting plans and specifications involving mechanical and plumbing systems, and an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology; 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 Mechanical Construction Inspectors employed by the Department of General Services (DGS).  Six are assigned to the Eastern Region, 7 to the Central Region and 4 to the Western Region.  Employees are subject to reassignment as needed based on workload demands, or in accordance with the provisions of an applicable collective bargaining agreement.

 

Appointments and promotions to job openings in DGS may be filled from a regional list.  To be considered for employment in a specific region, indicate your availability for work in any county in that region in the appropriate space on your application.

 

There is currently 1 vacancy in the Eastern region and 1 vacancy in the Western region.

 

Eastern Region – Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill,     Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming.

 

Central Region – Adams, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union, York.

 

Western Region – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland.

 

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 General Services

OR

Department of General Services

Bureau of Human Resources

 

Construction Regional Offices at:

Room 512, North Office Building

 

  1.  Kutztown (610) 894-4820

Harrisburg, PA  17125

 

  2.  Harrisburg (717) 787-6984

Telephone:  (717) 787-6679

 

  3.  Pittsburgh (412) 820-0215

 

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 1/2 hour test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10

Basic Mathematics

15

Mechanical Systems – Materials & Methods

20

Construction Inspection

20

Reading Construction Drawings

20

TOTAL

85

 

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 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."