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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/14/24

Applications Due12/31/24

Vacancy ID158624


AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleSenior Engineering Technician (NY HELPS) Region 2

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade13

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

Salary RangeFrom $49363 to $63169 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Oneida

Street Address 207 Genesee Street

City Utica


Zip Code13501

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open competitive
minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:
Senior Engineering Technician: In addition to the Trainee requirements listed above, you must also have:
Either 1. two years of experience assisting in engineering, engineering technology, engineering management
technology, architecture or architectural technology, environmental technology, electronics, electronics
technology, landscape design, materials laboratory technology, drafting or surveying; and graduation from high
school or possession of an equivalent diploma;
Or 2. an associate's degree in mathematics, physical science, geology, engineering or engineering technology,
architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, environmental technology, landscape
architecture/design, drafting, forestry, surveying, aeronautics, electronics, or electronics technology.
Substitution: a certificate in CAD/CAM, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics or
electronics, may substitute for one year of the experience; or 36 semester college credit hours in mathematics,
physical science, geology, engineering or engineering technology, architecture or architectural technology,
construction technology, environmental technology, landscape architecture or landscape design, drafting,
forestry, surveying, aeronautics, electronics or electronics technology may substitute for experience at the rate
of 18 semester credit hours equaling one year of experience.
Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate
Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Construction:
Engineering Technicians (ET)/Senior Engineering Technicians (SET) perform civil engineering technical support
activities for engineering projects and programs. Under the direction of an Engineer in Charge (EIC), an ET/SET
inspects one or more contractor’s operations to assure compliance with plans and specifications. Takes
necessary material tests, interprets plans and specifications, conveys information to the contractor. Prepares
daily work reports, documenting contractor’s operations. Takes measurements, performs computations and
records item pay quantities. Prepares final record plans. Under the direction of EIC, monitors contractor’s
compliance with miscellaneous provisions of contract such as EEO Labor Provisions, MBE/WBE, training, wage
rates, job safety, work zone traffic control and environmental concerns. Instructs seasonal and lesser
experienced inspectors in project duties as needed. A SET may act as EIC when EIC is absent. An ET/SET may
also perform work in the Technical Services Lab including, but not limited to material production and plant
inspection, project site material testing, material design and testing, pavement and bridge deck coring,
geotechnical boring, geotechnical testing, and technical document preparation. An ET/SET may also be
assigned to a field survey crew or Regional Office to assist higher level technicians and/or Engineers.
Selected candidate will assist engineering and higher-level technician staff in performing field and office
engineering work by performing technical duties in support of engineers or engineering programs. Duties may
include but are not limited to: • Performing routine technical tasks such as taking measurements, checking
computations, collecting and compiling data, taking notes, producing maps and plans, and making simple
calculations. These tasks may also be performed at field locations. • Use of various computer applications and
CADD in the performance of these duties is expected.
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 * For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which
means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which
they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May
2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be
changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official
probationary period will begin.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS
will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in
an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class
employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any
promotion examination for which they are qualified.
Your required educational credentials must have been awarded by an educational institution accredited by a
regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States (U.S.)
Department of Education/Secretary of Education. If awarded by an institution outside of the U.S. and its
territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of companies that provide these
services (fees must be paid to the company you choose) can be found at:
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
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.


Telephone 315-793-2389

Fax 315-793-2390



Street 207 Genesee Street

City Utica

State NY

Zip Code 13501


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice
Number R2-24-42 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than
December 31, 2024 to:
NYS Department of Transportation
HR - Canvassing
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

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