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					 State Civil Service Commission




Bachelor’s
DEGREE
           Careers

                  Fall/Winter 2011-2012


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                                                                                                             who hold a bachelor’s degree in a specific
P.O. Box 569                         Allentown, PA 18109                                                     discipline with no related work experience.
Harrisburg, PA 17108                                                              Journey to                 Note: Be sure to also check out the
Phone (717) 783-3058                 Erie Test Center                             a Career………..…….2          Associate’s Degree Careers booklet to
Text Telephone (717) 772-2685*       155 West 8th Street, Suite LL1                                          view additional open job titles for which only
                                     Erie, PA 16501                               Jobs for                   an associate’s degree in a specific discipline
Philadelphia                                                                      Any Major…………3-4           is required. Many job titles offer multiple
110 North 8th Street                 Johnstown Test Center                                                   methods to qualify based on certain
Suite 503                            at the Hiram G. Andrews Center               Open                       combinations of education and experience.
Philadelphia, PA 19107               727 Goucher Street                           Examinations……4-19         You are encouraged to apply for all job titles
Phone (215) 560-2253                 Johnstown, PA 15905                                                     for which you qualify, based on your own
Text Telephone (215) 560-4367*                                                    Benefits……………...9          unique combination of education and
                                     Lock Haven Test Center                                                  experience.
Pittsburgh                           8 North Grove Street                         Important Links.......20
411 7th Avenue                       Lock Haven, PA 17745                                                    At the time of application, Pennsylvania
Room 410                                                                                                     residency is required if not otherwise noted.
                                                                                  How to
Pittsburgh, PA 15219                 Scranton Test Center                         Apply…………….….21            Salaries and benefits for local government
Phone (412) 565-7666                 at the Lackawanna County PA CareerLink                                  positions vary by county. For specific
Text Telephone (412) 565-2484*       135 Franklin Avenue                                                     compensation information, please contact
                                     Scranton, PA 18503                                                      the individual county offices.

* Text telephones provide access                                                                             The Commonwealth is continuously
to telephone communication for       If you have questions about testing at one                              searching for people with bilingual skills. Be
deaf/hard-of-hearing callers only.   of these locations, call (717) 787-2935.                                sure to indicate if you are bilingual on each
                                                                                                             of your applications.

                            Prepared by:
                  State Civil Service Commission
                  Bureau of Employment Services
                          Revised 8/2011
         Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer
                      supporting workforce diversity.
         Sandra Tosca, P.E., District Executive
                                                                           Corrections Employment and Vocational Assistant        $33,995
   Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
                                                                           Minimum Requirements– Four years of college-level courses.
                 Engineering District 3-0
                                                                           Corrections Records Specialist                         $34,593
                              Sandra Tosca graduated in 1987 from          -listed under “Records Specialists and Supervisors”
                          Bucknell University with a Bachelor of           Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level courses.
                          Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Her
                          career with PennDOT began in 1987 as a           Employment Interviewer                                 $33,995
                          Civil Engineer Trainee at Engineering District
                                                                           This examination is projected to open in the near future.
                          3-0 in Montoursville. During the one year
                          trainee program she was given several            Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.
                          opportunities to work on diverse projects,       Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level courses.
                          including the inspection of the sub-surface
                          grouting operation for Lewisburg River Bridge    Income Maintenance Caseworker                           $38,475
replacement project. Her inspection assignment on this project later       Minimum Requirements- Any bachelor’s degree.
became the topic for both her master’s thesis and a presentation at an
international conference.                                                  LCB Licensing Technician 2                              $33,995
    A focus in her career development was to gain diverse experience       (Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level
to prepare her for different leadership roles. Upon completing her
                                                                           also)
trainee program she worked several years as a project manager. In
1990, she became Environmental Manager and helped develop the              Minimum Requirements- Four years of college-level training.
foundation for a statewide wetland banking agreement. In 1995, she
was promoted to the Bridge Safety Program Engineer where she was           Management Technician                                   $33,995
responsible for the inspection and safety of just over 2,900                         Apply no later than November 5, 2011.
state-owned bridges.                                                       Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level training.
    During this time, the 1996 flood had hit which caused significant
road and bridge damage statewide. As she reflected on that time, “It       Parole Agent 1                                            $41,428
was one of the turning points in my career development, learning how       Minimum Requirements- Any bachelor’s degree.
to manage and provide leadership during a disaster.”
                                                                           Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania
    From 1997 to 2006 she took advantage of an opportunity to work
in the maintenance area of PennDOT and held many positions,                driver’s license.
including the Director of Bureau of Maintenance and Operations in          Please Note: The minimum experience and training requirements
Central Office.                                                            may be changing in the near future.
    During her time in maintenance, her passion for pavement
management led to the development of tools and processes which             Real Estate Technician                                 $33,995
were shared statewide and at several national GIS conferences.             Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level courses.
    Currently, Sandra is the only female District Executive in
PennDOT. She provides leadership to the 1,018 employees in                 Real Estate Specialist                                  $38,475
Engineering District 3-0 and is responsible for the management of
                                                                           Minimum Requirements- Any bachelor’s degree.
2,900 state-owned bridges and 4,500 miles of state-owned highways,
and the management of an average annual budget of $250 million.
                                                                           Residential Program Supervisor       Salary varies by county
                                                                           (Local Government)
                                                                           Minimum Requirements- Four years of college-level training.

