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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/22/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID139964

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleMaterials Testing Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $66527 to $84496 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Engineering Division, Office of Structures

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

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.

If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:

Six years of experience in structural steel fabrication and structural metal inspection during fabrication and construction that included non-destructive testing such as the performance and interpretation of ultrasonic, magnetic particle, dye penetrant, hardness tests and radiograph review of welds.

Substitution: A bachelor’s degree in applied science, engineering, architecture, or construction technology may be substituted for four years of the required experience. An associate degree in one of these areas may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Condition of Continued Employment: You must obtain New York State Department of Transportation Certification as an Ultrasonic Testing Technician within the probationary period. Failure to obtain or maintain this certification will result in termination of position.

Duties Description In the Structural Engineering Services Bureau, under the supervision of a Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transp)
the incumbent will include the following:

• Direct, perform, and assist in the preparation of specifications for a variety of nondestructive tests (radiograph, magnetic particle, dye penetrant, hardness, and ultrasonic), on new and existing metal structures.
• Perform quality assurance functions related to steel fabrication. This includes (but is not limited to) performing the following:
• Field visits to fabrication plants
• Monitoring inspection activities by contract inspectors working on behalf of NYSDOT
• Ensuring fabricator compliance with NYSDOT requirements regarding personnel qualifications
• Ensuring fabricator compliance with NYSDOT, FHWA, and industry requirements regarding material origin and quality.
• Inspect the facilities of fabricators new to NYSDOT and work to ensure that they have the means and industry qualifications needed to successfully perform the contract tasks that will be expected of them.
• Review steel fabrication shop drawings as well as steel erection procedures.
• Review and approve Procedure Qualification Reports (PQRs) and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs).
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments *Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.

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Name Angela Buck



Email Address


Street Office of Structures

50 Wolf Road, POD 4-3

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number MO-23-485 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 31st, 2023

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