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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/02/23

Applications Due12/18/23

Vacancy ID140623

AgencyThruway Authority

TitleAssistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $57803 to $90599 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 455 Cayuga Road

Suite 800

City Cheektowaga


Zip Code14225

Minimum Qualifications Current State Employees:
Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 19 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1* of the Civil Service Law.

*All transfer candidates are required to have proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam.

General Public Candidates:
Provisional Pending Examination:
To be considered for this vacancy, all interested candidates MUST complete the appropriate online exam by the closing date of this posting. The online application can be completed by visiting Any exam applications received after the stated due date will be considered for possible future vacancies.

Candidates must have:
Either 1: A bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology as listed below.
Or 2: Proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below.

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.

Qualifying Experience: One year of full-time engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, railroads, bridges, airports, waterways, building structures, or traffic management and safety systems.

This position may be filled via the Engineering Traineeship Program. As an Engineer Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to an 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.

Duties Description We have two (2) positions available:

1.) Thruway Project Engineer
Under the direction of a Professional Engineer (Construction Manager, CM), the incumbent will function as Thruway Project Engineer (TPE) and be responsible for the following:
• Acting as the on-site representative of the Authority to administer smaller, more routine capital construction contracts and, in partnership with the contractor, to achieve the established goals of the construction program.
• Assigned as a TPE on smaller construction projects or will fill the role of an Office Engineer or Chief Inspector on a larger project.
• Responsible for supervision of the inspection of contract work, reviewing contracts and specifications, collecting and analyzing engineering data dealing with public concerns, complying with and promoting safety & health requirements on the job, materials testing, preparing daily work reports and/or a daily diary, field survey work and contract administration.
• In charge of and directly supervise other inspection staff and deal directly with the contractor.

2.) Assistant Team Leader:
The Assistant Team Leader will be under direct supervision and guidance of a Team Leader and will be responsible for:
• Assisting in the structural and safety inspections of bridges, overhead signs / high mast lighting, bridge culverts, retaining walls and gantries. Inspections will be in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards, NYSTA policies, and when applicable, NYSDOT policies.
• Field inspections, accessing structures via various methods (ladder, platform, aerial lifts, UBIU), generation of reports, compilation of schedules, inventory updates and any other tasks deemed necessary to ensure the sufficient delivery of the structure inspection program for the NYSTA.

Additional Comments This is a NYS Thruway Authority Unit 2 CSEA position:

Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage.
Dental and Vision Coverage.
13 Paid Holidays, 4 of which are floating holidays, which are credited in July each year for use from July 1st through June 30th.??
Vacation, Sick and Personal Accruals.
Sick Leave is credited at the rate of one-half day each biweekly pay period up to a total of 165 days.
Sick Leave Incentive Plan – Employees who have not accumulated 165 sick days and have not used sick leave during the periods of January 1st to June 30th or July 1st to December 31st each year, may receive two days of pay for each six-month period.? Employees who have a sick leave balance of 165 sick leave days, and continuously maintain that balance for each six-month period, may receive four days of pay for each six-month period.?
Employees with 20+ years of Authority/State service may receive up to an additional five days of vacation leave accruals annually.
Vacation Exchange Program - Between November 15th. and December 31st of each year, employees who have previously earned and accrued vacation credits may elect to receive cash payments in lieu of the use of up to five days of such accrued vacation credits.? Employees who maintain a 35-day vacation accrual balance in the pay period prior to submitting the election form may exchange an additional five days for a total exchange of 10 days of accrued vacation credits.
Membership in the New York State and Local Retirement System, as well as optional enrollment in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.
Tuition Assistance Program, which reimburses 90% of tuition costs for approved courses up to 21 credit hours per year.
New York's 529 College Savings Program, which provides New York families with a tax-advantaged way to save for college.
Longevity Pay - Employees with five years of satisfactory service at or above the maximum salary of their grade will be eligible to have salary advanced to the First Longevity, 10 years of satisfactory service will advance to the Second Longevity, and 15 years of satisfactory service will advance to the Third Longevity.? Longevity pay has a positive impact on retirement.?
Employees are paid bi-weekly, with no lag time.
Some positions will be eligible for downstate and/or geographical pay depending on location and title.

The New York State Thruway Authority is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color,?national origin, sexual orientation, military status, familial status, citizen or immigration status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status. The Thruway Authority is committed to a workplace free from discrimination based on the referenced characteristics and other federal and state protected characteristics.

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 contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at or call (518) 471-4321.

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

Name Nancy Wrobel

Telephone 716-635-6223

Fax 716-626-1328

Email Address


Street 455 Cayuga Road

Suite 800

City Cheektowaga

State NY

Zip Code 14225


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this vacancy, please submit a resume and any other documents for proof of eligibility to the contact information in this announcement. Please include the Vacancy ID and Title of the position you are applying for in your email.

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