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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/22/24

Vacancy ID152210


AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleProfessional Engineer 1 (Civil) NY HELPS (Finger Lakes)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $86057 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Tompkins

Street Address Finger Lakes State Park Regional Headquarters

2221 Taughannock Park Rd

City Trumansburg


Zip Code14886

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, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration AND a qualifying bachelor’s degree or higher as listed below:

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.


A New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration AND one year of full-tine qualifying engineering experience as listed below:

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.

Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must be current New York State employees and have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Professional Engineer 1 with one of the following parenthetical title designations: Mechanical, Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Civil, Civil/Construction, Civil/Geotechnical, Civil/Structural, Civil/Transportation, Environmental, Industrial or Fire Protection AND possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Regional Director or designee, the incumbent will serve as first in command and will be responsible for reviewing and approving engineering plans and drawings, ensuring they meet all applicable codes, standards, and regulations, and provide an official engineer’s stamp as evidence of compliance and authorization for implementation in the Regional Maintenance Department. The incumbent will oversee lower-level managers and numerous sub-departments including various trades positions to administer, plan, and supervise maintenance and construction projects in the State Park facilities across the Finger Lakes Region. Duties include:

• In collaboration with each facility manager, identifies and corrects deficiencies in park structures, infrastructure, and
facilitates routine maintenance and repair.
• In coordination with each facility manager, develops and implements a preventive maintenance program and maintenance and repair policies and procedures.
• Supervises and evaluates contractor performance when required.
• Identifies and prioritizes routine and critical maintenance and repair activities in consultation with the Regional Director or designee.
• Develops and submits budget requests, tracks expenditures, and operates within assigned budget allocations.
• Provides technical expertise to subordinate staff daily and guides their work in the field to ensure work is conducted according to plans and specifications.
• Evaluates the need for and arranges or conducts training programs to improve skills of the Regional Maintenance Team.
• Acts as liaison between Operations and Capital staff to secure building permits and ensure code compliance.
• Coordinate with Capital staff for materials testing as needed.
• Work with Capital staff to secure plan records and project documents as needed.
• Coordinate with Environmental Analysts on the State Environmental Quality Review Act.
• Assist the Regional Director in the development of annual State Parks Infrastructure Fund (SPIF) budget.
• Assist the Regional Director in meetings with Capital District Managers in the development of 5-year Capital plans.
• Coordinates Regional Maintenance staff and resources to support Capital District projects in consultation with the Regional Director
• Maintains workflow scheduling and timelines for Regional Maintenance projects, adjusts to address time sensitive or unanticipated needs.
• Coordinates scheduling and timelines with the Assistant Regional Director and Park Managers.
• Assist with Agency Emergency Management duties and requests.

Additional Comments Operational Needs:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a term and condition of employment.
• Must be proficient with MS Outlook, Word and Excel, and AutoCAD.
• Must be willing to work in the field in inclement weather conditions as needed.
• Must be willing and able to work closely with subordinate staff on projects to provide direction and expertise on job sites.
• Previous experience managing or supervising personnel is strongly preferred.
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner with staff and the public.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave
• Health Care Coverage
• Retirement Plan
• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
Learn more about our benefits for permanent state employees, visit:

*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.

Candidates eligible for 55b/c appointment with a bachelor’s degree or higher are encouraged to apply.

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

Name Ronda Williamson



Email Address


Street 2221 Taughannock Park Road

City Trumansburg

State NY

Zip Code 14886


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and the agency’s operating needs, and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, you can obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, your region’s administrative headquarters or you can download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at Please forward your application and resume, if available, to Ronda Williamson, Park Operations Manager, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or by email If you have any questions concerning this position, please contact Ronda Williamson at (607) 387-7041 ext 105.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications and agency operating needs.

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