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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/07/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID134551

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer - Civil-Transportation (Region 3)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Onondaga

Street Address NYS DOT

333 East Washington St

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

NOTE: Engineering Traineeship Program: As an Engineer Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Engineer, Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Engineer, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) and successfully completed the requirements of the traineeship to the satisfaction of the appointing authority. At the discretion of the appointing authority, early advancement to Assistant Engineer is possible if you have obtained your FE and have successfully completed twelve months of the traineeship. It is your responsibility to notify the appointing authority’s personnel office upon obtaining proof of passing the FE. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FE. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority

Duties Description Duties Description:

Incumbents will work under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer.

When assigned to Design, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

• The incumbents would perform a variety of duties depending on assignment. Engineer Trainees’ typical duties may include but are not limited to: design of capital roadway or bridge projects including site investigations, preparation of engineering drawings utilizing 2D/3D CADD applications, and preparation of estimates, or may fill the role of an assistant team leader for a bridge/culvert inspection crew. Assistant Engineers will perform the aforementioned duties, as well as draft project reports, supervise and review the work of engineering technicians, perform quality control review of project documents prepared by others for consistency with Department standards and for constructability, assist in public outreach, and provide construction support.

When assigned to Construction, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Assistant Engineers – Civil/Transportation (AEs) can be assigned to work in the regional construction office, in field assignments on construction projects, and in the Technical Services Unit. Field assignments on construction projects could include being an Engineer-In-charge, Office Engineer, or Inspector. Assignment in the Technical Services Unit could include functioning as the Geotechnical Engineer, Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory IAST coordinator, or Plant Quality Assurance Technician. Overnight stay, night work and weekend work may be required for field assignments.

When assigned to Traffic, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer, the incumbent would perform a variety of duties. Engineer Trainee’s typical duties may include, but are not limited to: transportation geometric design including intersection and work zone design & design of traffic control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Engineering work to include site investigations, preparation of engineering drawings & construction estimates, traffic engineering & safety studies, highway capacity analyses and traffic management. Assistant Engineer’s will perform the aforementioned duties, as well as prepare Traffic Engineering Reports & other project documents, supervise and review the work of engineering and/or traffic systems technicians, perform complex operational analyses for system optimization, coordinate ITS and assist with Surface Transportation Control and work zone quality assurance activities.

While positions are being filled for specific programs areas, AEs may be assigned to various program areas throughout their employment based on operational need. Occasionally, incumbents may also be called upon to support department needs in other locations. This effort could range from participating remotely to occasional travel as necessary to support program operation, capital program delivery or other critical department initiatives.

At the time of appointment, and continuously thereafter, candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the travel requirements of the position by maintaining a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and/or having access to reliable transportation.

Additional Comments If you have questions about whether you are on the correct Civil Service eligibility list, please contact the Department's Recruitment Unit at or call 1-877-DOT-JOB1 (1-877-368-5621) or 518-457-6460 for additional information. Region 3, Construction, Design, and Traffic Safety & Mobility Groups, 333 East Washington St, Syracuse, NY, Onondaga County

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.

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

Name Barb Metcalf, Program Aide


Fax 315-428-4283

Email Address


Street 333 East Washington Street

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13202


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R03-23-72 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 30, 2023.

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