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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID152231

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

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

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

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 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Queens

Street Address NYS DOT - Construction

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/Transportation) 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, 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.

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/Transportation) 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, 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.

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 of a higher-level supervisor/manager, the candidate will perform engineering related to the construction of highways, bridges, buildings and other facilities. Duties may include but are not limited to: Providing technical expertise to the Department’s design and maintenance programs; Conducting laboratory and field tests using instrumentation and/or data acquisition equipment, as well as evaluating and analyzing the resulting data; Preparing reports and recommendations; Conducting field inspections during construction; Occasionally traveling statewide with overnight stays to collect and analyze field data; Performing other duties, as required.

Additional duties will be discussed at the time of the interview.

Additional Comments Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

*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.


Salary to include an additional $3,087 location pay.

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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov

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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 and current resume with Notice Number R11-24-24 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 12, 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 R11-24-24 IN THE SUBJECT LINE***

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