This is intermediate level engineering aide work of limited scope performing minor engineering or architectural support tasks in a survey corps, traffic control, operations or drafting environment. Employees in this class are responsible for surveying an assigned geographical or residential location, assisting in conducting environmental or traffic studies, researching architectural or drafting records as technical support to engineers and architects or performing a variety of support tasks for an engineering operation. Work includes maintaining conventional and electronic survey equipment and records, or tracing sketches, draft plates, maps, plans, and architectural and engineering drawings, or investigating complaints related to traffic conditions. Work may include continuing to develop skills in the use and applications of computer aided drafting and design (CADD), equipment for drafting efficiency and accuracy and utilizing personal and/or mainframe computer terminals for data entry and retrieval related to a designed task. The work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.
Union Code M. AFSCME D.C.33
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
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.
Education equivalent to successful completion of the twelfth school grade.
One year of experience as an Engineering Aide Trainee.
Possession of the Construction Management Certificate issued by the City of Philadelphia demonstrating successful completion of the Street’s Department 10-course Construction Management Certificate Program may be substituted for the required experience.
Successful completion of one year of construction technology, architectural training, engineering, industrial or mechanical drafting at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical institute may be substituted for the required experience.
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 1, if required by work assignment.
If qualifying based on education, candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement 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.
If you have ever submitted a paper transcript for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another transcript
Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript – One time only!
You may upload transcripts into your account, and attach a transcript with this application. Once the transcript is uploaded to your account, it may be attached to all future applications. Attaching your transcript 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 transcript should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. It cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted.
Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript – Separate transcript required for each application
If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, the transcript will be used for this application only. You will have to submit transcripts again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper transcripts 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.):
City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard
Municipal Services Building, Room 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on June 8, 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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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Notes to Applicants
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.
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.
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
This examination will be scheduled for July 31, 2018. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.
A Published List of Candidates and/or an Eligible List is planned for the week of August 20, 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.
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.
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