Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152692


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 5%

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 Albany

Street Address Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility

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 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.

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 The incumbent of this position will work in the Traffic Operations Section of the Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer.

Typical responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Develop guidance on traffic control matters for use by the Department and other entities in the State.
• Assist with revisions to the New York State Supplement to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
• Review and organize pertinent information to be compiled into a Traffic Operations Manual.
• Develop standard sign design templates for NYSDOT design projects and NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Develop sign design training resources for NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Provide technical guidance to NYSDOT Regions and the public on traffic control matters (e.g., signs, markings, etc.).
• Review, issue, and track NYSDOT Regional work orders as part of the Statewide Sign Requirements Contracts.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of Chapter 11- Signs, Signals, and Delineation of the Highway Design Manual.
• Review and process traffic orders for new traffic control devices received from NYSDOT Regional offices.
• Assist in standardizing the Regional Traffic Engineering (TE) studies program and provide technical support to the Regions.
• Monitor the TE studies program and prepare quarterly and annual Work Accomplishment Reports (WAR) summaries.
• Maintain the database of commemorative highways.
• Prepare special projects/reports as assigned.

Additional Comments The salary range indicated spans the 2023 PS&T SG-18 Hiring Rate ($63,108) thru the 2023 PS&T SG-20 Job Rate ($88,721). The specific salary ranges for these salary grades are as follows:
• 2023 PS&T SG-18: $63,108 - $80,248
• 2023 PS&T SG-20: $69,934 - $88,721

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.

*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.
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 Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility



Email Address


Street 50 Wolf Road

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-24-113 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 15, 2024.

Printable Version