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                                                                            Auditor 1                                                       $38,475
                                                                            Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in accounting,
                                                                            finance, or a closely-related field that includes 15 credits in
                                                                            accounting.

                                                                            Auditor Team Leader                                             $43,932
Retirement System Regional Representative, PSERS $43,932                    Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in accounting,
This examination is projected to open in the near future.                   finance, or a closely-related field that includes 15 credits in
Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.                accounting.
Minimum Requirements- Any bachelor’s degree.
                                                                            Audit Specialist 1                                              $36,264
Veterans Employment Representative 1                       $33,995          -listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level training.                Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
Necessary Special Requirement- Completion of service in a branch of         supplemented by 18 credits in accounting and auditing.
the United States Armed Forces, separated with honorable conditions
as outlined by federal guidelines.                                          Descriptive Statistician 1                                     $38,475
                                                                            -listed under “Statisticians”
                                                                            Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
                                                                            supplemented by 12 semester hours of coursework in statistical
                                                                            theory and methods or in courses placing major emphasis on the
Accountant 1                                                    $36,264     application of statistical methods to specific subject matter.
-listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is               Financial Programs Trainee                                      $32,039
supplemented by 15 credits in accounting.                                   -listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
                                                                            Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
Accountant 1 (Public Utility Commission)                        $38,475     supplemented by 12 credits in accounting.
-listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is               Fiscal Technician - Supervisory
supplemented by 15 credits in accounting.                                                           $33,995 (State)/*Salary varies by county
                                                                            (Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for Fiscal
Administration and Management Trainee                         $33,995       Technician also)
This examination is projected to open in the near future.                   (State and *Local Government)
Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.                -listed under “Fiscal Occupations”
-listed under “Administrative Trainees”                                     Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in accounting,
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes 15                  economics, finance, or business administration.
credits in public administration, business administration, information
technology, or a related area.

Associate Financial Institutions Examiner                       $38,475
-listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with a major in                    Most students may apply up to seven months before completion of
finance or accounting or in a business-related major such as
                                                                               their degree. Take civil service tests while finishing school to be
marketing, business administration, or economics, which includes
nine credits in accounting.                                                                ready for employment after graduation!


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                                                                            Revenue Tax Auditor Trainee                                     $38,475
                                                                            -listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
                                                                            Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a
                                                                            closely-related field that includes 24 credits in accounting.

                                                                            SERS Retirement Counselor Trainee                               $36,264
Fixed Utility Financial Analyst Trainee                     $38,475         Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in communications,
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                        human resources, business administration, business management,
coursework in accounting, economics, finance, or business                   psychology, or labor relations; or any degree with a combination of
administration that includes or is supplemented by 15 credits in            18 credits in accounting, advertising, auditing, business law,
finance-related coursework.                                                 communication studies, counseling, finance, journalism, labor
                                                                            economics, macro/micro economics, marketing, money and banking,
Insurance Company Examiner Trainee                              $38,475
                                                                            mathematics, personnel/human resource administration, public
-listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
                                                                            finance, public speaking, political science, sociology, or statistics.
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in finance,
accounting, economics, or business administration that includes 12
credits in accounting.

Mass Transit Analyst Trainee                                   $33,995
This examination is projected to open in the near future.
Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.
-listed under “Administrative Trainees”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes 15
credits in public administration, business administration, information
technology, or a related area.

Public Utility Auditor Trainee                                  $38,475
-listed under “Accountants/Auditors/Examiners (Entry-Level Professional)”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
supplemented by 24 credits in accounting.

