Municipal Services Specialist

Organization: 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Position Details
Salary & Benefits: 
Starting Salary: $46,944 annually, with excellent benefits.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
Nature of Work: This is advanced technical and administrative work in the regulation and inspection of highway related maintenance and construction projects within the municipal services function of a Transportation Engineering District. An employee in this class functions as a District Municipal Services representative responsible for all highway related maintenance, improvement, and construction projects within an assigned group of municipalities. Work involves the performance of independent advanced technical duties in the preparation of feasibility reviews to determine actual need, economic justification, and public necessity; development of recommendations on the amount of liquid fuel funds that should be disbursed; monitoring of construction operations to ensure compliance with specifications, regulations, and project safety; administration of the construction project records; and disbursement of funds to contractors. Employees meet with city, county, township, and other municipal officials to discuss proposed projects, advise them on various aspects throughout the life of the projects, and provide technical advice in respect to problems and inspection activities. Work requires the interpretation and analysis of contract requirements and municipal roadway construction or maintenance plans, specifications, and drawings, and the application of a variety of inspection and testing techniques. Assignments require independent judgment in making on-site technical decisions. Work is assigned with general instructions by a technical supervisor who reviews work for results obtained.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
In order to be considered, applicants must meet PA Residency, pass the civil service exam for Municipal Services Specialist (2017-027), and meet one of the following requirements: one year of experience as a Transportation Construction Inspector (Commonwealth Title); or three years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; or two years of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and an associate's degree; or one year of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs; and a bachelor's degree; or any equivalent combination of experience or training which included one year of experience either in state and/or municipal roadway construction inspection that included reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, and cost estimates; or in work involving the interpretation and analysis of state regulations related to municipal construction funding programs.
More Details: 
Have job-specific questions about these opportunities? Please call the PA Department of Transportation at (717) 787-1103. Have questions about the application process? Please call the State Civil Service Commission at (717) 783-3058.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Apply online at www.scsc.pa.gov. Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage and select View Open Announcements and Apply from the menu. Reference announcement #2017027 Municipal Services Specialist to submit your application and schedule your exam
Additional Application Info: 
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 and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of the website at www.scsc.pa.gov Location: PennDOT District 6-0 700 Geerdes Boulevard King of Prussia, PA 19406