Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/10/22
Applications Due: 11/28/22
Vacancy ID: 116591

Position Information

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleProfessional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) - Western Region

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 Erie

Street Address 4950 Genessee St

City Cheektowaga


Zip Code14225

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 Performs professional level civil engineering duties under the general direction of the Western Regional Canal Engineer. Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Provide engineering support to the Transportation Maintenance Engineer for the operation and maintenance of the Western Canals System (City of Tonawanda to Wayne County/Monroe County Line)

• Oversee the informal dam safety inspection program.

• This position involves supervision of Regional Canal staff whose duties involve structure inspection, dam safety inspection, dredging, and engineering related activities. Supervision duties include training, planning, scheduling, coordinating, determining project and program priorities, evaluating work projects, and providing instruction, advice and technical assistance.

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

• Assist with the development of maintenance and capital plans in conjunction with Western Regional engineering staff, in accordance with Canals Asset Management.

• Assist with the preparation of the annual capital and operations/ maintenance budget including recommendation of construction or rehabilitation projects.

• Assist Waterways West Region staff to ensure that maintenance activities are properly carried out.

• Participate in emergency planning and response.

• Participate in waterway structural asset inspection as needed and assist in Quality Control of structural inspections including maintenance of any relevant databases.

• Review/ evaluate design and construction documents from project development through project completion.

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

• Provide technical advice to engineers, legal staff, consultants, contract management, and budget representatives on the financial, structural, or construction requirements of projects.

• Interact with subordinates, section personnel, headquarter engineers, design staff, construction staff, consultants, representatives of local, State and Federal agencies, and the general public.

• Respond to local municipalities and adjacent property owners' requests or complaints of an engineering nature. Assesses the situation, and then directs and coordinates with the Sections on repair or clean up issues.

• May assist in coordinating Section and floating plant capital work.

• Provide direction/ guidance to Section work crews on capital activities, to ensure that all safety and code requirements are followed.

• May provide direction and oversight to the dredging program. Ensures that spoil sites are being prepared properly, that all environmental and permit issues are being address, and that the dredging operation is being performed in accordance with environmental requirements.

• May get involved in overseeing winter lock pump-out activities, including providing direction and technical assistance.

• May oversee and coordinate the setting of buoys at the start of the navigation season, using GPS.

• Coordinate, direct, review and approve the in-house and consultant Structure Inspection Programs.

• Reviews work permit applications for the Region.

• Provide technical expertise to the Real Property Management Group (Leases, Permits, and Abandonment's).

• The position can include up to 50% fieldwork (and 50% office work), with occasional overnight travel for meetings.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

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 11/28/22 to Please include the position title AND VACANCY NUMBER, Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) - Western, 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