You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-043-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-043

ISSUED   MARCH 10, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

GEOLOGIC SCIENTISTS

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Geologic Scientist, DCNR

14922

ST07

2.

Senior Geologic Scientist, DCNR

14932

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.

 

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

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Geologic Scientists, DCNR participate in studies, investigations, preparation of reports, specialized mapping assignments, and dissemination of information regarding Pennsylvania geologic resources such as groundwater, energy, minerals, geologic hazards, or other aspects of geology or landscapes. 

 

You will assist senior scientists in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting geologic data to determine mineralogy and petrology, and create geologic maps or reports associated with the quality and quantity of groundwater and its glow paths, coal, coal bed methane, natural gas, and petroleum bearing rock; minerals; sink holes and landslides; and naturally occurring elements.

 

Senior Geologic Scientists, DCNR perform work as described above at higher technical levels, are responsible for complete studies and investigations, and may serve as project leaders.

 

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.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character, and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

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

 

Necessary Special Requirement - For Both Job Titles

You must have a valid driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Geologic Scientist, DCNR - One year as a Geologic Trainee; OR possession of a license as a professional geologist issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR two years of experience in professional geologic work, and a bachelorís degree in geology. 

 

Senior Geologic Scientist, DCNR - Two years as a Geologic Scientist, DCNR; OR possession of a license as a professional geologist issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR three years of professional geologic work and a bachelorís degree in geology. 

 

Clarification of Requirements - For Both Job Titles

Graduate study in the field of geology may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Geologic Scientists are employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  There are 5 Geologic Scientist positions, and 13 Senior Geologic Scientist positions in DCNR.  Typically, there are 1-2 positions filled each year.

 

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

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Bureau of Human Resources

7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 8768

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768

Telephone:  (717) 787-8737

Internet:  www.dcnr.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.

 

These lists will replace any previous lists.

 

Although this test is similar to the previous test, the scoring procedure is different for these job titles.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on this test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-043-1 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. 2010-043-1 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."