Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) has an opening for qualified candidates
for a Blasting and Explosives Inspector in the Pottsville District
The duties include: inspection of mining sites, implementation and
monitoring of compliance activities for blasting and surface mining
activities in the Reading, Philadelphia, and Allentown areas. The
employee must also perform duties applicable to the storage, handling
and use of explosive materials used in all surface applications.
To qualify for the Blasting and Explosives Inspector, applicants must
possess a Class A “General” blaster’s license issued by the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania and valid Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license with
hazardous materials (H) endorsement. Candidates must have a bachelor’s
degree in engineering or physical sciences from an accredited university
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.
This is a civil service position; therefore, the applicant must have
taken or will take the civil service exam to be considered for
employment. Pennsylvania residency is required. Questions about
eligibility, application procedures, or other job opportunities should
be referred to the Bureau of Human Resources at (717) 783-6220 or by
email at DEPJobs@pa.gov. Applicants may also apply directly through the PA State Civil Service Commission at www.scsc.pa.gov.
There are several other employment opportunities currently open with DEP. The positions can be found by clicking this link: http://www.employment.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
MEDIA CONTACT: Colleen Connolly, 570-826-2035