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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Automotive Mechanic - Selinsgrove Center in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4499617 THE POSITION Selinsgrove Center is seeking an Automotive Mechanic to be responsible for performing skilled maintenance and repairs to all types of automotive vehicles and motorized maintenance equipment.

Selinsgrove Center is located in a nice rural location just outside the Borough of Selinsgrove. Only a couple minutes from town, Selinsgrove Area Schools and Susquehanna University. Come join us at the Selinsgrove Center and start your career in public service today!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK As part of this role, you will be responsible for conducting certified and official state inspections on vehicles assigned to you, ensuring their safety. This will involve operating specialized equipment that requires a Commercial Driver's License, including driving a forty-four (44) passenger bus and trucks with a gross weight exceeding 26,001 pounds.

Additionally, you will be involved in performing preventive maintenance, servicing, and repairs on a fleet of approximately eighty (80) cars and trucks. This crucial work plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of both individuals and employees at the Center.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for servicing and repairing various types of wheel-type diesel loaders, backhoes, forklifts, tractors, mower tractors, and industrial engines with one or more cylinders. This diverse range of equipment requires your expertise to keep them in optimal working condition.

Lastly, you will be expected to accurately record your daily work accomplishments. These records are essential for maintaining precise daily, monthly, and permanent records, which are crucial for timely submission of all reports to Harrisburg and the Department of General Services. Your attention to detail in this aspect will contribute to the smooth functioning of the department.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • The Department of Human Services provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • Work hours are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.
  • Shift hours may change based on operational need, overtime and travel required as needed
  • Free parking
  • Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Four years of experience in the automotive mechanic trade; or completion of an approved apprenticeship; or
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.

Special Requirements:

  • This position requires possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver's License.
  • This position requires a Commercial Driver's License Class B or higher with Passenger and Airbrake Endorsement.
  • This position requires a Pennsylvania Certified Inspection Mechanic Certificate.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination.
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
  • Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police and FBI clearance.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


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 atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


  • 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.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
  • your score may be lower than deserved.
  • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

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.