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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/22

Applications Due12/16/22

Vacancy ID118079

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleDrill Rig Operator (Region 9)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $46146 to $56324 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 7:30 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Broome

Street Address 44 Hawley Street

City Binghamton


Zip Code13901

Minimum Qualifications Promotion: One year of experience as an Assistant Drill Rig Operator.

Non-competitive: Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Two years of experience working on a drill crew including one year of experience supervising a geotechnical drill crew and passage of a medical examination demonstrating ability to perform heavy physical labor.

Duties Description As a Drill Rig Operator (DRO), the incumbent may: supervise a State drill crew; obtain soil and rock samples for engineering purposes; select the drilling method suitable for the geologic conditions encountered during borehole progression; install geotechnical instrumentation devices, such as slope indicators and open well piezometers; assemble a floating barge when drilling over water, including anchoring and stabilizing, to provide a safe working platform; read engineering plans to identify boring locations; coordinate utility clearance for boreholes in accordance with Industrial Code 53; prepare vehicle reports; maintain detailed field logs for each boring; and train Assistant Drill Rig Operators, Assistant Drill Rig Operator Trainees, and laborers.

This position may require frequent and independent statewide travel from a Region 9 (Binghamton) base.

During the winter, DRO’s will be assigned to a Residency for snow and ice response (operates heavy dump trucks with plow, wing, and spreader attachments to simultaneously plow snow and control ice).

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

Additional Comments Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.

All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.

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

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

Name Justine Brennan

Telephone 607-721-8144

Fax 607-721-8279

Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation

44 Hawley St, Room 905

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13901


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest with Notice Number R9-22-82 included in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter no later than December 16, 2022

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