Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/14/23
Applications Due: 12/30/23
Vacancy ID: 135218

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation)-Region 3

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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? No


County Onondaga

Street Address New York State Department of Transportation

333 East Washington St

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

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.

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.

Duties Description Duties may include but are not limited to;

Under the direction and supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer, incumbents will perform various engineering duties related to projects concerned with new or rehabilitated roads, bridges, railroads, airport structures, construction materials, waterways and roads; select, from a wide variety of alternatives, the most efficient and effective plan of work; review consultant and contractor plans and estimates; and recommend road pavement, drainage construction, traffic management and safety systems, traffic signal and traffic network communication design, construction inspection and operations, traffic data collection processing, analysis and engineering, materials and metallurgical engineering, Engineering for environmental permitting, stormwater management and site remediation, Engineering and analysis of material impacts on climate change (e.g., carbon footprint).

In addition, based on operational need, AEs may be assigned to various program areas throughout their employment duration to support capital program delivery or other critical department initiatives.
Successful candidates will be expected to attend and successfully complete any required training.

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

Additional Comments If you have questions about whether you are on the correct Civil Service eligibility list, please contact the Department's Recruitment Unit at or call 1-877-DOT-JOB1 (1-877-368-5621) or 518-457-6460 for additional information.

*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 Barb Metcalf, Program Aide


Fax (315) 428-4283

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Transportation

333 East Washington St

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13202


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with the Notice Number R03-23-81 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 30, 2023.