You must submit Application Supplement No. 2008-118-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2008-118

ISSUED  JUNE 18, 2008

REVISED DECEMBER 4, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

AIR QUALITY ENGINEER AND ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range*

1.

 

Air Quality Engineering Specialist

14010

ST07

2.

 

Air Quality Engineer

14020

ST08

 

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.

 

*Contact the agency listed under the "Job Opportunities" section of this announcement for specific information on starting salaries.

 

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 perform environmental engineering work in the field of air quality to protect the environment and public health and safety. 

 

Duties may include interpreting and applying procedures and guidelines in the review of plan approvals and operating permit applications for air contamination sources;  conducting field studies and surveys including stack testing, ambient air monitoring, risk assessment and emissions monitoring; inspecting the operation and maintenance of facilities; recommending action on permit applications; preparing and presenting technical reports; and developing regulations, guidelines, standards, and procedures for the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of sources of air quality output.

 

Similar work is assigned to both job levels but assignments at the Engineer level are more complex, have greater impact, and are accomplished with more independence to determine the scope and soundness of investigations and recommendations.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are 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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information

 

Minimum Requirements

Air Quality Engineering Specialist - Successful completion of the training program for Air Quality Engineering Trainee; OR one year of professional experience in air quality engineering or environmental engineering, and a bachelorís degree in the field of engineering; OR two years of professional experience in air quality engineering or environmental 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 air quality engineering or environmental 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 chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

Air Quality Engineer - Two years as an Air Quality Engineering Specialist; OR three years of professional experience in air quality engineering or environmental engineering, and a bachelorís degree in the field of engineering; OR four years of professional experience in air quality engineering or environmental 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 three years of professional experience in air quality engineering or  environmental 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 chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
 
Conditions of Employment
For both job titles - Certain positions in this job will require possession of a valid Pennsylvania driverís license.
 
For Air Quality Engineer - Certain positions in this job will require possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.
 
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

 

Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Crawford, Dauphin, Luzerne, Lycoming and Montgomery Counties.

 

Lists created by these tests 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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 2357, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us/employment; E-mailDEPjobs@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.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2008-118-1 on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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. 2008-118-1 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 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."