Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/08/22
Applications Due: 06/23/22
Vacancy ID: 106279

Position Information

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleProfessional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81911 to $110560 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 30 South Pearl St

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Civil Service eligible list for Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) or candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under the provisions of Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) incumbent reports to a Canal Regional Professional Engineer 4 (Civil/Transportation) or their designee, and performs the following engineering and engineering related duties:

• Assumes primary responsibility for day-to-day water management activities in the Eastern Region, including monitoring water levels in the canal and at reservoirs under the Corporation’s jurisdiction.

• Monitors regional weather conditions and communicates timely adjustments of water management activities to canal section staff.

• Collects hydrological and meteorological data from different sources and enter the data in the Canals Infrastructure Management System.

• Generates reports, spreadsheets, voice recordings, and emails on hydrological data to be distributed within the corporation and to public and private stakeholders.

• Enters repair and maintenance data related to water gauges into the Canals asset management software (Maximo), including the creation of work orders, editing work orders, and completing work orders.

• Coordinates with regional planners/schedulers and engineers for work order management as needed.

• Analyzes current and forecasted hydrological and meteorological conditions to determine discharge rates and hydraulic control structure settings for locks and reservoirs within the Canal system.

• Performs hydraulic and hydrologic analysis on Canal assets and infrastructure for water management issues.

• Assists section maintenance staff and engineers within the organization regarding water management statewide.

• Assists other agencies, both public and private, with data requests and water management issues.

• Communicates with Public Relations and the general public on water management issues and complaints.

• Assists in procuring materials, equipment, and services to support the water management program.

• Collaborates with other Operations staff and Canal Management across the Corporation.

• Performs modeling and design of hydraulic structures as needed.

• Reviews inspection reports for water control structures and recommends repairs for maintenance crews.

• Develops preventive maintenance plans for water control structures.

• Conducts review of engineering plans developed by junior staff or external parties.

• Performs professional engineering duties related to new construction, rehabilitation, or long-term maintenance projects.

• Provides professional technical advice to engineers, legal staff, consultants, contract management, and budget representatives regarding the hydraulic and/or water management aspects of projects.

• Assists with the development and issuance of Canal policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards for Canal operations and maintenance.

• Perform other related professional engineering duties as assigned.

• Occasional overtime is required, including evenings and weekends.

Additional Comments Parking is provided.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Kristine Scott

Telephone 518-449-6003


Email Address


Street 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207



Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of 6/23/22 to Please include the position title AND VACANCY NUMBER, Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation), in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify