Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/12/22
Applications Due: 08/11/22
Vacancy ID: 108180

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleSenior Engineering Technician/Engineering Technician Trainee (Region 3)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade13

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

Salary RangeFrom $35298 to $59542 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

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? No

Location

County Onondaga

Street Address NYS Department of Transportation

333 East Washington Street

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13202

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications In order 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.
If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications are as follows:

Engineering Technician Trainee, NS=Grade 8:
1. One year of experience assisting in engineering, engineering technology, engineering management technology, architecture or architectural technology, environmental technology, electronics, electronics technology, landscape design, materials laboratory technology, drafting or surveying; and graduation from high school or possession of an equivalent diploma; or

2. 18 semester college credit hours in mathematics, physical science, engineering or engineering technology, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, environmental technology, landscape architecture/design, drafting, forestry, surveying, aeronautics, or electronics; or

3. Graduation from a high school technical education program in CAD/CAM, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics or electronics.

Senior Engineering Technician, Grade 13:
1. Two years of experience assisting in engineering, engineering technology, engineering management technology, architecture or architectural technology, environmental technology, electronics, electronics technology, landscape design, materials laboratory technology, drafting or surveying; and graduation from high school or possession of an equivalent diploma; or

2. Associate's degree in mathematics, physical science, engineering or engineering technology, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, environmental technology, landscape architecture/design, drafting, forestry, surveying, aeronautics, or electronics.

Substitution: a certificate in CAD/CAM, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics or electronics may substitute for one year of the experience; or 36 semester college credit hours in mathematics, physical science, engineering or engineering technology, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, environmental technology, landscape architecture or landscape design, drafting, forestry, surveying, aeronautics, electronics or electronics technology may substitute for experience at the rate of 18 semester credit hours equaling one year of experience.

Duties Description Engineering Technician Trainees/Senior Engineering Technicians in the Design Group work with engineers and higher-level technicians in either highway design, bridge design, bridge inspection or survey teams. They may also be assigned to other groups throughout their career.

When assigned to a highway or bridge design team in the Regional Office, will assist engineers and higher level technicians with the design of simple projects or parts of more complex projects; prepare special specifications; use CADD to prepare and revise maps, drawings, details and contract plan sheets; prepare and check quantity computations; calculate estimated project costs; perform field investigations including data collection and field measurements; incorporate field data into project designs, details, plans and reports; prepare portions of written reports, special notes and supporting documentation; and assist with final assembly of project plans, estimates and supporting documentation.

When assigned to the Bridge Safety Assurance Unit, will assist engineers and higher-level technicians in the inspection of bridges, culverts, overhead sign structures and other transportation elements; assist in collecting field data; assist in the preparation of portions of inspection reports; and perform field investigations. They will work several months outside assisting with inspection activities. They must be able to work in an outdoor environment, traverse steep slopes when necessary, enter water drainage courses, carry and setup inspection equipment and work in close proximity to traffic.

When assigned to the Survey/Right of Way Mapping Unit, will perform field surveys under the direction of a Survey Crew Chief. They will work year-round outside with occasional office visits to process computerized survey data. They must be able to work in an outdoor environment, traverse steep slopes when necessary, enter water drainage courses, assist with surveying hard pavement features (roadways) and work in close proximity to traffic. They may lead small project survey parties. They will install, use and maintain electronic survey equipment such as Total Stations, digital levels, GPS data collectors and LiDAR equipment; and assist in the use of survey data collection and processing software. They will setup temporary work zones for survey activities.

At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the travel requirements of the position by maintaining a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or having access to reliable transportation.

Responsibilities may also include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments 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 info@goer.ny.gov

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Barb Metcalf, Program Aide

Telephone

Fax 315-428-4283

Email Address R3-HR-personnel@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Department of Transportation

333 East Washington Street

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13202

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with Notice Number R03-22-49 in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter no later than August 11, 2022.