TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2009-139

ISSUED  JULY 29, 2013

REVISED APRIL 3, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

SINGLE COUNTY AUTHORITY (SCA) DRUG AND ALCOHOL

PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE

(Local Government)

 

Exam

No.

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

SCA Drug and Alcohol Program Representative

(Local Government)

L0721

*

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

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 out veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will conduct quality assurance reviews of administration, prevention, intervention, treatment and treatment-related county providers to ensure contractual compliance.  Work includes monitoring subcontracts, performing on-site assessments, preparing reports, and reviewing and approving corrective action plans for contractors’ deficiencies, and making recommendations for continuous quality improvement.  You will serve as a resource contact and provide advice to providers on fiscal, programmatic performance, contract compliance, quality care and other state requirements. 

 

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 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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Two years of professional experience providing direct social services, case management services, program planning, program monitoring, program evaluation, allied health services, or quality assurance services in a social services agency; and a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences, or public health or human services administration, or a closely related field.  Graduate course work in the behavioral sciences, or public health or human services administration may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience; OR four years of professional experience providing direct social services, case management services, program planning, program monitoring, program evaluation, allied health services, or quality assurance services in a social services agency; and an associate’s degree including or supplemented by eighteen credits in the behavioral sciences, or public health or human services administration.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

SCA Drug and Alcohol Program Representatives are hired in Blair, Chester, Dauphin, Montgomery and Allegheny counties. 

 

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 the office of the local government program where you are interested in working (located in the telephone directory under “Government/County”) or the

 

Pennsylvania Office of Administration

Bureau of Human Resources

Executive Offices

508B Finance Building

613 North Street

Harrisburg, PA  17120

Telephone:  (717) 783-5446

Internet:  www.ddap.pa.gov

 

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 1/2 hours to complete the test. 

 

The test will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Substance Abuse

25

Data Collection and Analysis

15

Program Planning and Budgeting

15

Computer Use

15

Effective Working Relationships

15

Written Communication

15

TOTAL

100

 

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 Commission’s 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 “Notice of Examination Results.” A new application is required for a retest.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

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 office of the local government program where you are interested in working (see the local telephone directory under “Government/County”) or 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."