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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152703

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleProfessional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) NYHELPS

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $86057 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Queens

Street Address NYS DOT - Operation & Maintenance

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City


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 are: On or before the date of filing your application, you must have: Either 1. a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below; Or 2. a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration 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 prospective candidate may be assigned to either Highway Maintenance or Bridge Maintenance. Additional details and preferences will be discussed during the interview.
The following are the general duties and responsibilities:
1) Inspect and evaluate both structural and safety flags on State owned bridges.
2) Inspect and resolve all bridge related emergencies and complaints.
3) On call 24/7 to respond emergencies, Incident Command System, and handle flags.
4) Prepare detailed work order for both flags and non-flags repairs on bridges.
5) Coordinate with various Regional Groups and NYCDOT to resolve all flags and bridge related work /emergencies.
6) Coordinate with various NYC Agencies; including, NYC Homeless services, NYC Sanitation, NYPD, and NYSDOT Construction group to resolve homeless issues / concerns.
7) Lead quality assurance team on all partial and final inspections for State construction contracts.
8) Review and manage Overhead Sign Structure (OSS) flags and repair request.
9) Coordinate and review contract plans and permits.
10) Respond and resolve on-going construction contract issues; W&W, NSCO and maintenance contracts.
11) Manage and monitor cost, progress, and database for the various Where and When Contracts.
12) Maintain and manage the safety and structural flag’s database.
13) Attend / coordinate monthly State-City task force meetings.
14) Prepare IPP (Initial Project Proposal) and Scope of Work for Maintenance Projects.
15) Develop PSE (Plans, Specifications and Estimate) for Maintenance Projects.

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

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Email 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 a current resume with Notice Number R11-24-27 in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter no later than, March 15, 2024, to:

Personnel Office
NYS Dept. of Transportation – Region 11
47-40 21st Street – Room 840
Long Island City, NY 11101
Via email:

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