You must list your Pennsylvania Surveyor license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-992

ISSUED   AUGUST 17, 2007

REVISED DECEMBER 4, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

SURVEYORS

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Surveyor 1

12290

MA07

2.

Surveyor 2

12300

MA08

 

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.

 

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.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Surveyor 1 – You will plan, coordinate, direct and review the activities of survey corps engaged in surveying activities.  Duties include researching and compiling legal documents, establishing and setting survey procedures, collecting survey data, and setting and marking boundary lines; downloading, reducing and computing data to produce maps and drawings; writing property descriptions for deeds, leases, and other documents; and serving as an expert witness during court proceedings.

 

Surveyor 2 – You will organize, direct, plan and coordinate the strategic efforts of employees in a survey unit.  Duties include planning, organizing and directing surveying activities; consulting with engineering employees, right-of-way administrators, realtors, attorneys and the general public; providing for training of staff; participating in field investigations; attending meetings; providing for the relocation of public utility facilities; approving/disapproving survey cost estimates and invoices; and reviewing, sealing and signing survey plans.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

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

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Both Job Titles - Possession of a registered surveyor’s license as issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, or possession of a registered surveyor’s license obtained in another public jurisdiction under requirements which are at least equal to those of Pennsylvania.

 

Minimum Requirements

Surveyor 1 – One year as a Surveyor Technician Supervisor; OR 5 years of responsible surveying work, including 1 year as a chief of party of a wide variety of surveying assignments; and graduation from high school.  An Associate Degree in surveying or engineering technology may be substituted for 1 year or non-specialized experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Surveyor 2 - One year as a Surveyor 1; OR 7 years of responsible experience in a wide variety of surveying assignments, including 3 years in a supervisory capacity; and graduation from high school.  An Associate Degree in surveying or engineering technology may be substituted for 1 year of non-supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Surveyor 1 – Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Departments of General Services, Conservation and Natural Resources, the Fish and Boat Commission and the Game Commission in Centre, Clearfield, Bedford, Berks, Dauphin, Luzerne and Venango Counties.

 

Surveyor 2 – Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Departments of General Services, Transportation, and in the Fish and Boat Commission in Allegheny, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Dauphin, Fayette, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montgomery and Venango Counties.

 

Opportunities for employment may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Human Resources, 2001 Elmerton

Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797; Telephone:  (717) 787-7836;

Internetwww.pgc.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Human Resources Division,

P.O. Box 67000, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000;

Telephone:  (717) 705-7820; Internetwww.fish.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Bureau of Human Resources

Office, Room 509, North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17125; Telephone: 

(717) 787-6679; Internetwww.dgs.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources,

P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-5710;

Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of

Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building - 7th Floor,

Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737;

Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources; E-maildcnrjobs@pa.gov

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements and Necessary Special Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.  You must provide your Pennsylvania Surveyor license number and expiration date in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your Application for Employment/Promotion. 

 

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

 

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:

 

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."