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OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND . . . COME, STAY, AND GROW WITH US! WE HAVE SO VERY MUCH TO OFFER YOU . . .
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) has a wide variety of engineering opportunities at varying levels and locations throughout the Commonwealth in both the transportation and bridge specialties. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT WITH A WORK-LIFE BALANCE!
We are a service organization responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining Pennsylvania’s multi-modal transportation system, which includes approximately 40,000 miles of state roadways and 25,000 bridges. Due to the nature of our business, we can provide you with job security.
Because of our size and diverse operations, we can provide on-going training for you to advance your career and climb the ladder to as far as YOU want to go. You’ll have the advantage of working with other professional engineers to help you reach your dreams! You’ll experience engineering professionals working with you to help you obtain your own professional engineering degree! While on your professional growth trek, you’ll enjoy a worklife balance. PENNDOT provides employees the opportunity to balance work and personal time with a 37.50 hour work week. Opportunities for compensatory overtime also exist.
THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO IN PENNSYLVANIA!
With locations throughout Pennsylvania at our 11 Engineering District Offices and Central Office in Harrisburg, you’ll have the opportunity to live and work in rural or urban environments. You’ll enjoy mountains, lakes, streams, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, snow skiing, ice skating, water skiing, thoroughbred horse racing and the culture of our large cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. If you’re a sports fan, Pennsylvania is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. We’re also next door to New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland beaches.
CHALLENGING AND REWARDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!
You’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding career working alongside other professionals while you expand your career. PENNDOT offers continuing education and promotional opportunities at various levels so that you can move up the career ladder at your own pace. We value and respect our employees and want them to succeed. You’ll enjoy a working atmosphere that encourages teamwork and personal growth.
The Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration leads a team of eleven District Executives in their responsibilities for the design, maintenance and construction of state highways and bridges for their respective geographic portion of the Commonwealth. Four Central Office Highway Administration Bureaus, under the direction of the Department’s Chief Engineer, support the Districts in their efforts: Design, Construction and Materials, Maintenance and Operations, and Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering. These Bureaus develop policy and criteria in their respective disciplines and ensure adherence to State and Federal requirements. District Offices are primarily organized into three main divisions: Design, Construction, and Maintenance. Assistant Highway District Engineers lead each division in the below areas of responsibility. The Maintenance Division is organized into a number county maintenance offices. Each is led by a County Maintenance Manager who may be an engineer.
Design: Responsible for the development of highway and bridge plans for construction projects in their respective region. A wide variety of design-related services and specifications must be adhered to. The plans process includes a wide variety of design services such as surveying and mapping, acquiring consultant services, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, traffic control and environmental issues.
control matters. Traffic line painting and delineation, traffic signing programs and sign manufacturing, work zone traffic control, and traffic regulations are responsibilities of the Traffic Unit. Engineers may conduct engineering and traffic studies to establish speed limits, passing zones, sign placement, pavement markings and related traffic controls. Engineers may also be responsible for congestion management and highway operation through the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology and traffic signalization.
Engineers perform highway and bridge design studies in the development of the highway and bridge plan projects. Prepare and/or review designs of right-of-way and construction plans for existing highway improvement and new construction projects. Prepare plan details and specifications for foundations, slopes, drainage and other geotechnical features.
Engineers work in one of the above areas related to the location, design, construction, and/or rehabilitation of state highways and bridges. Responsibility within these areas varies depending on the area assigned and the applicable job level.
Construction: Responsible for the administration and oversight of the building and rehabilitation of their region’s network of state-owned highways and bridges. Most new highway and bridge construction and large-scale repaving projects on PENNDOT's state-owned transportation system are done by private contractors, who are awarded contracts following a public bidding process. PENNDOT construction engineers and inspectors manage the work done by private contractors.
Our Civil Engineer Trainee program is designed to show employees the diverse types of work the Department does and prepare employees for a career with PENNDOT. Newly hired Civil Engineer Trainees enter a comprehensive 15-month training program that encompasses all major areas of civil engineering responsibility. Trainees have the opportunity to work in the design, construction, maintenance and traffic areas, while gaining valuable experience and training in each of these areas of transportation. They may have the opportunity to spend a portion of their time in an area of particular interest, such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic, or Environmental Engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees are promoted to the journey level.
Employees ensure that contractors meet the department's strict standards for quality materials and safe, effective construction practices. They perform on-site quality control inspection of materials and workmanship at the plants of major suppliers of paving, concrete, structural materials and stone. They perform geotechnical sampling, analysis and design, investigate and analyze unstable foundation, solid-rock slope failure and ground water problems.
