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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/20/21

Applications Due11/02/21

Vacancy ID93123

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee (Electrical)* OR Assistant Engineer (Electrical)

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 0%

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 Albany

Street Address 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees Current New York State employee with one year or more 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.

General Public:
Candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible and meet the below qualifications either for the Engineer Trainee (Electrical) or the Assistant Engineer (Electrical) 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 below qualifications, you may apply to be added to the continuous recruitment engineering list(s) for these titles.

Engineer Trainee (Electrical)*, NS-18:
Applicants must have a qualifying*** bachelor’s degree or higher, 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 engineering experience in electrical systems.

Assistant Engineer (Electrical), Grade 20:
Applicants must have proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE), AND either: a qualifying*** bachelor’s degree or higher OR at least one year of full-time engineering experience in electrical systems.

*Upon successful completion of at least one year of the traineeship and passing the FE exam, trainees may be advanced to the Assistant Engineer (Electrical), 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

Duties Description The Assistant Engineer (Electrical) will work in the Electric Safety and Reliability Section of the Office of Electric, Gas & Water, and will perform engineering duties related to electrical systems projects including, but not limited to:
• Inspecting/auditing utility facilities and testing processes to determine if companies are properly maintaining their systems and are in compliance with Electric Safety Standards.
• Investigating electric system failures and complaints to ensure system reliability.
• Reviewing capital improvement plans for adequacy in maintaining reliability, increasing resilience, and improving automation capabilities, all while doing so in a cost-effective manner.
• Providing engineering analysis for rate proceedings.
• Preparing staff positions through memoranda, testimony and exhibits or consensus meetings.
• Reviewing utility preparedness to reliably meet projected system summer peak loads.
• Providing engineering analysis and input to support achievement of the State’s clean energy goals in a reliable and cost-effective manner.

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 this page, on the Department’s webpage at

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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 them to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Assistant Engineer (Electrical), posting 00812” when applying.

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