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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/20/21

Applications Due11/02/21

Vacancy ID93122

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee (Gas Pipeline Safety)* OR Assistant Engineer (Gas Pipeline Safety)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $84450 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address TBD

City Syracuse; New York; OR Buffalo


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service as an Assistant Engineer, Grade 20; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer** under 70.1 or 70.4 section of the Civil Service Law.
Note: All transfer candidates must possess proof of successful completion of the requisite training program through the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The completion of this training is to be reviewed and certified by the Department of Public Service.

General Public
Candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible and meet the qualifications listed below either for the Engineer Trainee (Gas Pipeline Safety) or the Assistant Engineer (Gas Pipeline Safety) are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Engineering Lists
Candidates already on the appropriate Engineering Lists have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting. If you are not on the list and meet the following minimum qualifications, you may apply to be added to the continuous recruitment engineering list(s) for these titles.

Engineer Trainee (Gas Pipeline Safety)*, NS-18:
Applicants must have a qualifying degree***, OR proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) and at least one year of full-time experience performing engineering duties in hazardous liquid, petroleum, steam, or natural gas pipeline safety or enforcement.

Assistant Engineer (Gas Pipeline Safety), Grade 20:
Applicants must have proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE), as well as having a qualifying degree*** and/or full-time experience performing engineering duties in hazardous liquid, petroleum, steam, or natural gas pipeline safety or enforcement.
*Upon successful completion of at least one year of the traineeship and passing the FE exam, trainees may be advanced to the Assistant Engineer (Gas Pipeline Safety), Grade 20. Trainees who do not obtain their FE by the end of the two-year traineeship will be removed from the Trainee position.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the civil service website ( to determine transfer eligibility.
***Information on qualifying degrees and experience can be found at

Note: Continued employment is dependent upon acquisition of various federally mandated certifications pertaining to pipelines and hazardous materials. Failure to obtain and maintain these certifications may result in termination of employment.

Duties Description The Assistant Engineer (Gas Pipeline Safety) will work in the Pipeline Safety section of the Office of Electric, Gas, and Water, and will perform engineering duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Providing guidance on safety compliance audits and inspections and determining the necessary corrective actions for operators that are not in compliance with State and Federal regulations pertaining to pipelines.
• Performing facility design review, including review of design plans of construction projects, performing construction inspections, and documenting field activities and preparing inspection reports.
• Performing investigations of incidents involving natural gas and hazardous liquids pipelines, especially those that involve injury to people or significant property damage and preparing reports and memoranda to the Public Service Commission.
• Performing design review of the facilities involved in an incident, designing any necessary testing, and performing failure analysis to determine the cause of the incident.
• Reviewing and analyzing any waiver petitions filed by pipeline operators related to federal and State pipeline safety regulations.
• Reviewing and analyzing applications received under the Public Service Law’s Article VII dealing with siting of major natural gas transmission facilities for compliance with the gas safety regulations dealing with construction, operations, and maintenance of such facilities.

Additional Comments:
This position may require travel and as such, it may require that you have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate an ability to perform the required field work if public transportation is not available. You will be advised of this further at the employment interview.

Additional Comments The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.
Engineers at DPS provide technical expertise on matters involving the planning, design, maintenance, operations, reliability, and expansion of the aforementioned services and their infrastructure in furtherance of achieving the Department’s mission and the State’s Clean Energy Standard mandate of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.

The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at

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

Name Human Resources Management - KP


Fax (518) 473 - 9990

Email Address


Street 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Assistant Engineer (GPS), posting 01730” when applying.

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