Retirement Benefits Specialist                               $36,264
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in communications,
human resources, business administration, business management,              Statistical Analyst                                          $38,475
psychology, labor relations, or any degree with a combination of 18         -listed under “Statisticians”
credits in accounting, auditing, business law, communication studies,       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor's degree in statistics or
counseling, finance, journalism, labor economics, macro/micro               mathematics, including or supplemented by completion of 12
economics, marketing, money and banking, personnel/human                    semester hours of coursework in statistical theory and methods or in
resource administration, public finance, public speaking, political         courses placing major emphasis on the application of statistical
science, sociology, and statistics.                                         methods to specific subject matter fields.

Retirement Technician Supervisor                            $38,475         Unemployment Compensation Tax Agent                            $43,932
Minimum Requirements- An associate’s degree and one year of                 Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes 18
technical experience in a pension system or related occupational area       credits in finance and accounting, of which at least six credits are in
applying mathematical formulas and principles; or completion of at          accounting.
least 90 college credits with major coursework in mathematics,
statistics, accounting, or finance.
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Applications Developer 2                                $50,152
(Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level
also)
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in any information
technology field.

County Database Analyst                      Salary varies by county
(Local Government)
-listed under “Local Government Information Technology Occupations”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes 18
                                                                         With a medical benefits package           •Employment
credits in computer science; management, computer, or business
                                                                         equaling nearly 30% of your annual        Opportunities Statewide
information systems; or a closely-related field.
                                                                         salary, occupational mobility, and
County Distributed Systems Specialist                                    generous paid leave, our benefits are     •Competitive Salaries
(Local Government)                         Salary varies by county       excellent! There are also numerous
-listed under “Local Government Information Technology Occupations”      opt-in benefits available like deferred   •Promotional
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with 18 or more                compensation and discounted group         Opportunities
credits in any computer/information technology field.                    rates for auto insurance; however,
                                                                         these are just a few offerings            •Paid Vacation
County Information Technology Generalist 2                               available for you to enjoy as a state
(Local Government)                          Salary varies by county      employee.                                 •Paid Sick Leave
(Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level
also)                                                                                                              •Paid Holidays
-listed under “Local Government Information Technology Occupations”
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes 18                                                         •Liberal Retirement/
credits in computer science; management, computer, or business                                                     Pension Plan
information systems; or a closely-related field.                                                                   (Including Optional
                                                                                                                   Deferred Compensation
Database Analyst                                      $50,152                                                      Plan)
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in any information
technology field.                                                                                                  •Group Life Insurance

Information Technology Generalist 2                   $50,152                                                      •Comprehensive Health
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in any information                                                       Insurance Program that
technology field.                                                                                                  also includes:
                                                                                                                         Prescription Plan
Network Specialist 1                                         $43,932
                                                                                                                         Vision Care Plan
Minimum Requirements- One year of experience providing
                                                                                                                         Dental Care Plan
information technology support services including hardware and
                                                                                                                         Hearing Aid Plan
software installation, operation, and maintenance within a network
environment, and an associate's degree in any information
technology field; or a bachelor’s degree in any information technology
field.
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Business Occupations Teacher - Correction Education                    Air Quality Engineering Trainee                              $49,056
Contact the Department of Corrections at 717-975-4861 for              Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a
details on salary.                                                     degree that includes 24 credits in any type of engineering.
(Full-time and Part-time Positions)                                    Condition of Employment- Certain positions in this job require a valid
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in business                  Pennsylvania driver’s license.
education, office technologies, secretarial sciences, or a related
business education field that includes successful completion of a      Chemist 1                                                    $38,475
teaching practicum approved by the degree-granting institution.        Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or a
                                                                       degree that includes 30 credits in chemistry or biochemistry.
Corrections Activities Specialist                           $43,981    Condition of Employment- Certain positions in this job require a valid
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                   Pennsylvania driver’s license.
coursework in recreation and physical education, therapeutic
recreation, physical education, recreation and parks management,       Civil Engineer Trainee                                        $49,056
community recreation, health and physical education, or recreation     Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
and leisure studies.                                                   or a closely-related field that includes major coursework in civil
                                                                       engineering. PA residency is NOT required.
Rehabilitation Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
                                                             $43,932   Construction Cost Technician 2                               $33,995
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation            This examination is projected to open in the near future.
teaching of the blind or visually impaired. PA residency is NOT        Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.
required.                                                              Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in architectural
                                                                       engineering technology, building construction technology, civil
Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Vocational Instructor
                                                                       engineering technology, construction materials technology, drafting
Contact the Department of Labor and Industry at
                                                                       and design technology, electrical engineering technology, or
717-783-1290 for details on salary
                                                                       mechanical engineering technology.
-listed under “Vocational Rehabilitation Instructors”
(English) (Life Skills) (Mathematics) (Reading)
                                                                       Environmental Education Specialist                            $38,475
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in elementary or
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in environmental
special education.
                                                                       education, education, the natural sciences, social sciences, or parks
                                                                       and recreation.

