Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
Duties Description The incumbents for these positions will be under the direct 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.). Preparation of written correspondence and communication with regional offices is also required.
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.
Responsibilities will include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
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 the interview.
Additional Comments 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 (NYCEES) 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.
Qualified candidates should complete a NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) and submit with a letter of interest and current resume to:
Lisa M. Schuster
Administrative Services Director
New York State Department of Transportation- Region 4
1530 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
If responding via email, please include the title and posting number in the subject of your email. Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than September 18, 2021.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.