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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Civil Engineer (Bridges) in Pennsylvania

Civil Engineer (Bridges)

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Civil Engineer (Bridges)

Salary

$66,348.00 - $86,514.00 Annually

Location

Lycoming County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Job Number

CS-2024-85957-1112B

Department

Department of Transportation

Division

TR Dstr Off 300

Opening Date

06/10/2024

Closing Date

6/23/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

1112B

Position Number

00044493

Union

AFSCME

Bargaining Unit

B4

Pay Group

ST07

Bureau / Division Code

00080300

Bureau / Division

Transportation - Engineering District 3-0 Organization

Worksite Address

715 Jordan Avenue

City

Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

17754

Contact Name

Elizabeth Swartz

Contact Phone

570.368.4208

Contact Email

eliswartz@pa.gov

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  • Benefits

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THE POSITION

Are you a skilled Civil Engineer with a passion for bridge design? The Department of Transportation has an exciting opportunity for you in Lycoming County! We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our Bridge Design Unit as a Civil Engineer specializing in bridges. In this role, you will be responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of various bridge and highway structures. If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding position, do not hesitate to apply today and be a part of shaping the future of transportation infrastructure!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As part of this role, your main responsibility will be to utilize the latest design methodology and technology to create bridge replacement and/or rehabilitation projects that are not only safe, but also easy to construct and maintain. It will be crucial for you to ensure that these projects are accurate and completed within the specified timeframe and budgetary constraints.

Effective communication and collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders will be essential in order to meet the defined scope of work for bridge projects. This will involve regular interaction with clients and colleagues to ensure that their requirements are met and any concerns or issues are addressed promptly.

This position requires a strong understanding of structural design theory and analysis methods, as you will be applying these principles to your work. While you will have a certain level of autonomy in your tasks, you will also receive periodic guidance and feedback from your supervisor to ensure the quality and accuracy of your work.

Additionally, part of your role will involve training and mentoring junior staff members, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles. This will contribute to the overall growth and development of the team.

It is important to note that proficiency in designing various structural materials, such as reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, structural steel, and timber, is a requirement for this position. Your expertise in these areas will be crucial in creating robust and reliable bridge projects.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description (https://careers.employment.pa.gov/pd/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=00044493) .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.

  • Work hours are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.

  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time upon successful completion of probationary period. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Montoursville.

  • 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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Five years of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; or

  • Successful completion of the Civil Engineer Trainee training program (commonwealth title); or

  • One year of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline; or

  • Four years of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and an engineer-in-training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, and an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related engineering discipline

    Other Requirements:

  • PA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) is currentlywaived for this title.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe 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 will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

    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 to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-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.

    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.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • 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/testoncefor this posting.

  • Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Have you successfully completed the Civil Engineer Trainee training program (while employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    03

    Do you have one or more years of civil engineering experience in the bridges specialty?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    05

    Do you possess a conferred associates degree or a conferred bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer 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.

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Do you possess an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists?

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    If you answered yes to the above question, please provide your license number and expiration date. If you answered no, type N/A in the text box below.

    08

    You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. 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 questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be 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 questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

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#q3)

  • Yes

    09

    WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – COMPUTATIONSDetermines weight loads and stresses by performing engineering computations using plans and specifications for bridges and concrete structures, steel structures, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete structures and foundations. Determines type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates associated with design and/or analysis and/or construction.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience determining weight loads and stresses by performing engineering computations using plans and specifications for bridges and concrete structures, steel structures, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete structures and foundations. I determine type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates associated with DESIGN AND ANALYSIS AND CONSTRUCTION.

  • B. I have experience determining weight loads and stresses by performing engineering computations using plans and specifications for bridges and concrete structures, steel structures, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete structures and foundations. I determine type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates associated with DESIGN OR ANALYSIS. I DO NOT DETERMINE TYPE AND QUANTITY OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED AND COST ESTIMATES ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION.

  • C. I have experience determining weight loads and stresses by performing engineering computations using plans and specifications for bridges and concrete structures, steel structures, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete structures and foundations. I determine type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates associated with CONSTRUCTION BUT NOT DESIGN OR ANALYSIS.

  • D. I have successfully completed college-level coursework or training related to Statics and Strength of Materials, Differential Equations, or Linear Algebra.

  • E. I have NO experience, coursework, or training related to this work behavior.

    10

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. if you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The type(s) of determinations you make associated with design (type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates).

  • The type(s) of determinations you make associated with analysis (type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates).

  • The type(s) of determinations you make associated with construction (type and quantity of materials and equipment to be used and cost estimates).

    11

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    12

    WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - HYDRAULIC AND HYDROLOGIC REPORTSPrepares hydrologic and hydraulic reports using Watershed Monitoring System, Stream Stats application, HEC-RAS, HY-8, and/or other Hydrologic and Hydraulic programs to determine the required capacity of the bridge openings and the required characteristics of the supporting structure.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience preparing hydrologic and hydraulic reports using Watershed Monitoring System, Stream Stats application, HEC-RAS, HY-8, or other Hydrologic and Hydraulic programs to determine the required capacity of the bridge openings and the required characteristics of the supporting structure.