                                                                       Environmental Engineering Trainee                             $49,056
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in the field of
                                                                       environmental engineering, or in any engineering field that includes
                                                                       or is supplemented by nine credits in environmental engineering.
                                                                       Condition of Employment- Certain positions in this job will require a
                                                                       valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.




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                                                                          Highway Drafter                                                $33,995
                                                                          Minimum Requirements- One year of experience in highway
                                                                          drafting and detailing assignments including six months of CADD
                                                                          experience or training and an associate's degree in civil engineering,
                                                                          drafting, design technology, surveying technology, architectural
                                                                          technology, cartography, or similar fields that include drafting,
Environmental Projects Construction Inspector Supervisor                  mechanical design, or CADD coursework; or a bachelor’s degree in
                                                            $36,264       drafting, surveying, engineering, or a closely-related field including or
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                      supplemented by six months of CADD experience or a minimum of
coursework in architecture, civil, building construction,                 two courses in CADD.
transportation, water resources, sanitary engineering, or engineering
technology.                                                               Highway Draftsman-Designer                                     $38,475
Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania         Minimum Requirements- Two years of experience in highway
driver’s license.                                                         drafting and detailing assignments including six months of CADD
                                                                          experience or training and an associate’s degree in civil engineering,
Environmental Trainee                                        $33,995      drafting, design technology, surveying technology, architectural
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                      technology, cartography, or similar fields that include drafting,
coursework in an appropriate physical or biological science or a          mechanical design, or CADD coursework; or a bachelor’s degree in
closely-related environmental field.                                      drafting, surveying, engineering, or a closely-related field including or
Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania         supplemented by six months of CADD experience or a minimum of
driver’s license.                                                         two courses in CADD.

Fixed Utility Valuation Engineer Trainee                        $49,056   Land Research Survey Technician                                 $33,995
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                      -listed under “Survey Technicians”
coursework in valuation engineering or other engineering discipline       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in surveying,
related to public or private utility generation; collection and           drafting, design, civil, or any other field of engineering technology.
distribution systems, such as civil, sanitary, petroleum, electrical,     Necessary Special Requirement – Possession of a valid Pennsylvania
natural gas, industrial, mining, or mechanical engineering;               driver’s license.
engineering science; or engineering design and economic evaluation.
                                                                          Mining Engineering Trainee                                     $49,056
Forester                                                    $38,475
                                                                          Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in mining
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree program in forest
                                                                          engineering or a closely-related field that includes or is supplemented
technology, forestry, forest management, urban forestry, forest
                                                                          by major coursework in mining engineering. PA residency is NOT
science, or agroforestry recognized by the Society of American
                                                                          required.
Foresters.
                                                                          Condition of Employment- Certain positions may require possession
Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania
                                                                          of a valid driver’s license.
driver’s license.

Geologic Trainee                                             $38,475      Park Manager Trainee                                          $32,039
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in geology or a                 Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in parks and
closely-related field including or supplemented by 30 credits hours in    recreation, forestry, engineering, related natural sciences, or
geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering              landscape architecture.
geology, or other appropriate geology courses.                            Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania
Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania         driver’s license.
driver’s license.

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                                                                         Transportation Construction Inspector                        $33,995
                                                                         Minimum Requirements- One year of construction inspection work
                                                                         that required reading and interpreting plans and specifications and an
                                                                         associate’s degree in an appropriate engineering technology; or a
                                                                         bachelor’s degree with major coursework in engineering or
Photogrammetry Technician 2                                 $33,995      engineering technology.
(Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level
also)                                                                    Utility Relocation Technician                                 $33,995
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in an engineering              Minimum Requirements- One year of progressively responsible
technology area that includes major coursework in photogrammetry,        technical experience in utility relocation work and an associate’s
surveying, or civil engineering. PA residency is NOT required.           degree in surveying, civil engineering, a design and drafting
                                                                         technology, architectural engineering or design, construction
Roadway Programs Specialist                                 $36,988      technology, or energy technology; or a bachelor’s degree in one of
                 Apply no later than December 17, 2011.                  the aforementioned majors.
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in business
administration, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a
related civil engineering field.

