TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-934

REVISED  JULY 1, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

VETERINARY LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICIAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostician

53320

MA09

 

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 conduct veterinary laboratory examinations for the detection and diagnosis of diseases of domestic/wild animals, including ante-mortem and/or post-mortem examinations.  Work includes developing and performing new laboratory diagnostic tests and procedures, training laboratory technicians and assistants, and maintaining the integrity of diagnostic samples and overall quality assurance program.

 

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.

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements

One year of experience as a veterinarian in the research and/or diagnosis of animal or bird diseases; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 5 filled positions at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Agriculture

Office of Human Resources

2301 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg, PA  17110-9408

Telephone:  (717) 787-1065

Internet:  www.agriculture.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements.  If you meet these requirements you will receive a score. 

 

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 is required for a retest.

 

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.

 

This test and scoring procedure is different from previous tests for this job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may get a different score on this test.

 

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.