Photo of Municipal Services Building CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
invites applications for:
Surveyor 1
Exam Number: 10Q23F04

SALARY: $33,390 - $42,928 Annually
  (New employees will be appointed at the minimum salary.)
OPENING DATE: 07/27/2009
CLOSING DATE: 08/14/2009
COMPETITION: Open-Competitive
DESCRIPTION:

This is surveying work serving as chief of a survey corps performing construction and/or land surveys. Employees in this class supervise a small group of subordinate employees engaged in measuring and marking assigned areas by locating and fixing lines, angles and elevations to collect data for survey purposes. Employees compute liens and grades and may prepare engineered plans, make estimates and prepare sketches and plans from field notes. Employees have controlling responsibility for the technical aspects of the survey corps work. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

  1. EDUCATION
    education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade. AND;

  2. EXPERIENCE
    Three years of surveying experience, two years of which must have been in the operation of a transit.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience described above.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
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 as a Surveyor 1.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
Philadelphia residency is not required at the time of application.  Once hired, employees have six (6) months to move into the City Of Philadelphia.


EXAM INFORMATION:

EXAMINATION PARTS AND WEIGHTS
Written Examination - 100%

PROJECTED EXAM SCHEDULE
This examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of October 12, 2009. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

ELIGIBLE LIST
OPEN-COMPETITIVE. Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees who compete will receive no promotional preference in this examination.

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 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.

TEST REVIEW
In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test.  Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

When applying by U.S. mail, the application should be sent to:

City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1640
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To apply in person, please visit the Employment Application Center on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building, 1401 J. F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM.

ALL Applications must be received by the close of business or postmarked no later than August 14, 2009.