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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/22/23

Applications Due12/07/23

Vacancy ID144714

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) - Region 10

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Nassau

Street Address 1234 Meadowbrook Road

City North Merrick


Zip Code11566

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.

Eligible candidates who are not on the Civil Service eligible list can create an account on the NYS Civil Service website and apply for the engineering exams: #20-420 Engineer Trainee (Civil/Transportation) and #20-432 Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation).

Minimum qualifications to apply for #20-420 Engineer Trainee (Civil/Transportation) and #20-432 Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) Civil Service examinations:

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.

Note: If you are only eligible to apply under Option 1, you may apply if you expect to meet the educational requirements within six months of the filing date of your examination application. You may be considered for employment, but cannot be appointed, until you submit proof to the hiring agency that you completed the educational requirements. Failure to meet the educational requirements within six months of submitting your examination application may result in removal of your name from the eligible list.

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.

You can review the examination announcement and complete the online application here:

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 Transportation Maintenance Residency 10-6

Duties include but are not limited to:

Under the direction of the Resident Engineer, the selected candidate will function as the Permits Engineer providing technical support and making recommendations to the Resident Engineer on a variety of tasks. The Permits Engineer will be the Residency’s point of contact for all highway work permits. A significant amount of contact with the public is required. The selected candidate will need to communicate effectively through oral and written communication and be proficient in the use of various computer software programs and databases. The Permits Engineer will meet with applicants and provide the proper application forms, will review applications for completeness and recommends to the RTME whether the proposed project will have any non-compliant aspects. The Permits Engineer will inspect the projects as they are being constructed to verify compliance with the terms and specifications in the permit and will determine when a project has been completed in compliance with the approved permit. The Permits Engineer will also act as an Assistant Resident Engineer as needed, and will assist the Resident Engineer and support in the management of the Residency by helping develop and track the annual work plan; investigating service requests; overseeing maintenance crew work; managing and inspecting maintenance contract work; supervising residency staff; overseeing snow and ice operations; managing salt use and inventories; reviewing, processing, and inspecting highway work permits; coordinating equipment use; procuring goods and services; and enforcing Department policies. Assistants to the Resident Engineers are also directly involved with workforce management, facility management, employee and facility safety, inventory control, petroleum bulk storage administration, environmental regulatory compliance administration, asset condition assessments, preparing specifications and details for maintenance contract work, and various other tasks that may be assigned by the Resident Engineer. This position may require work to be performed outside the core hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. Duties for this position will be completed in both office and field settings. 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.

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 Position is entitled to location pay currently valued at an additional $3,087 annually.

Overtime may be required for various reasons including inspecting nighttime construction, various residency activities, weather events, special events, emergencies, etcetera. Overtime will be compensated as Compensatory Time for hours more than 37.50 hours per week but below 40 hours, and paid at one and one half times the hourly rate for the position after 40 hours. Overtime is included in final average salary pension calculations.

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

Name Administrative Services Office

Telephone (631) 952-6171

Fax (631) 952-6169

Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation - Region 10

250 Veterans Memorial Highway

City Hauppauge

State NY

Zip Code 11788


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with the Notice Number R10-23-109 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 7, 2023 to:

NYS Department of Transportation – Region 10
250 Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY 11788
Fax: (631) 952-6169

You can review the examination announcement and complete the online application here:

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 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.

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