Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/03/23
Applications Due: 12/31/23
Vacancy ID: 134174

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer - Civil-Transportation (Region 9)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Broome

Street Address 44 Hawley Steet

City Binghamton


Zip Code13901

Job Specifics

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 Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional Engineer, incumbents perform a variety of duties depending on assignment. Engineer Trainees/Assistant Engineers are found throughout DOT in a variety of programs.

When assigned to Design, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Prepare 3D plans for highway and bridge projects using CADD;
• Assist with bridge inspections, structural evaluations and load ratings;
• Assist with the preparation of project reports (e.g., scoping reports, design reports, drainage reports), development of engineer’s estimates, project scheduling, and gathering and compilation of site data;
• Develop notes and specifications for specialty work.

When assigned to Construction, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Function as Chief Inspector or Engineer-in-Charge on Department construction projects;
• Ensure work performed by Contractors meets contract specifications and engineering standards and are performed safely;
• Review Consultant and Contractor plans and estimates;
• Initiate design changes and orders-on-contract, complete daily work reports and prepare final documents and record plans.

While the position is being filled for a specific program area, Engineer Trainee/Assistant Engineers may be assigned to various program areas throughout their employment based on operational need. Occasionally, incumbents may also be called upon to support Department needs in other locations. This effort could range from participating remotely to occasional travel as necessary to support program operations, capital program delivery, emergency efforts, or other critical Department initiatives.

Specific duties will be discussed at the interview.

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.

*Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.

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

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.

Contact Information

Name Justine Brennan

Telephone 607-721-8144

Fax 607-721-8279

Email Address


Street NYS Dept of Transportation

44 Hawley Street

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13901


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume with Notice Number R9-23-61 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than 12/31/2023.