Exam Announcement Details

    Exam Title Engineering Aide 3 (Surveying)
    Exam Number 3A03-20130708-OC-04
    Salary $36,991 – $40,594 per year – Starting Salary – New employees will be appointed at the first step in the pay range for this class
    Competition Open-Competitive
    Announcement Date 07/08/2013
    Close Date 08/02/2013
    General Definition This is engineering aide work at the advanced level performing the more complex tasks in an assigned specialty. An employee in this class prepares complex drafting for engineering and architectural drawings; prepares maps and plans, analyzes, observes and monitors traffic control devices related to traffic flow; and/or provides technical support on a variety of projects for a treatment plant or Streets Department technical operations. When required, an employee in this class utilizes computer aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment for drafting efficiency and accuracy and personal and/or mainframe computers to perform data entry and retrieval related to an assigned task. This class is differentiated from the lower level classes in this series by the ability to exercise autonomy in completing assigned projects and the responsibility for assuming a lead role in the activities of architectural, engineering, operations, drafting or surveying projects and providing technical support on a variety of projects. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.
    Union Code A. AFSCME D.C.33 Supervisory
    FLSA Code Non-Exempt

    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum Training, Education & Experience The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

    1. EDUCATION: Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.

    2. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: One year of general engineering aide experience.

    3. SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE: Two years of technical engineering aide experience at the full performance level in the area of specialization, performing engineering or architectural support tasks.

    NOTE: Successful completion of one year of engineering, surveying, industrial or mechanical drafting training at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical institute may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.

    Possession of a valid certificate as a Land Surveyor in Training (SIT) or Engineer in Training certificate (EIT) issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors may be substituted for the Education and Experience requirement for the Surveying specialty.

    Physical & Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
    Required Licenses & Certifications Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as an Engineering Aide 3, if required by work assignment.
    Candidates MUST submit a copy of their transcript, license, registration or certification indicating successful completion.

    Option 1 – Upload a paperless document – One time only!

    Candidates may upload transcripts,licenses, registrations or certifications into their account, and attach the transcript, license, registration or certification with this application. Once uploaded, it may be attached to all future applications. You will not have to submit another transcript, license, registration or certification when you submit applications in the future. Attaching your transcript, license, registration or certification will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript, license, registration or certification cannot be misplaced.

    Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript, license, registration or certification –

    If you submit a paper copy of the transcript, license, registration or certification, it will be used for this application only. You will have to submit the transcript, license, registration or certification again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper transcripts, licenses, registrations or certifications will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.

    Mailing address for documents:

    City of Philadelphia
    Office of Human Resources
    1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1540
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Attention: Billy Collins
    Fax: 215-686-0861

    Equivalency Statement(s) Or any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which has included the Specific Experience as specified above.

    Application Details

    Application Procedures The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information go to: www.phila.gov/humanrelations

    The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-2353 or 215-686-2379. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

    As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied.

    Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW.

    Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list.

    Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.

    Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.

    For inquiries regarding City employment contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0881/ 0883 / 0885 or by email at hrhelpdesk@phila.gov.

    ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on August 2, 2013.

    Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:
    1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.
    2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application

    If you provide an email address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail only.

    Please note: It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Human Resources if you change your contact information. 

    Changes made to your account after an application has been submitted will not be updated on your application. Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email hrhelpdesk@phila.gov to have these changes applied to specific applications. Failure to do so may result in notifications not reaching you.

    Notes to Applicants OPENCOMPETITIVE. Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in this examination.

    Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.

    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Philadelphia residency is not required at the time of application. Once hired, employees have six months to move into the City of Philadelphia.

    PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS: Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score.
    To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence when they appear to take the examination and to the supplemental question regarding residence later in this form.
    If candidates are required to appear to compete in an examination, the response on that day will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
    If the examination is a training and experience evaluation, the response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
    If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.

    Ten points for veteran’s preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for open competitive tests and pass the examination. You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed. Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered.

    The children or grandchildren of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in open competitive civil service entrance examinations. Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass open competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score. The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

    Projected Exam Date If a Written Examination
    This examination will be tentatively scheduled for the week of September 16, 2013. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

    If a Training and Experience Evaluation
    Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination.

    A Published List of Candidates and/or an Eligible List is planned for the week of October 14, 2013. Please note that this date may change.

    An Eligible List may be established simultaneously with the Published List of Candidates (when an immediate need to hire exists) or upon first certification request by the hiring authority.

    Test Review If a written examination:
    In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file appeals to the key answers. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.
    If a Training & Experience Evaluation:
    In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.
    Assigned to Billy Collins

    Parts & Weights

    Part Written Examination OR Training & Experience Evaluation
    Weight 100%

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

      Optional Documents

      1. Resume
      2. Transcripts
      3. DD-214
      4. Licenses, Registrations and/or Certificates 1
      5. Licenses, Registrations and/or Certificates 2
      6. Licenses, Registrations and/or Certificates 3
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