Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/22/20
Applications Due: 11/06/20
Vacancy ID: 83039

Position Information

AgencyThruway Authority

TitleAssistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $61535 to $87081 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 200 S. Boulevard

Building 4

City Albany


Zip Code12201

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Either 1: Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering Examination (FE) exam AND a qualifying bachelors degree or higher as listed below*;


2. Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering Examination (FE) exam AND one year of engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, railroad, bridges, airports, waterways, building structures, or traffic management and safety systems.

*Qualifying degrees: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning and Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.

Selected candidate will be required to take the Civil Service Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) examination and obtain a reachable score on the resulting eligible list in order to be appointed permanently.



The candidate must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a TITLE eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law (which cannot be to a title more than two salary grades higher than the eligible title).

Duties Description As an Assistant Engineer, you would perform intermediate level engineering activities within the construction group.
-inspect and document the condition of each NYSTA Albany Division Bridge/sign/retaining wall/bridge culvert/high mast light tower, on a cyclical basis under the direct supervision of a licensed PE-1
-Performs non destructive testing in the field, such as, sounding of concrete and the use of D-meter and die penetrant. Field work includes accessing all areas of each structure which may involve the use of ladders, aerial lifts and/or under bridge inspection units.
-Collects field data and digital photos into comprehensive inspection reports using a variety of computer programs.

**Preferred qualifications**
Have at least 3 years bridge experience in design, construction, inspection, or other bridge related work. Proficient in micro station, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office

Additional Comments Field Assignments include a car for transportation for travel during April through November. Location varies between the field Office if assigned to a project and Albany Division HQ office when not assigned.

Paid vacation, personal leave, & sick leave with sick incentive pay, twelve paid holidays with additional four paid floating holidays. Paid jury duty & military leave, competitive health, prescription, dental & vision insurance. Excellent Retirement plan, & optional Deferred Compensation plan & Flexible Spending Account.

If transfer via 70.1 eligible, candidate can discuss salary with our Salary Administrator upon hire.

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

Contact Information

Name Gina Brady


Fax (518) 471-4903

Email Address


Street 200 Southern Blvd.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12209


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit resume, proof of passing FE, and proof of qualifying bachelors degree (if required) to Gina Brady using the above contact information.

The New York State Thruway Authority 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 Thruway Authority provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Frances Rosales, Director of Equal Opportunities Bureau at 518-471-5071.