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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID151953

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil)-(NY HELPS)

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 37.50

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Queens

Street Address NYS DOT - Structures

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City

StateNY

Zip Code11101

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). *
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum
qualifications for this position. The qualifications for the Engineer Trainee (Civil) position are 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, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering,
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering,
Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological
Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 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 in the design and construction of parks,
roads, bridges, recreational facilities, water and/or wastewater treatment facilities.
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.
The qualifications for the Assistant Engineer (Civil) position are either:
1) proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of
Engineering Examination (FE) AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below, or
2) proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of
Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below.
Qualifying degrees: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction
Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management
Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering,
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering,
Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological
Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 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 in the design and construction of parks,
roads, bridges, recreational facilities, water and/or wastewater treatment facilities.
Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate
Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law

Duties Description Under the direction and supervision of a licensed, professional engineer, the incumbent will perform a variety
of duties, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Prepare and/or check designs for bridges and other structural components.
• Prepare and/or check layouts for entire bridge structures; and
• Assist in field inspection of project sites or existing bridges and structures.
• Assist in the management of bridge inspection projects. Review bridge inspection reports and bridge “flag”
reports.
• Assist in coordinating emergency response to hazardous bridge conditions.

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 *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.
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 info@oer.ny.gov.
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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.
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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 NYS DOT - REGION 11 - PERSONNEL

Telephone

Fax

Email Address dot.sm.r11.personnel@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street 47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City

State NY

Zip Code 11101

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, transcripts and current resume with Notice Number R11-24-20 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 09,2024 to:

Personnel Office NYS Dept. of Transportation – Region 11
47-40 21st Street – Room 840
Long Island City, NY 11101
Via email: dot.sm.r11.personnel@dot.ny.gov
***PLEASE INCLUDE R11-24-20 IN THE SUBJECT LINE***

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