Journey level Civil Engineers and Civil Engineer Supervisors perform preliminary engineering studies by working on component parts within an assigned functional area. Supervisors direct technicians and/or construction inspectors and may serve as project managers.
Maintenance: Responsible for bridge and highway maintenance, maintenance equipment, roadside development and beautification, winter operations, emergency management and maintenance of the physical facilities.
Additional opportunities exist for future further career advancement to our advanced professional and managerial levels. Senior Civil Engineers are the recognized experts of a specialized engineering function and may have overall project accountability. Senior Civil Engineer Supervisors are responsible for supervising other engineers, technicians and/or construction inspectors who perform preliminary engineering studies, location or foundation investigations, review of plans/specifications, or serve as construction engineers on large/complex projects.
District maintenance personnel also oversee the annual resurfacing program for the region's state highways and the administration of roadway maintenance contracts and cooperative agreements with the region's municipalities. Engineers may design, analyze and evaluate pavement surfaces. Engineers may serve as County Maintenance Managers responsible for the supervision and administration of the highway and bridge maintenance program within each county.
Civil Engineer Managers are responsible for the management and supervision of professional engineering activities associated with the design, engineering computation, construction, fabrication, rehabilitation, inspection or maintenance of highway bridges and related structures. Civil Engineer Consultants perform similar work of a non-supervisory nature and are considered technical experts.
Managers direct a broad spectrum of activities including authorized funds, personnel, material, equipment and supplies.
Traffic: The Traffic Unit provides traffic-related support to the district's design, construction and maintenance areas, and to regional municipalities and the public on traffic
To apply for Civil Engineering positions, visit www.scsc.state.pa.us.
Annual Leave Employees can accumulate a maximum of 45 annual leave days and can receive payment for unused leave at termination. Listed below is the annual leave earning rate employees receive: • Up to 3 years service ............................................7 days • Up to 3 years service (Management employees)....10 days • More than 3 years through 15 years service ......15 days • More than 15 years through 25 years service ........20 days • More than 25 years service ................................26 days
Internships Engineering, Scientific, and Technical Interns. . . . . . . . . . . . $10.99 per hour Engineering Intern (Civil) . . . . . . . . . $12.39 per hour
Entry Level Civil Engineer Trainees . . . . . . . . . $44,479 (starting)
Personal Leave Employees can earn up to 4 personal days per year, and can receive payment for unused leave at termination. Personal leave days can not carryover from one year to the next. Listed below is the personal leave earning rate employees receive: • During first calendar year ......................................1 day • During second calendar year .............................. 2 days • During third and subsequent years ......................4 days
Journey Level Civil Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,435 to $60,519 Civil Engineer Supervisors . . . . . $46,435 to $60,519
Advanced Professional Senior Civil Engineers . . . . . . . . $50,758 to $69,027 Senior Civil Engineer Supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,758 to $69,027
Holiday Leave Employees receive 11 paid holidays annually.
Professional/Managerial Civil Engineer Managers . . . . . . $55,413 to $78,827 Civil Engineer Consultants . . . . . $55,413 to $78,827 Senior Civil Engineer Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,519 to $89,976
Sick Leave All employees earn 13 days of sick leave annually, and can accumulate up to a maximum of 300 sick leave days. At separation, if age/service requirements are met, employees can receive payment for a percentage of these days up to a maximum of 50%.
If all types of leave quotas (annual/sick/personal) are at their maximum value at the time of separation, an employee will receive payment for 238 days or approximately 90% of their yearly salary.
Parental Leave (unpaid) In addition to paid leaves referenced above, up to 6 months of unpaid leave with benefits is also available for an employee who becomes a parent through childbirth, formal adoption, or foster care placement.
The Commonwealth provides a one-time lump sum cash payment of $1,000 to employees for obtaining Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificates and a one-time lump sum cash payment of $2,000 to employees for obtaining professional engineer licensure.
Family Care Leave Family Care Leave without pay is available to permanent employees with at least one year of service (total employment, even if the employment was not continuous) and has a family member with a disability or illness. The leave may be taken one day at a time if medically necessary or for less than one day if the illness or disability is due to a serious health condition. Family Care Leave without pay entitlement shall not exceed 12 weeks. Family members, for the purpose of family care leave, are defined as spouse, parent, child, or other person qualifying as a dependent under IRS eligibility criteria. Military Leave 15 days of paid Military Leave per year for members of reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States or the PA National Guard. 3
Hospital/Medical Benefits Employees are required to pay a small amount, only 1% of their gross salary, for medical insurance. Dependents of new employees wait only six months before they are eligible for coverage at no charge. Employees have the option of purchasing medical insurance for dependents during this initial six month period.
