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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due12/31/22

Vacancy ID118192

AgencyThruway Authority

TitleConstruction Specialist 1 (Transportation)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade19

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $60918 to $86303 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type 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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 200 Southern Blvd.

City Albany


Zip Code12209

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Promotion: One year of permanent competitive service in a drafting, engineering technician or engineering position allocated at or above Grade 15.

Open Competitive: High school graduation or equivalent AND seven years of full-time satisfactory experience in civil engineering or engineering technology related to transportation infrastructure work.

Substitution: Thirty semester hours of training from a technical institute, community college or college in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction technology, engineering, physical or applied sciences on a year for year basis, up to four years.

Duties Description Specific duties may vary depending on program and assignment:

* Monitors construction activities to ensure that the quality of construction projects are in conformity with contract and permit requirements.

* Performs and verifies physical inspections, tests and measurements of construction in progress for accuracy and completion.

*Directs field survey crews in collection of electronic survey data describing ground features and assembles the data into appropriate three dimensional models for engineering use.

*Inspects, tests and evaluates existing infrastructure elements and natural features, and provides recommendations to advance Department activities and projects.

*Oversees the evaluation of construction alternatives for cost, effectiveness, maintenance needs and impact on surrounding areas.

*Assists in establishing and implementing quality control requirements and quality assurace programs to ensure that designs and materials used in a project meet the specified quality requirements and to ensure the safety of agency staff, contractors and the traveling public.

*Supervises subordinate technical staff in gathering field samples and conducting laboratory tests according to established procedures.

*Assists in evaluating and developing recommendations to address soil, rock and groundwater conditions affecting the transportation infrastructure.

*Trains and supervises subordinate engineering technicians, traffic systems technicians, and seasonal Transportation Costruction Inspectors.

*Supervises and coordinates work of subordinate employees assigned to projects to ensure that all agency responsibilities are carried out.

*Assists in preparing designs, proposals, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for highway, bridge, traffic systems and other transportation infrastructure work.

*Prepares and reviews complex 3D or higher-level CADD models of highways and bridges.

*Reviews and approves technical staff work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with procedures, guidelines, and commonly accepted engineering principles.

Additional Comments Telecommuting may be allowed with supervisory approval.

This position belongs to the CSEA bargaining unit.

Sick leave incentive pay, thirteen paid holidays including four paid floating holidays. Free parking, accrued vacation & sick leave, personal leave, paid jury duty, competitive health, prescription, dental & vision insurance. Excellent retirement plan & optional Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending and more.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Thruway Authority provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at or call (518)471-4321.

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

Name Juan McKnight

Telephone (518) 436-2771

Fax (518) 471-5076

Email Address


Street 200 Southern Blvd.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12209


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume identifying how you meet the minimum qualifications along with proof of college credits, if applicable, to Juan McKnight using the above contact information.

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