Friday, June 2, 2017

Help Wanted: DEP Blasting & Explosives Inspector, Schuylkill County

Department of Environmental Protection is now recruiting to fill one vacancy for a Blasting and Explosives Inspector in Schuylkill County.
This is technical work in regulating the purchase, storage, handling and use of explosives in an assigned geographical area of the Commonwealth.  Must be willing to travel; travel expenses will be paid.
Employee in this class performs a variety of inspection, investigation and enforcement activities involving the Commonwealth's blasting and explosives program.  
Additional duties include preparing technical investigation reports; working with blasting sites to correct violations; and reviewing and recommending action on requests for blast plan approval and applications for blasting activity permits.
In order to be considered, applicants must be Pennsylvania residents, pass the civil service exam for Blasting and Explosives Inspector, and meet the following requirements:  A bachelor's degree in engineering or physical sciences; OR four years of experience in the handling and use of explosives, including a minimum of two years as a lead blaster, blasting foreman or blasting operations supervisor.  
Necessary Special Requirements:  Possession of a Class A "General" blaster's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and possession of a valid Pennsylvania commercial driver's license with hazardous materials (H) endorsement
The salary is $46,944 annually, with excellent benefits.
Have job-specific questions about these opportunities?  Please contact the Department of Environmental Protection at 717-783-6220 or send email to:   Have questions about the application and testing process?  Please call the State Civil Service Commission at 717-783-3058.
How to Apply:  Apply online at the State Civil Service Commission website. Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage and select View Open Announcements and Apply from the menu.  Reference announcement #2012-010 for Blasting and Explosives Inspector to submit your application and schedule your exam.
(Photo: This is NOT the correct way to conduct blasting operations.)

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