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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID145304

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation)

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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

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.

Duties Description The incumbent of this position will work in the Traffic Operations Section of the Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer.

Typical responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Develop guidance on traffic control matters for use by the Department and other entities in the State.
• Assist with revisions to the New York State Supplement to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
• Review and organize pertinent information to be compiled into a Traffic Operations Manual.
• Develop standard sign design templates for NYSDOT design projects and NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Develop sign design training resources for NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Provide technical guidance to NYSDOT Regions and the public on traffic control matters (e.g., signs, markings, etc.).
• Review, issue, and track NYSDOT Regional work orders as part of the Statewide Sign Requirements Contracts.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of Chapter 11- Signs, Signals, and Delineation of the Highway Design Manual.
• Review and process traffic orders for new traffic control devices received from NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Assist in standardizing the Regional Traffic Engineering (TE) studies program and provide technical support to the Regions.
• Monitor the TE studies program and prepare quarterly and annual Work Accomplishment Reports (WAR) summaries.
• Maintain the database of commemorative highways.
• Prepare special projects/reports as assigned.

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 The salary range indicated spans the 2023 PS&T SG-18 Hiring Rate ($63,108) thru the 2023 PS&T SG-20 Job Rate ($88,721).

The specific salary ranges for these salary grades are as follows:

• 2023 PS&T SG-18: $63,108 - $80,248
• 2023 PS&T SG-20: $69,934 - $88,721

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.

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Name Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility



Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation

50 Wolf Road, POD 5-3

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R5-23-87 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than November 10th, 2023

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