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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/14/24

Applications Due05/15/24

Vacancy ID151175


AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleAssistant Engineer (Civil-Transportation) VID 151175

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $69934 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

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 1220 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12226

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 19 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

NOTE: Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam is required.

Individuals who meet the qualifications stated below AND have 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. If applying using your 55b/c status, you must provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

To be considered for this vacancy, all interested candidates must complete the appropriate online exam application by the close date of this posting. The online application can be completed by visiting Any exam applications received after the stated due date will be considered for possible future vacancies.

Candidates must have:
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.

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.

Successful completion of a two-year traineeship and proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam leads to an appointment as an Assistant Engineer, SG-20.

Duties Description Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain knowledge of applicable State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to hazard mitigation programs and share with project staff and stakeholders.
• Assist in all engineering activities for active and potential mitigation projects.
• Conduct Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), reviewing proposed mitigation projects for technical feasibility and cost effectiveness utilizing FEMA’s BCA methods.
• Research mitigation concepts to enhance project proposals and communicate to staff, local, regional, and state entities.
• Prepare and deliver comprehensive written and verbal technical reports, briefings, correspondence, critical data, and trainings as required.
• Conduct project-site visits throughout construction and at project completion.
• Perform other duties and special projects as required.

• Travel may be required (approximately 30%), including during evening and weekends, depending on mission and assignment.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required, or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

NOTE: Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

OGS is a proud participant in e-Verify and encourages all recent students who have completed a Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Math (STEM) approved degree program and have been approved for Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) to apply for any of the engineer, data, architect, or other STEM-supported vacancies within OGS. Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) website to review approved STEM degree programs.

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Name Human Resources/MH

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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