TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-951

ISSUED   JULY 20, 2007

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MINING ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Mining Engineering Specialist

13610

S7

 

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 perform professional mining engineering work.  You will review the mining engineering aspects of permit applications, mine plans and/or mine site restoration plans; investigate subsidence damage to structures and property to determine validity of claims and method of repair; prepare or review technical reports; perform engineering calculations; prepare or review drawings; and design engineering components of mine related projects.  You will also participate in the investigation of complaints of mining hazards, mining accidents and other mine emergencies; and participate in public meetings and conferences to explain applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

 

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.

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

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.

 

Condition of Employment

Certain positions may require possession of a valid driver's license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of the training program for Mining Engineering Trainee; OR

one year of professional experience in mining engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering; OR two years of professional experience in mining engineering, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR one year of professional experience in mining engineering, and possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

Graduate study in mining engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

Clarification of Requirements

If you are attempting to qualify under the second option above, and your bachelor’s degree is not in mining engineering, you must submit a copy of your college transcript (see address in “How To Apply”).  Twenty-four credit hours in mining engineering, regardless of the major, are considered qualifying.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are currently 9 Mining Engineering Specialist filled positions in the Department of Environmental Protection.  Positions may exist at Central Office in Harrisburg (Dauphin County) or at the following District Mining Offices:  Coal Center (Washington County), Ebensburg (Cambria County), Greensburg (Westmoreland County), Knox (Clarion County), Philipsburg (Centre County), Pottsville (Schuylkill County) and Uniontown (Fayette 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 Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 2357

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internet:  www.depweb.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.  Be sure to list your experience and training on your application.  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 3 months from the date of your “Notice of Examination Results.”  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.

 

The test and scoring procedure are different from previous tests for this job code.  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

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcript if you are attempting to qualify under the second option of the Minimum Requirements, and your degree is not in mining engineering.  Print your name and social security number at the top of the transcript and mail it to the address above.

 

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."