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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152353


AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleLand Surveyor Trainee/Assistant Land Surveyor

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Design

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

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:

Promotional: You must be a qualified employee of New York State with permanent competitive or non-competitive service (including 55-b/55-c) as:
A. Either a Land Surveyor Technician 1 (Assistant Land Surveyor 2), Land Surveyor Technician 2 (Assistant Land Surveyor 3);
B. Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), Construction Specialist 1 (Transportation), Mapping Technician 3, Mapping Technologist 1, Principal Drafting Technician (Architectural), Principal Drafting Technician (General), Principal Drafting Technician (Structural), Principal Engineering Technician, Principal Engineering Technician (Soils), or Real Estate Specialist 1.
In order to qualify for appointment, candidates must have one year of service in a qualifying title listed above.

Land Surveyor Trainee:
1. Graduation from an Engineering Accreditation Commission, Engineering Technology Accreditation, or Commission Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited bachelor’s or higher degree program in surveying or surveying technology; or
2. Eligibility to sit for the Fundamentals of Surveying examination through the National Council for Examiners of Engineering and Surveying via letter issued by New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (proof of eligibility required).

Assistant Land Surveyor:
Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Surveying Examination or successful completion of 52 weeks of service as a Land Surveyor Trainee and successful completion of the Fundamentals of Surveying examination.

Note: As a Land Surveyor Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Land Surveyor, Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Land Surveyor, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying Examination (FS) 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 Land Surveyor is possible if you have obtained your FS and have successfully completed twelve months of the traineeship. It is you responsibility to notify the appointing authority’s personnel office upon obtaining proof of passing the FS. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FS. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate

Duties Description Practice Land Surveying in support and advancement of Surveying and Right of Way (ROW) mapping activities at NYSDOT in the Office of Design, Design Mapping & Automation Bureau.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
•Assists in the establishment of standards and procedures utilized in surveying/mapping and in the pursuit of technological advances
•Assists in the development of specifications for the procurement of surveying hardware and software
•Assists in development and coordination of training programs for Regional ROW Mapping and Survey Groups
•Supports Regional Survey Units with equipment and operations assistance
•Evaluates and analyzes field survey data, performs maintenance of survey records
•Performs research and analysis of private and public records necessary to trace title documents, preparation of survey reports, contract preparation
•The incumbent may be responsible for completing surveys and ROW mapping on Department projects
•The incumbent may assist the Department's Contract Management Group in the Term Agreement for Surveying Services (TASS) contracting process
•The incumbent may be responsible for preventative maintenance measures and monitoring of the NYSNET (NYS Spatial Reference Network CORS/Real Time GPS Network).
•The incumbent may ensure quality control of survey, mapping, related products, and data integrity
•The incumbent may provide direct supervision and technical direction of subordinate field and/or office staff and provide guidance and direction to survey consultants
•Occasional statewide travel will be required

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
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.
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 Miranda Schingledecker



Email Address


Street NYS Dept. of Transportation

50 Wolf Rd., POD 2-3

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 MO-24-107 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 14, 2024

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