TEST ANNOUNCEMENT
NUMBER: 1993-444
REVISED:  MARCH 27, 2013

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State Civil Service Commission

Examinations

for

COUNTY CASEWORK SUPERVISOR

Exam.
No. 

Job Title

Job
Code

Pay
Schedule
and Range

1.

County Casework Supervisor

L0626

*

*Local government salaries vary. Contact the Personnel 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

This is professional social service work of a supervisory nature.  Employees supervise the provision of case management services to children, youth and families; persons with physical, mental and/or developmental disabilities; and others, to assist them in attaining a more satisfactory social, economic, emotional or physical adjustment.  The work involves supervising and training a small group of professional social service workers, paraprofessionals and clerical staff.  An employee may also carry a caseload.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

You may 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 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.

Some of the positions in this job title come under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.  If you are a final candidate for one of these positions, you will have to provide reports on your background from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about these requirements and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

Some of the positions in this job title come under the provisions of the Older Adults Protective Services Act.  If you are a final candidate for one of these positions, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and a final candidate but have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about this requirement and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

Minimum Requirements
Two years of professional experience in public or private social work and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education, which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

Clarification of Requirements
The equivalency statement under "Minimum Requirements" means that related advanced education may be substituted for a segment of the experience requirement and related experience may be substituted for required education, except for 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice or other related social sciences. Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

These positions are located throughout the state in County Children and Youth Agencies and Mental Health and Mental Retardation Offices.

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

There are no current positions or expected future job openings in Philadelphia.

Employment preference may be given to residents of the county where the jobs are located.

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the county where job openings occur.

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the County Children and Youth Program, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program or Housing Authority where you are interested in working. Refer to your local telephone directory for their numbers.

TESTING

The 2 hour written test will cover the following subject areas.

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Social Casework Principles and Techniques
Human Behavior
Principles and Practices of Supervision

35
35
  35  

TOTAL

105

The test will be given as soon as possible after applications are received.  The test will be held in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Civil Service offices, Monday through Friday.  To make an appointment for one of these locations, submit your completed paper application to the office where you wish to be tested or apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us.  The test will also be held on selected Saturdays at a variety of Statewide locations.  See the "Test Information" section of your application for details.

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

If your name is on an eligible list for these jobs 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 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

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 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."