Streets Graduate Engineer

City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA4.0

30+ days ago
This is beginning level engineering work. Employees in this class perform assignments of limited but increasing scope and complexity which are intended to develop the knowledge and abilities of the engineer. Assignments require evaluative thinking and are carried out in accordance with standard engineering practices and general work instruction. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher-level engineer.

Union Code J. AFSCME D.C.47 Local 2187
FLSA Code Exempt
Minimum Requirements
Minimum Training, Education & Experience

ANTICIPATED ELIGIBILITY
Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements within three months of the application deadline will be admitted to this examination. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list, but may not be hired or promoted until all requirements have been satisfied.

1. EDUCATION:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, structural, hydraulic, sanitary, or acceptable related area of engineering.

AND

2. EXPERIENCE:
Successful completion of an undergraduate engineering internship program administered by a City of Philadelphia Streets Department.

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 appointment and during tenure of employment if required by work assignment.

Other Requirements
TRANSCRIPT, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement and all required licenses, registrations or certifications at the time of application. Transcripts MUST indicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.

Candidates MUST submit a copy of their license, registration or certification.

If you have ever submitted a paper transcript, license, registration or certification for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document

Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript, license, registration or certification – One time only!

You may upload documents into your account, and attach a document with this application. Once the document is uploaded to your account, it may be attached to all future applications. Attaching your document will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript cannot be misplaced.

Your documents should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. They cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted.

Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript, license, registration or certification – Separate document required for each application
If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, license, registration or certification, the document will be used for this application only. You will have to submit documents again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper documents will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.

Mailing address for paper transcript and other required materials (DD-214, licenses, certifications, etc.):

April Thomas
Human Resources Professional 1
City of Philadelphia Office of Human Resources
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19102

P: 215-686-2342
F: 215-686-2317
april.thomas@phila.gov

Equivalency Statement(s)
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 Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations at 215-683-5085. 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 215-686-0880 or by email at hrhelpdesk@phila.gov

ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on October 19, 2018.

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

All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct

If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add Phila.OHR@phila.gov to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email hrhelpdesk@phila.gov if you have any questions.

Information concerning employment with the City of Philadelphia may be found at:

www.phila.gov/personnel
http://www.phila.gov/personnel/ExamsFAQ.html
Facebook @CityofPhiladelphiaJOBS
Twitter @PHLCityJobs

Notes to Applicants
ELIGIBLE LIST

OPEN-COMPETITIVE. 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.

U.S. VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
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.

LEGACY PREFERENCE
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.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE PREFERENCE:
ADDITIONAL POINTS:
Up to 5 additional points will be added to the examination score of any candidate who has passed the open competitive examination and who has:

A. Successfully completed a term of volunteer service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC (including FEMA Corps), or AmeriCorps VISTA
Such candidates will be awarded five (5) points for the completion of a two year term of service or three (3) points for the completion of a one year term of service.

B. Successfully completed at least 450 hours of service with AmeriCorps State and National (including Teach for America).

Such candidates will have:
  • 1 point added to their final score if they have completed 450 Hours of the above service.
  • 2 points added to their final score if they have completed 675 Hours of the above service.
  • 3 points added to their final score if they have completed 900 Hours of the above service.
  • 5 points added to their final score if they have completed 1700 Hours of the above service.
The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

Projected Exam Date
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION AND QUALIFYING ORAL EXAM

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.

Scores in the Training and Experience Evaluation will be based on documentation of education and experience provided by the candidate. To receive full credit for your education and experience, you should submit all relevant documentation including college transcripts, licenses, certifications, paid out of class documentation, etc. and provide a detailed description of your education, experience and credentials.

Candidates who pass the Training and Experience examination shall be notified to appear for the qualifying Oral examination part in such numbers and at such times as determined to be necessary.

Virtual Testing May Be Utilized For The Qualifying Oral Examination
Candidates taking an oral examination may have their responses rated in person by a panel of Subject Matter Experts on the date of the examination, or have their responses recorded on the date of the examination and rated by Subject Matter Experts at a later date. Please refer all questions regarding this examination to the analyst listed below on the announcement.

IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS:
In the event of bad weather conditions which may lead to exam delays or cancellations, test takers must check the status of the exam by contacting the City of Philadelphia’s 3-1-1 Information Center by dialing 3-1-1, or (215) 686-1776, or Follow us on Twitter: @PHLCityJobs for information. You may also contact the analyst at 215-686-2342

A Published List of Candidates and/or an Eligible List is planned for the week of December 17, 2018. 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
Training and 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 and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.

Qualifying Oral 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. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.11, only candidates who have failed the oral examination may appeal to the Civil Service Commission upon the grounds of irregularity, bias, or fraud in the conduct of the oral test. Issues related to the suitability or adequacy of point scores awarded to passers are not appealable to the Commission. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.

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Assigned to April Thomas
Parts & Weights
Part Training & Experience Evaluation
Weight 100%
Parts & Weights
Part Qualifyting Oral Examination
Weight Pass/Fail