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New York State Civil Service Transportation Construction Inspector 2 - Syracuse in North Syracuse, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) separate construction seasons (minimum 6 months total) of work experience in highway, bridge or other civil engineering related construction inspection, as described in the Transportation Construction Inspector Tasks and Duties; OR;

Completion of an Associate Degree program in engineering, engineering technology, construction technology, engineering science, surveying technology, drafting/CAD; OR;

Completion of at least 2 years (minimum of 54 semester credit hours) of college course work as part of a Bachelor's Degree program in engineering, engineering technology, environmental sciences or environmental technology, construction management, construction supervision, engineering management, construction engineering or construction engineering technology, transportation planning, mathematics, physical science, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, landscape architecture, surveying, physics, geology, or forestry; OR;

Completion of one (1) construction season of work experience, as described in TCI 1 above, AND a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of college course work as part of an Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree program as cited above. ## Duties Description The New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the 524-mile waterway for boating, recreation, tourism and agriculture. The Canal system is made up of the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship. The construction season can run year-round, depending on the type of projects requiring TCI support. These positions are designed to supplement current State construction staff and will assist in monitoring and inspecting construction projects to ensure that the work being performed in accordance with the contract language. To address the dynamic nature of the Canal System, typical projects include infrastructure repairs and replacements for structures including locks, movable dams, guard gates and weirs, dredging work, dam rehabilitations, earthen dam repairs, emergency response and repairs, and culvert repairs, as well as the construction and repair of the Erie Canalway Trail.

Under the supervision of the Canal Project Engineer, a TCI 2 will be assigned to one or more construction projects to perform the following construction and/or material inspection and inspection-related tasks:

Earthwork Inspection Inspects contractor’s operations of building earth or rock embankments that serve as foundations for pavement; review and observe gradation tests, compaction tests, and moisture content tests to ensure material is of correct size and is properly densified; checks thickness of the layers of materials placed; inspects the type and suitability of compaction equipment; assists in survey, layout and measurement activities.

On-site Concrete Inspection Inspects contractor’s operations in placement of concrete for pavements and for bridge piers and abutments; review and observe air content tests, slump tests, and cylinder reports; inspects contractor’s methods of handling and placing concrete to minimize segregation; inspects the methods of concrete curing and surface finishing; inspects paving trains to ensure a smooth concrete surface.

Structural Inspection Inspects contractor’s erecting of steel to ensure correct placement; inspects field welds, surface preparation, and the painting of steel.

Drainage Inspection Inspects contractor’s installation of culverts, sewers and ditches.

Asphalt Pavement Inspection Inspects contractor's placement of asphalt; ensures asphalt and air temperature for laying asphalt is optimal; ensures lift thickness conforms to specifications, ensures asphalt is properly compacted.

Project Support Activities Calculates actual construction project length, areas and volumes to verify correct payment amounts to the contractor; performs technical checking activities against the agreed-upon contract; performs other technical and engineering-related functions as required.

Miscellaneous Inspection Assignments Construction inspection assignments may also include: inspection of curbing, sidewalk, signs, guide railing, pavement markings, landscape items, water, sanitary, traffic signals, maintenance and protection of traffic, highway lighting, fencing, crack sealing, joint filling, and projects associated with the maintenance and rehabilitation of various components and structures that comprise the Canal system.

Materials Analyst Perform design, verification, or acceptance testing of construction materials at the central laboratory. Duties vary based on assigned lab groups, which are focused on geotechnical applications, strength of materials, geologic characterization, concrete asphalt, or chemical analysis. ## Additional Comments Degrees and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If the degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside of the United States and its territories, an independent verification of equivalency must be provided. The Examinations Information Desk of the Department of Civil Service maintains a list of acceptable companies which provide this service. Any evaluation fees must be paid by the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Canal Corporation or New York Power Authority. A list of acceptable companies can also be found at

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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 Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

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 history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at ## Notes on Applying Parking is provided by the Corporation.

To be considered for this position please send a Cover Letter, Resume and a copy of any Transcripts to the information below and reference Transportation Construction Inspector 2 - Syracuse.

CONTACT: phone: 518.449.6003

Justin Burns Albany Headquarters 30 South Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207

Date Posted: 02/27/20

Applications Due: 04/30/20

Vacancy ID: 79468

Agency: Canal Corporation

Title: Transportation Construction Inspector 2 - Syracuse

Occupational Category: I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $19.43 to $19.43 Hourly

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Temporary

Jurisdictional Class: Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 25%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.5

From: 7 AM

To: 3 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Onondaga

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12207

Name: Justin Burns

Telephone: 518-449-6003

Email Address:

Street Address: 149 Northern Concourse

Street: 30 S. Pearl Street