You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-050-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-050

ISSUED  MARCH 24, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Licensed Professional Geologist

14931

ST08

 

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

 

You will perform advanced professional work in the field of geology and hydrogeology, and take legal responsibility for the work products which includes conducting investigations, preparing analyses and conclusions, making recommendations to officials, delivering presentations and providing expert testimony at legal proceeding and hearings.  You also will develop statewide policies and procedures, and technical documents and reports; apply advanced geologic principles and practices to support various agency programs; and develop solutions to unique and complex geologic problems.

 

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 willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

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

 

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of a license as a Professional Geologist issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.  You must include your Professional Geologist license number on your application.

 

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driverís license.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The majority of Licensed Professional Geologist positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the following areas and counties:  California, Washington; Ebensburg, Cambria; Greensburg, Westmoreland; Harrisburg, Dauphin; Knox, Clarion; Meadville, Crawford; Moshannon, Centre; Norristown, Montgomery; Pittsburgh, Allegheny; Pottsville, Schuylkill; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne; Williamsport, Lycoming.  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 Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

Rachel Carson State Office Building

P.O. Box 2357

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internet:  www.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

 

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 this job title 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.

 

The test and scoring procedure are different from previous tests for this job title.  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. 2010-050-1 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. 2010-050-1 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

 

 

 

Internet:† www.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."