Roadway Programs Technician 2                                 $33,995
(Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level
                                                                         Agriculture Products Inspection Technician                      $33,995
also)
                                                                         Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in food technology,
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in business
                                                                         chemistry, sanitation, bacteriology, agriculture, agricultural science,
administration, computer science, highway engineering technology,
                                                                         animal science, biochemistry, biology, dairy science, dairy
surveying, drafting and design, civil or construction engineering
                                                                         technology, food science, microbiology, nutrition, or public health.
technology, economics, or finance.
                                                                         Claims Investigation Agent                                     $38,475
Survey Technician                                              $33,995
                                                                         This examination is projected to open in the near future.
Minimum Requirements- One year of experience as a member of a
                                                                         Please visit our website, www.scsc.state.pa.us, for details.
survey corps, which included duties operating both standard and
                                                                         Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in pre-law, criminal
electronic surveying instruments, and an associate's degree in
                                                                         justice, police science, police administration, paralegal, law
surveying, drafting, design, civil, or any other appropriate field of
                                                                         enforcement, or criminology.
engineering technology; or a bachelor's degree in surveying, drafting,
design, or engineering.                                                  Domestic Animal Health Inspector                                $38,475
Condition of Employment- Certain positions may require possession        Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in biology,
of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.                                animal science, dairy science, poultry science, or a closely-related
                                                                         field with at least 16 credits in animal science.
Traffic Control Technician                                   $33,995
                                                                         Necessary Special Requirement- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major
                                                                         Class C driver’s license. Possession of current certification as a
coursework in mathematics, statistics, civil engineering technology,
                                                                         Poultry Technician or the ability to gain certification during the
or one of the following engineering technologies: highway drafting
                                                                         probationary period.
and design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering,
construction materials, mechanical design, surveying, engineering,       Forensic DNA Scientist Trainee                                 $38,475
highway engineering, computer aided drafting and design, traffic         Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology,
engineering, transportation planning and engineering, and                forensic science, or a closely-related physical or natural science that
information technology.                                                  includes a minimum of 16 credits in chemistry and three credits each
                                                                         in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.
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                                                                          Microbiologist 1                                              $38,475
                                                                          Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in microbiology, or a
                                                                          bachelor’s degree that includes 20 credits in microbiology, cellular
                                                                          biology, molecular biology, or bacteriology, and 12 credits in
Forensic Scientist Trainee                                     $38,475    chemistry or biochemistry.
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology,          Condition of Employment- Certain positions will require possession of
forensic science, or a closely-related physical or natural science that   a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and the successful completion of
includes a minimum of 16 credits in chemistry.                            a background risk assessment check.

Plant Industry Field Technician                                $30,122    Registry Specialist                                            $41,428
Minimum Requirements- An associate’s degree in one of the                 Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree and a certificate in
agricultural or biological sciences and one year of experience in plant   Health Information Administration (HIA) from an accredited program.
pest control activities in the production and care of plants. A           PA residency is NOT required.
bachelor’s degree in agronomy, biology, botany, entomology,               Necessary Special Requirement- Current (registration) certification as
forestry, general agriculture, genetics, horticulture, landscape          a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) with the
architecture, marine biology, microbiology, plant pathology, plant        American Health Information Management Association or eligibility for
science, or zoology may be substituted for the one year of required       certification. Applicants who are eligible to take the examination for
experience.                                                               (registration) certification as a Registered Health Information
                                                                          Administrator with the American Health Information Management
Seed Analyst 1                                             $38,475        Association will be accepted pending (registration) certification, which
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with major                      must occur within 18 months after employment.
coursework in agronomy, botany, horticulture, or plant science.

Surface Mine Conservation Inspector                            $38,475
Minimum Requirements- Three years of college-level training in
the biological or physical sciences or a closely-related environmental
field.
                                                                                        Behavioral vs. Social Sciences?
                                                                            Behavioral Sciences include degrees in areas such as Anthropology,
                                                                            Counseling, Criminology, Gerontology, Human Behavior, Psychology,
                                                                            Social Work, Social Welfare, Sociology, and Special Education.
                                                                            Social Sciences include degrees in the above fields and areas such
                                                                            as Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography,
Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Operations                          History, and Political Science.
Specialist                                                     $33,995
Minimum Requirements– Four years of post high school training in
a specialized area of the healthcare services field, which includes       Aging Care Manager 1                       Salary varies by county
areas such as dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical technologist,   (Local Government)
medical assistant, medical records technician, optometrist,               Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
optometric assistant, emergency medical technician, registered            supplemented by 12 college-level credit hours in sociology, social
nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical secretary, social worker, or     work/social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other behavioral
any other related fields.                                                 sciences.

