You must submit Application Supplement No. 2008-091-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2008-091

REVISED  JULY 1, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEERS (TRANSPORTATION)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range*

1.

Senior Civil Engineer (Transportation)

1113T

S8

2.

Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor (Transportation)

1114T

MA08

 

*Contact the agency listed under the “JOB OPPORTUNITIES” section of this announcement for specific information on starting salaries.

 

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 www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will work in one of the areas of transportation engineering, e.g., traffic control, materials and testing, construction and maintenance, or design.  Duties may include recommending traffic signaling, speed limits or passing zones; investigating and analyzing unstable foundations or solid-rock slope failures; inspecting materials and workmanship at project sites for compliance with contract requirements and departmental standards; performing highway design studies; or preparing and/or reviewing preliminary designs.

 

Senior Civil Engineers work on projects within the constraints imposed by developmental engineering standards, available funding and deadlines.  They may have overall project accountability.  Assignments often require selection of courses of action for which well established guidelines are not available.

 

Senior Civil Engineer Supervisors are responsible for supervising other engineers, technicians and/or construction inspectors.  Work involves supervising and performing preliminary engineering studies, location or foundation investigations, review of plans and specifications, or serving as construction engineer on large and complex projects.

 

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 these job titles.

 

Condition of Employment

Certain positions will require possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Both Job Titles:  Two years of professional civil engineering experience in transportation, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline; OR five years of civil engineering experience in transportation, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, and an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related engineering discipline; OR six years of civil engineering experience in transportation, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; 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

 

There are 55 Senior Civil Engineer (Transportation) and 204 Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor (Transportation) filled positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  These positions are in Harrisburg (Central Office) and in the 11 District Offices listed below.

 

Approximately 20 vacancies are expected to be filled within the next 12-18 months.  The job titles and locations of these vacancies have yet to be determined.

 

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

The following is a list of District Offices and a list of counties within each district:

 

District Office

Location

 

Counties within each District

Allentown

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

Bridgeville

Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Clearfield

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

Dunmore

Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Harrisburg

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

Hollidaysburg

Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

Indiana

Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

King of Prussia

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

Montoursville

Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union

Oil City

Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

Uniontown

Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

 

Current telephone numbers of the District Offices are in the local telephone directories listed under “Government Offices – State.”

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Human Resource offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Districts or the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 3789, Harrisburg, PA  17105-3789; Telephone:  (717) 787-6887; Internetwww.dot.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  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 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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 this job title.  If you have taken the test before, you may get a different score on this test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2008-091-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2008-091-1 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 Resource 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."