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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152563

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) NYHELPS

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 Contingent 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 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/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 and supervision of a licensed, professional engineer, the incumbent will perform a variety of engineering related duties for the structural design of bridges in Region 11 Structures Group in-house design unit.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and/or check designs for bridges and other structural components using various structural software programs.
• Prepare and/or check layouts for entire bridge structures.
• Develop bridge plans, estimates and specifications.
• Prepare and/or review emergency work orders.
• Assist in field inspection of project sites or existing bridges and structures.
• Prepare and/or review technical design reports and recommendations.
• Coordinate with various stakeholders, including consultants, other regional and Main Office units, and outside agencies.
• Review the inspection reports, flag reports, and load rating updates.
• Perform flag tracking and ensure transmittal of flags to bridge owner for corrective actions.
• Perform Field Reviews of Inspections.

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.
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Name dot.sm.R11.personnel@dot.ny.gov

Telephone

Fax

Email Address dot.sm.R11.Personnel@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Dept. of Transportation, Region 11

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City

State NY

Zip Code 11101

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R11-24-26 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 14,2024, Via email: dot.sm.r11.personnel@dot.ny.gov

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