Family Care Account Program (FCAP) The Family Care Account Program (FCAP) assists working families with young children, parents or other family members who require care during the workday. It allows employees to make pretax deductions from their pay to fund childcare or other family care expenses. State employees may have up to $5,000 of their annual earnings deducted into FCAP. Deductions provide a substantial savings to the employee by reducing his or her federal income tax and Social Security tax obligations.
The health benefit options offered to full-time employees, all of which are organized health care delivery systems through networks of participating providers, are as follows: • Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Employees are required to enroll in the least expensive plan covering their area of residence, or may choose to purchase a more expensive plan covering the area of residence.
The program covers those you legally claim as dependents for tax purposes, including: Children up to age 13, older if with disabilities; spouse and other adults and children with disabilities if they have the same principal place of abode as you for more than onehalf of the taxable year, they cannot care for themselves, and their income does not exceed the exemption amount for the taxable year.
Supplemental Health Benefits After only six months of employment, employees as well as their dependents are eligible for supplemental benefits. Listed below is the wide variety of supplemental benefits offered: • Dental • Prescription Drugs • Vision • Hearing Aid Benefits
Group Life Insurance Employees receive fully paid term life insurance equal to the nearest $1,000 of an employee’s annual salary, up to a maximum of $40,000. Listed below are other guidelines dealing with Group Life Insurance: • Effective after 90 days of service • Insurance coverage of less then $40,000 increases with salary and is updated every January 1 • Employees have the right to convert group life insurance to a private policy at separation • $10,000 work-related accidental death benefit for employees who die as the result of a work related accident • Terminally ill employees can receive up to 50% of the dollar value of life insurance
Retirement Employees enjoy a highly competitive retirement plan and can obtain full retirement after 35 years of service or with three years of service at the age of 60. The approximate formula used to calculate basic retirement benefits is Years of Service x Final Average Salary (3 highest years) x 2% x 1.25 (class multiplier). For example, an employee with 35 years of service and having an average salary of $60,000 for the last three years of service would receive $52,500 annually for retirement. This generous retirement plan equals over 87% of the individual’s yearly salary.
FREE PARKING AT MOST LOCATIONS You’ll enjoy free parking at most of our 11 District Offices across the Commonwealth!
Other incentives through retirement at PENNDOT: • Employee contribution rate is a tax deferred 6.25% • Vesting after 5 years of service
DIVERSE WORKFORCE PENNDOT is committed to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under the federal, state, or local law. We pride ourselves in continually striving to provide a better place to work!
Deferred Compensation (Optional) The State Employees' Retirement System provides a voluntary Deferred Compensation Program for Commonwealth employees. You can supplement retirement savings by contributing a portion of your salary to the investment option of your choice. Contributions are taxdeferred. The Deferred Compensation Program is overseen by a third party administrator. Comparable to a 401-K plan, Deferred Compensation makes it easy for you to save by automatically deducting money from your earnings each pay period. This optional retirement supplement provides employees greater financial freedom upon separation from state employment.
The Commonwealth is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Promoting Workforce Diversity.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering Districts Denotes Harrisburg (Central Office) and District Offices.
Central Office Bureau of Human Resources Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North Street, 5th Floor West Wing Mailing Address: 400 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120 (717) 787-5711, or (717) 787-6887 (voice mail)
District 6-0 7000 Geerdes Blvd King of Prussia, PA 19406 (610) 205-6700
District 2-0 1924 Daisy Street Clearfield, PA 16830 (814) 765-0400
District 10-0 2550 Oakland Avenue Indiana, PA 15701 (724)357-2800
District 1-0 255 Elm Street Oil City, PA 16301 (814) 678-7085
District 3-0 715 Jordan Avenue Montoursville, PA 17754 (570) 368-8686
District 8-0 2140 Herr Street Harrisburg, PA 17103 (717) 787-6653
District 9-0 1620 North Juniata Street Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 (814) 696-7250
District 11-0 45 Thoms Run Road Bridgeville, PA 15017 (412) 429-5000
District 4-0 55 Keystone Industrial Park Dunmore, PA 18512 (570) 963-4061
District 12-0 825 N. Gallatin Avenue Ext. Uniontown, PA 15401 (724) 425-3024
District 5-0 1002 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 (610) 871-4403