  • B. I have experience preparing hydrologic and hydraulic reports using Watershed Monitoring System, Stream Stats application, HY-8 or other Hydrologic and Hydraulic programs to determine the required capacity of the bridge openings and the required characteristics of the supporting structure. I DO NOT have experience using HEC-RAS.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework or training related to hydraulics or hydrology.

  • D. I have NO experience, coursework, or training related to this work behavior.

    13

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The tools you used to prepare hydrologic and hydraulic reports.

    14

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    15

    WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – FIELD INVESTIGATIONPerforms field investigations to determine the compliance status and/or operational efficiency of a bridge from a civil engineering standpoint by taking measurements, determining weight loads and depicting terrain and its effect on structural supports.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience performing field investigations to determine the compliance status and/or operational efficiency of a bridge from a civil engineering standpoint by taking measurements, determining weight loads and depicting terrain and its effect on structural supports. I perform field investigations INDEPENDENTLY.

  • B. I have experience ASSISTING in the performance of field investigations to determine the compliance status and/or operational efficiency of a bridge from a civil engineering standpoint by taking measurements, determining weight loads and depicting terrain and its effect on structural supports.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework or training related to Foundation Engineering, Design of Concrete Structures, or Analysis of Structures and Materials.

  • D. I have NO experience, coursework, or training related to this work behavior.

    16

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. if you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The level of your experience in field investigations.

    17

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    18

    WORK BEHAVIOR 4 - DESIGNDesigns piles, footings, foundations, structural frameworks, and other steel and concrete members necessary to support the architectural design while independently applying journey-level engineering principles and practices. Uses appropriate computer programs to determine optimum design for structural components. Determines work procedures to be followed.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience designing piles, footings, foundations, structural frameworks, and other steel and concrete members necessary to support the architectural design while independently applying journey-level engineering principles and practices. I use appropriate computer programs to determine optimum design for structural components.

  • B. I have experience designing piles, footings, foundations, structural frameworks, and other steel and concrete members necessary to support the architectural design while independently applying journey-level engineering principles and practices. I DO NOT use appropriate computer programs to determine optimum design for structural components.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework or training related to Foundation Engineering and Pavement Design.

  • D. I have NO experience, coursework, or training related to this work behavior

    19

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The computer programs you use to determine optimum design for structural components.

    20

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    21

    WORK BEHAVIOR 5 - COORDINATION/COMMUNICATIONCommunicates with Utilities, Environmental, Right-of-Way, Plans, Planning and Programming, Traffic, Maintenance, Survey, Design and Inspection parties during the bridge design process to coordinate obtaining FEMA information, required permits, additional Right-of-Way suggestions for guiderails or barriers, possible traffic detour routes, funding availability, utility movement/abandonment information, site topography details, amongst other criteria required for bridge design, so that multiple projects can be completed within deadlines per funding requirements.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience communicating with ALL of the following: 1. Utilities 2. Environmental 3. Right-of-Way 4. Plans 5. Planning and Programming 6. Traffic 7. Maintenance 8. Survey 9. Design 10. Inspection during the bridge design process to coordinate obtaining FEMA information, required permits, additional Right-of-Way suggestions for guiderails or barriers, possible traffic detour routes, funding availability, utility movement/abandonment information, site topography details, amongst other criteria required for bridge design, so that multiple projects can be completed within deadlines per funding requirements.

  • B. I have experience communicating with 5 to 9 of the following parties: 1. Utilities 2. Environmental 3. Right-of-Way 4. Plans 5. Planning and Programming 6. Traffic 7. Maintenance 8. Survey 9. Design 10. Inspection during the bridge design process to coordinate obtaining FEMA information, required permits, additional Right-of-Way suggestions for guiderails or barriers, possible traffic detour routes, funding availability, utility movement/abandonment information, site topography details, amongst other criteria required for bridge design, so that multiple projects can be completed within deadlines per funding requirements.

  • C. I have experience communicating with 1 to 4 of the following parties: 1. Utilities 2. Environmental 3. Right-of-Way 4. Plans 5. Planning and Programming 6. Traffic 7. Maintenance 8. Survey 9. Design 10. Inspection during the bridge design process to coordinate obtaining FEMA information, required permits, additional Right-of-Way suggestions for guiderails or barriers, possible traffic detour routes, funding availability, utility movement/abandonment information, site topography details, amongst other criteria required for bridge design, so that multiple projects can be completed within deadlines per funding requirements.

  • D. I have successfully completed college-level coursework or training related to speech or oral communications.

  • E. I have NO experience, coursework, or training related to this work behavior

    22

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The parties you were communicating/coordinating with.

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    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

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