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 When assigned to Design, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer, the incumbents would
perform a variety of duties depending on assignment. Engineer Trainee’s typical duties may
include, but are not limited to: design of capital roadway or bridge projects including site
investigations, preparation of engineering drawings utilizing 2D/3D CADD applications, and
preparation of estimates, or may fill the role of an assistant team leader for a bridge/culvert
inspection crew. Assistant Engineer’s will perform the aforementioned duties, as well as draft
project reports, supervise and review the work of engineering technicians, perform quality control
review of project documents prepared by others for consistency with Department standards and
for constructability, and assist in public outreach, and provide construction support.
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, engineering standards and
are performed safely.
• Supervise project inspection forces.
• Review design, consultant and contractor plans, shop drawings, estimates, etc.
• Initiate design changes and orders-on-contract. Complete daily work reports. Prepare final
documents and record plans.
• Acts as office engineer. Checks computations on DWRs, keeps job records in accordance with
MURK and prepares monthly estimates for payment to the contractor.
• Engage in use of CADD, highway design software and GPS systems.
When assigned to Traffic, typical duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer, the incumbent would
perform a variety of duties. Engineer Trainee’s typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
transportation geometric design including intersection and work zone design & design of traffic
control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Engineering work to include site
investigations, preparation of engineering drawings & construction estimates, traffic engineering
& safety studies, highway capacity analyses and traffic management. Assistant Engineer’s will
perform the aforementioned duties, as well as prepare Traffic Engineering Reports & other
project documents, supervise and review the work of engineering and/or traffic systems
technicians, perform complex operational analyses for system optimization, coordinate ITS and
assist with Surface Transportation Control and work zone quality assurance activities.
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 *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
Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with
the Notice Number R2-23-55 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest
no later than December 31, 2023 to:
PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL: R2-HR-Personnel@dot.ny.gov or FAX: (315)793-2390
NYS Department of Transportation
HR - Canvassing
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501