Medical Assistance Program Technician                          $33,995    Aging Care Manager 2                 Salary varies by county
Minimum Requirements- Three years college-level training in a             (Local Government)
healthcare services field, including public health, mental health,        Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in social work or
mental retardation, drug and alcohol, and geriatric services.             social welfare.
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                                                                       Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee
                                                                       (Local Government)                            Salary varies by county
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in chemical
                                                                       dependency, sociology, social welfare, psychology, nursing, or a
                                                                       related field; or a bachelor's degree that includes 18 credits in
                                                                       sociology, social welfare, psychology, criminal justice, or other
                                                                       related social sciences.
County Caseworker 1                          Salary varies by county
(Local Government)
                                                                       Orientation and Mobility Instructor                            $43,932
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree that includes or is
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- Successful completion of an approved
supplemented by 12 credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology,
                                                                       orientation and mobility program, which includes study in such areas
gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences. PA
                                                                       as the history of orientation and mobility, the psychological effects of
residency is NOT required.
                                                                       blindness, identification of common eye diseases, sensory devices,
County Caseworker 2                       Salary varies by county      and travel techniques, and a practicum in orientation and mobility.
(Local Government)                                                     PA residency is NOT required.
(Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the 1 level          Note: This training is offered in bachelor’s and master’s degree
also)                                                                  programs in rehabilitation teaching and/or orientation and mobility.
Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree with a social welfare
or social work major. PA residency is NOT required.                    Senior Center Manager 2                       Salary varies by county
                                                                       (Local Government)
County Social Services Aide 3               Salary varies by county    Minimum Requirements- Four years of college-level training in the
(Local Government)                                                     behavioral sciences, dietetics, or nutrition.
Minimum Requirements- Associate's degree in sociology, social
welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related   Social Worker 1                                       $38,475
social sciences and one year of experience in a human services         Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in social work or
agency; or a bachelor’s degree in an aforementioned major.             social welfare.




                                                                       Assistant Maintenance Superintendent
                                                                       (Local Government)                            Salary varies by county
                                                                       -listed under “Maintenance Superintendents in City and County
                                       Visit our homepage,             Housing Authorities”
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- Four years of college or technical school
                                www.scsc.state.pa.us,                  training with major emphasis on mechanical, electrical, or civil
                                                                       engineering, engineering or construction technologies, or
                                   to view a realistic job             apprenticeship training in an appropriate trade.
                                       preview video                   Food Service Supervisor                                      $33,995
                                                                       Minimum Requirements- A bachelor’s degree in foods, nutrition,
                                                                       dietetics, food service, and institutional management is acceptable to
                                                                       substitute for the experience year for year.


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The State Civil Service Commission provides links to many
helpful resources to aide in your job search. Here are a few sites
you may wish to visit to obtain additional information. Unless
otherwise noted, please start at www.scsc.state.pa.us.

Overview of Application, Testing, and Hiring Processes
                                                                                        www.scsc.state.pa.us
Job Seekers > General Information > How to Get a Civil Service
Job                                                                                                 Click Job Seekers

Printable Application and Instructions
                                                                                             Browse test announcements
Job Seekers > General Information > Civil Service Application
                                                                                                         Apply
Information for Applicants with Disabilities

Job Seekers > General Information > Applicants with Disabilities
                                                                                 Online application                     Paper application
Bilingual Employment Opportunities

Highlighted Opportunities > Bilingual Needs                                                                       Testing date will arrive in mail
                                                                            Self schedule testing
Veterans’ Preference Pamphlet

Job Seekers > Veterans > Veterans' Preference
                                                                                                         Test
Pay Scales

Job Seekers > Payscales (located in green on left-hand side)                                Test results will arrive in mail

State Employee Benefits

Go to www.employment.pa.gov, click on “Why PA” tab
                                                                     Please note that there are multiple testing methods used by the State
Non-Civil Service Employment Opportunities
                                                                     Civil Service Commission. The diagram above demonstrates the
                                                                     process for a traditional computer administered exam, which is the most
Go to www.employment.pa.gov, click on “PA Jobs” tab                  frequently used exam type. Please read each test announcement of
                                                                     interest for details regarding specific job titles and the application and
                                                                     testing process.
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