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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due05/31/24

Vacancy ID152408

NY HELPYes

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) NY HELPS (Region 4)

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 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Monroe

Street Address 1530 Jefferson Rd.

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code14623

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:

Engineer Trainee: 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.

Assistant Engineer: 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.

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.

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 The incumbents for these positions will be under the supervision of higher-level professional engineering staff and may handle producing the plans, specifications, and estimates for design projects of varying complexity. This may include preparation of engineering drawings utilizing 2D/3D CADD applications. The work may involve both preliminary and final design activities, including writing design approval documents, preparing and/or conducting public meetings, performing highway capacity analysis, highway drainage design, horizontal and vertical alignment, retaining wall design, traffic signs/signals design, structural design, and quantity work-ups. The position may be within any area of Design (Structures, Highways, and Signs & Signals, etc.).

The incumbents for these positions may also handle technical review and evaluation of roads, and bridges, and other highway features. In addition, one may review consultant and contract plans and estimates. Duties and tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

• Prepares routine project designs, proposals, and specifications and evaluates contract proposals for transportation services, highway and bridge design, utility relocations, railroad crossings, bridge safety and integrity, geotechnical design, maintenance and protection of traffic, and other matters concerning public safety.
• Prepares project feasibility and scoping studies, develops design criteria, prepares environmental studies, and develops highway designs.
• Performs structural inspections following policies and procedures set up by both State and Federal Law, sometimes needing the climbing of structures.
• Evaluates the condition of existing highways and bridges and structures by collecting and analyzing data and conducting field investigations.
• Assists in setting up quality control requirements and quality assurance programs to assure that projects meet specified Department requirements concerning capacity, operational, and safety conditions of the highway corridor and to assure that designs and materials used in a project meet the specified quality requirements.
• Prepares hydraulic studies and foundation reports, and performs structural designs, including load rating analyses.
• Participates in preliminary and final review of project proposals.
• Assists in Structures Safety Assurance activities.
• May be assigned to work on special engineering projects.

This is an entry level position. Specific duties and responsibilities would be equal with the experience of the person selected. Level of responsibility will increase over time. Specific duties will be discussed at the time of interview.

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.

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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 Lisa M. Schuster

Telephone 585-272-3334

Fax 585-272-3426

Email Address dot.sm.r04.personnelDOTjobs@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street 1530 Jefferson Rd.

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14623

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a current resume, letter of interest and a completed NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) with Notice Number R04-24-13 included in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter to:

Lisa M. Schuster
Administrative Services Director
New York State Department of Transportation- Region 4
1530 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
585-272-3426 (fax)
dot.sm.r04.personnelDOTjobs@dot.ny.gov
***PLEASE INCLUDE R04-24-13 IN SUBJECT LINE***

Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than May 31, 2024

Applications for employment may be found at the following web address:
https://www.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2023-03/Application_for_Employment_Part_1.pdf

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