You must list your physical therapy license no. issued by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy in Section 9 of the application.


NUMBER  2007-936

ISSUED   AUGUST 17, 2007



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission








Completing the Application Supplement is the test.






Job Titles








Licensed Physical Therapist





Chief Physical Therapist




When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  In order to add job titles after you have submitted an application for this announcement, you will need to complete and submit a new application.




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.




Licensed Physical Therapists administer medically-prescribed physical therapy techniques in the treatment of physical disabilities.  The work includes planning, organizing and conducting treatment programs, evaluating their effectiveness, and interpreting and documenting patients’ progress.


Chief Physical Therapists plan, manage, coordinate, evaluate, and integrate all physical therapy services.  The work includes developing policies and procedures, and supervising a staff of Licensed Physical Therapists, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistants or Physical Therapy Aides.




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


If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 


After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.


Necessary Special Requirements (Both job titles)

Possession of a license to practice physical therapy issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy.


Minimum Experience Requirements

Licensed Physical Therapist – No experience is required.


Chief Physical Therapist - One year as a Licensed Physical Therapist; OR two years of experience as a professional physical therapist.


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.





Most positions at both levels are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare at state centers and hospitals throughout the Commonwealth.  One Licensed Physical Therapist position is located at the Hiram G. Andrews Center operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry located in Johnstown, Cambria County.  Typically 1 or 2 positions are filled annually.


Lists created by this these tests 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building - Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068;;; OR the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1418, 651 Boas St., Harrisburg, PA 17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374;




Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you possess the Necessary Special Requirement and the Minimum Experience Requirement.  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 disqualification.


If you are found ineligible, you may reapply when you meet the Necessary Special Requirement and the Minimum Experience Requirement.


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.




Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.


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




Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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:



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




PA CareerLink offices




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."