TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2009-031

REVISED JULY 1, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALISTS AND SUPERVISOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Natural Resource Specialist

54900

MA07

2.

Natural Resource Program Specialist

54910

MA08

3.

Natural Resource Program Supervisor

54920

MA09

 

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.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Natural Resource Specialist - You will develop, implement and evaluate programs; collect, compile and analyze data; develop project scopes, environmental reviews, and feasibility studies; provide technical guidance to field personnel; and plan and conduct training courses and workshops.

 

Natural Resource Program Specialist - You will review proposed legislation for impact on programs and make recommendations for support, non-support or changes; develop and recommend goals, objectives and priorities to senior staff; develop, recommend, implement and evaluate programs; establish performance indicators; conduct evaluations of the implementation of field programs and prepare reports of findings; develop and conduct feasibility studies; evaluate training needs of staff and conduct training; prepare and deliver speeches to various organizations; and draft, present and finalize educational and informational material.

 

Natural Resource Program Supervisor - You will supervise the activities of staff engaged in the planning, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of natural resource programs designed to manage, protect, conserve and enhance natural resources in Pennsylvania.  Work involves developing long and short range goals, objectives, and priorities; directing the evaluation of field programs; developing and presenting reports on program effectiveness; conducting program evaluations; determining need for new or revised programs; reviewing recommendations on draft legislation; and overseeing and reviewing the development of program performance indicators and evaluations of implementation of field programs.

 

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 must be 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

Natural Resource Specialist - Two years of professional experience in the development and management of a natural resource program and a bachelorís degree in parks and recreation, environmental resources management, wildlife biology, wildlife management, forestry, ecology or closely related natural resource major; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Natural Resource Program Specialist - One year of experience as a Natural Resource Specialist; OR three years of professional experience in the development and management of a natural resource program and a bachelorís degree in parks and recreation, environmental resources management, wildlife biology, wildlife management, forestry, ecology or closely related natural resource major; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Natural Resource Program Supervisor - One year of experience as a Natural Resource Program Specialist; OR four years of professional experience in the development and management of a natural resource program and a bachelorís degree in parks and recreation, environmental resources management, wildlife biology, wildlife management, forestry, ecology or closely related natural resource major; 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

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has 5 filled Natural Resource Specialist positions in Cameron, Centre and Dauphin counties with 1 vacancy in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  There are 5 filled Natural Resource Program Specialists in Butler, Dauphin and Lycoming Counties with 1 vacancy in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  There are 9 filled Natural Resource Program Supervisor positions in Allegheny, Bucks, Dauphin, Lackawanna, and Philadelphia Counties.

 

Lists created by 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:  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; Internetwww.dcnr.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 Ĺ hours to complete the test.

 

The test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Natural Resource Conservation

20

Outdoor Recreation

15

Reading Comprehension

10

Interpersonal Relationships

20

Written Communication

15

TOTAL

80

Planning and Management (Program Specialist/Program Supervisor only)

 

15

TOTAL

95

 

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 Commissionís 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 ďNotice of Examination Results.Ē  A new application is required for a retest.

 

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 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."