Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) in Pennsylvania
ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM)
ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM)
$39,902.00 - $60,127.00 Annually
CIVIL SERVICE ONLINE EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES
Department of Environmental Protection
Looking to start an exciting career in the field of environmental protection? Want to put your bachelor's degree in a physical, biological or engineering field to good use? Don't want to be tied to a desk? Look no further than to Environmental Trainee opportunities with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)!
DEP has immediate openings for college graduates with no professional environmental protection experience required!
We are seeking environmentally friendly and energetic individuals who are committed to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's resources through the regulation of air, water, waste, mining, radiation sources, and oil and gas. Environmental Trainees are hired into a 12-month training program, which consists of on-the-job training to learn the duties of an environmental inspector in a specific environmental field. Employees in the trainee job will learn applicable regulations and policies, and assist more experienced employees in performing inspections of assigned facilities. Trainees may become Safe Drinking Water inspectors, Storage Tanks inspectors, Wastewater Treatment Plant inspectors, Air Quality inspectors, among others.
Travel is required for these positions, but does not typically include overnight stays. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. DEP vehicles can be signed out to facilitate travel to and from inspection sites.
Inspections may require employees to negotiate uneven or rough terrain, sometimes while carrying test equipment.
Employees who complete the Environmental Trainee year often move on to higher-level specialist and supervisory job titles in the future.
IMPORTANT:YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL EACH TIME A SPECIFIC VACANCY FOR THIS JOB TITLE IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST APPLY FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TO THIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.
Must be willing to travel.Travel expenses will be paid
Must participate in a training program
Must successfully complete training period for promotion with a salary increase
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Must meetPA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelink (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -A bachelor's degree with major coursework in an appropriate physical or biological science or a closely related environmental field.
Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Donotsubmit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents willnotbe reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on theapplication(i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
A copy of your college transcripts needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.
Must be able to perform essential job functions
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 for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.
you may be disqualified.
You may retest 6 months after date of last exam
Your results will be provided via email.
Only your most recent exam score is counted.
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*
We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.
*Eligibility rules apply.
Do you possess a current driver's license which is not under suspension?
If you answered yes, please provide your driver's license number and expiration date. If you answered no, type N/A in the text box below.
CS-INSTRUCTIONS - SINGLE/DOUBLE FER, CERTIFICATION, ETC. You must complete the supplemental question(s) below. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental question(s). Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental question(s) is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. Read the question(s) carefully. Determine and select the option that most closely represents your highest level of experience/training/certification. The option you choose must be clearly supported if requested.
If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.
If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .
Do you possess a conferred bachelor's degree or higher, or are you within 7 months of possessing a conferred bachelor's degree, in a physical or biological science or a closely related environmental field?
If yes, you must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application in order for this education to be considered in the eligibility determination. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. Upload transcripts using the "Attachments" tab on the left.
If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.
If you have not conferred a bachelor's degree or higher, in a physical or biological science or a closely related environmental field, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply.
Youmustattach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application in order for this education to be considered in the eligibility determination. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. Upload transcripts using the "Attachments" tab on the left. If you are claiming college credits based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.
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