Minimum Qualifications Current State Employees: Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service as a Service & Repair Mechanic Electronics or a Traffic Systems Technician 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law.
General Public Candidates:
For Appointment to Journey-Level: Three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of complex electrical/electronic equipment such as computer hardware, network hardware, or similar equipment involving work with electrical/electronic control circuits.
For Appointment to Trainee 1 Level: One year of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of complex electrical/electronic equipment such as computer hardware, network hardware or similar equipment involving work with electrical/electronic control circuits. Successful completion of a 2-year traineeship will be required.
**An associate degree can substitute for two years of specialized experience; a bachelor’s degree can substitute for four years of experience; a master’s degree in a related field can substitute for five years of experience; and a doctorate in a related field can substitute for six years of experience.
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 Buffalo Division has numerous vacancies to fill within the Intelligent Transportation Systems Maintenance program area. A Toll Electronics Systems Technician (TEST) will install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain and repair complex electronic toll collection and audit systems and equipment; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various ITS elements such as Dynamic Message Signs, Traffic Data Systems, Weather Information Systems, Closed Circuit Television Cameras and traffic control warning signs; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various other equipment such as electronic time clocks, network ethernet data converters, switches and hubs; operate a variety of technician hand tools and electronic test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, radio frequency (RF) power meters, fiber optic light meters and visual fault locators; complete administrative paperwork as necessary to document work; maintain tour-of-duty records and prepare reports in connection with maintenance activities; and requisition supplies and spare and replacement parts. TESTs will be required to perform work while on ladders up to 14 feet high, on lift platforms 25 to 30 feet high, and on buckets attached to trucks up to 65 feet high. They will also need to climb stairs to work on large over-the-road VMS signs up to 20 feet and you may be required to work on catwalks under and on structures over bridges, climb stairs over open water and/or work on the top of 20-foot-high toll canopies. They will be required to park on the shoulder of the highway in order to access roadside devices, working next to free-flowing traffic passing at highway speeds that can exceed 65 mph. TESTs will be required to work in all types of conditions, including inclement weather such as extreme wind, cold, heat, as well as rain and snowstorms.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required.
Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted and pay the processing fees.
Additional Comments This is a NYS Thruway Authority Unit 1 Teamsters 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 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 continuous Authority/State service may receive up to an additional five days of vacation leave accruals annually.
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 15 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.
Flexible Spending Program, which allows employees to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions for eligible health care and dependent care expenses.
Service Award Payments - Upon completion of 10 years of Authority service, eligible employees will receive a 10-year Service Award Payment. Payments are then awarded every five years as noted in the contract until 30 years of Authority service is reached. Service Awards have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.