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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/23

Applications Due12/16/23

Vacancy ID145177

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleLand Surveyor Trainee/Assistant Land Surveyor (Region 4)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

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 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Monroe

Street Address 1530 Jefferson Rd.

City Rochester


Zip Code14623

Minimum Qualifications 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 promotion exam are:

You must be a qualified employee of New York State with permanent competitive or non-competitive service (including 55-b/55-c) as:

A. Either a Land Surveyor Technician 1 (Assistant Land Surveyor 2), Land Surveyor Technician 2 (Assistant Land Surveyor 3);


B. Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), Construction Specialist 1 (Transportation), Mapping Technician 3, Mapping Technologist 1, Principal Drafting Technician (Architectural), Principal Drafting Technician (General), Principal Drafting Technician (Structural), Principal Engineering Technician, Principal Engineering Technician (Soils), or Real Estate Specialist 1.

In order to qualify for appointment, candidates must have one year of service in a qualifying title listed above.

The minimum requirements for taking the Open-Competitive examination are:

Land Surveyor Trainee:
1. Graduation from an Engineering Accreditation Commission, Engineering Technology Accreditation, or Commission Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited bachelor’s or higher degree program in surveying or surveying technology; or
2. Eligibility to sit for the Fundamentals of Surveying examination through the National Council for Examiners of Engineering and Surveying via letter issued by New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (proof of eligibility required).

Assistant Land Surveyor:
Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Surveying Examination or successful completion of 52 weeks of service as a Land Surveyor Trainee and successful completion of the Fundamentals of Surveying examination.

Note: As a Land Surveyor Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Land Surveyor, Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Land Surveyor, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying Examination (FS) 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 Land Surveyor is possible if you have obtained your FS 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 FS. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FS. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority.

Duties Description Under the direction and supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties that may include but are not limited to:

• Assist with the development of work assignments within the ROW mapping or survey units.
• Developing technical expertise of all staff.
• Assist in preparing and reviewing ROW acquisition maps and other special maps prepared by department staff or consultants.
• Assist in providing QA /QC of all work unit deliverables.
• Reviewing title data, abstract request maps, control reports and other survey computations for accuracy and quality.
• Making complex highway boundary and property line determinations and assisting staff with legal research and review of applicable Highway Law and record information.
• Resolving ambiguities and minimizing discrepancies in the aforementioned.
• Assist in providing direction and review of work prepared by consultants and non-Department staff for quality and adherence to NYSDOT standards.
• Assist in the development and completing land surveys for NYSDOT projects.
• Assist in the development of digital terrain models and basemapping deliverables.
• Assist in providing information and preparing responses to inquiries from other Regional functional units such as Design, Office of Right of Way, Construction, Operations, Traffic, Planning & Program Management as well as outside agencies and the public.

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 Qualified candidates should submit a current resume, letter of interest and a completed NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) with Notice Number R04-23-134 included in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter to:

Lisa M. Schuster
Administrative Services Director
New York State Department of Transportation- Region 4
1530 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
585-272-3426 (fax)

Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than December 16, 2023.


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.

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

Name Lisa M. Schuster

Telephone 585-272-3334

Fax 585-272-3426

Email Address


Street 1530 Jefferson Rd.

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14623


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