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 23 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1* of the Civil Service Law.
*All transfer candidates are required to have a NYS Professional Engineer’s license with current registration.
General Public Candidates:
A New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below; OR a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND one year of full-time qualifying 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 title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).
For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.
Duties Description Under the general direction of the Professional Engineer 2 in NY Division Construction Management, the selected candidate will direct, supervise and administer the construction of various highway, bridge and architectural projects within the NY Division.
• • Reports to the Assistant Division Director – Engineering Services
• Will supervise the position that facilitates Work & Occupancy Permits.
• Receive and distribute incoming Scoping Documents, plans, proposals, project recommendations, etc. for highway and bridge capital program improvements to appropriate program managers while performing independent review and communicating division recommendations to main office
• Receive, review, and comment on any State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) submittals
• Provides monthly updates to the capital plan letting schedule.
• Participates in inter-agency capital planning meetings
• Receives, reviews, comments on any municipal Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, or Town Board submissions (General Municipal Law 239) that are contiguous or within 500 feet of the Thruway that may have an impact on our ROW.
• Used as a liaison to NYSDOT capital projects where they participate in progress meetings and convey Thruway policy when required. (while keeping Division informed)
• Manages development of the NYSTA multi-year highway and bridge capital program
• Monitors capital construction encumbrances, contract lettings, and expenditures to ensure compliance with the NYSTA fiscal plan, management goals, and contract letting targets
• Provides technical and policy guidance to division staff about the capital construction and related programs
• Reviews capital construction program evaluation criteria prepared by division
• Identifies project related cost, schedule, and funding source changes that affect programs, and recommends modifications to resolve those problems
• Develops systems, methods, & techniques for management and evaluation of capital programs and projects
• Receives/tracks consultant contract invoices and forwards them to the appropriate Construction Supervisor/Project Engineer for review. Forwards approval/comments to HQ for same.
• Participates, in person, in various Transportation Council Meetings. (Ulster County Transportation Council, Putnam-Dutchess Transportation Council, Mid-Hudson South Transportation Council, NY Metropolitan Transportation Council) This will require authorization as a Thruway Proxy with voting capabilities.
• Backup to GIS Coordinator for NY Division
• Initial local review of Real Property Disposals and advise Division Director
• General Municipal Law 239 Reviews
• Responsible for the maintaining of the records and plans in the Suffern Records Room
• May be assigned a capital construction project based on program needs
• Perform ICS and other duties as assigned.
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 email@example.com or call (518) 471-4321.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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.