TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2005-667

ISSUED   DECEMBER 23, 2005

REVISED  OCTOBER 9, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

SECURITY OFFICER 1

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Security Officer 1

74710

ST03*

 

*Most Security Officers work 40 hours a week.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) 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 Commissionís 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 protect state property and maintain security at state buildings, institutions and surrounding areas.  You will also protect property or persons from fire, theft, trespass or other hazards; patrol assigned areas; enforce parking regulations and assist visitors.  Most security officers are required to drive state-owned vehicles.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Offers of employment to positions which require operation of a vehicle will be made only if you possess a valid driverís license; a commercial driverís license may be required for certain positions.  Indicate your driverís license number in the appropriate section of the first page of your application.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

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 a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Services 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 have not been a resident of Pennsylvania 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. 

 

Some of the positions in this job title will require you to undergo a medical examination after you receive a conditional offer of employment.

 

Minimum Requirement

You must pass the test.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Security Officers are employed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare, General Services, and Labor and Industry.  Positions are in Harrisburg (Dauphin County); and throughout the state.  Most positions are in state hospitals and youth development centers.  About 10 vacancies are filled annually. 

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building Ė Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 7105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Room 512, North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17125; Telephone:  (717) 705-6919; Internetwww.dgs.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building Ė 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 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Subject Areas

Number of

Questions

 

 

Custodial Ė Security Work

20

 

 

Interpersonal Relationships

20

 

 

Written Communications - Effective Expression

15

 

 

Reading Comprehension

15

 

 

Total

70

 

 

The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh 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 test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job 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

 

Complete your application on the Commissionís 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:

 

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."