You must submit a copy of your transcript or a listing of accounting/finance coursework at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-897

ISSUED   MAY 11, 2007

REVISED  AUGUST 28, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TAX AGENT

 

Exam No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Unemployment Compensation Tax Agent

06720

ST07

 

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will audit, investigate and provide advice about compliance with the taxing and benefit paying provisions of unemployment compensation laws.  You will also audit and investigate employer payrolls and related records, collect delinquent taxes, establish deferred tax payment plans and provide advisory and interpretive services.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

You must be 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor's degree that includes 18 college level credits in finance and accounting of which at least 6 college level credits are in accounting; OR an equivalent combination of experience and/or training that includes 18 college level credits in finance and accounting of which at least 6 college level credits are in accounting.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

You may take the test if you have completed 90 or more credit hours and expect to receive a bachelor’s degree which includes the required finance and accounting credits within the next 7 months.  List the accounting and finance courses you expect to take and complete in your senior year.  You must provide proof of your degree and the specific required coursework before you start work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Jobs are located statewide in Field Accounting Service Offices of the Office of Employment Security, Department of Labor and Industry.  There are approximately 95 filled positions.  Approximately 11 appointments and promotions from lists are made annually.

 

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 the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1418, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374, Internetwww.dli.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.

 

You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Subject Area

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Accounting Principles and Practices

40

 

 

Accounting Problems

20

 

 

Auditing

25

 

 

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

 

Submit your completed paper application and college transcripts or a list of completed accounting/finance coursework 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 Avenue, 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."