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New York State Civil Service Engineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) - NY HELPS in Utica, New York


Agency Transportation, Department of

Title Engineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) - NY HELPS

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade 18

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

Salary Range From $65001 to $91381 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Oneida

Street Address 2436 Chenango Road

City Utica

State NY

Zip Code 13502

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: On or before the date of filing your application, you must have: Either 1. A bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology as listed below; Or 2. Proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below. Note: If you are only eligible to apply under Option 1, you may apply if you expect to meet the educational requirements within six months of the filing date of your examination application. You may be considered for employment, but cannot be appointed, until you submit proof to the hiring agency that you completed the educational requirements. Failure to meet the educational requirements within six months of submitting your examination application may result in removal of your name from the eligible list. Qualifying degrees: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning and Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees. Qualifying experience: One year of full-time engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, railroads, bridges, airports, waterways, building structures, or traffic management and safety systems. 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 Duties Description: Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer, incumbents perform a variety of duties depending on assignment. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Maintaining an understanding of bridge needs through review of inspection reports and site visits • Participating in development and implementation of the Annual Work Plan • Monitoring and Tracking purchasing of materials in accordance with work plans and budget limits • Providing direct supervision of Bridge Repair Supervisor 2’s in the Utica Bridge Maintenance Shop and Special Crews • Providing indirect supervision of al crews in the above-mentioned Bridge Maintenance Shop and Special Crews • Managing and directing the maintenance at the Bridge Maintenance facilities • Performing basic engineering calculations and judgements related to bridge maintenance activities.= • Assisting the Regional Bridge Maintenance Engineer (RBME) with bridge assessments and recommendations related to Capital Program development. • Assist the RBME with hiring Bridge Maintenance workers including reviewing applications and resumes and participating in interviews. • Assist the RBME in creating summer work plans and work orders, scheduling projects for the crews and procuring materials necessary to complete jobs • Work with the RBME to prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of bridge repair details. Provide said details and technical assistance necessary to properly maintain and repair bridges • Inspect red and yellow flag conditions, recommend repair procedures, and verify flag repairs as adequate • Directly supervise second level supervisors in the repair and maintenance of bridges and field supervision of Bridge Crew maintenance staff. Responsible for monitoring MMS records, daily work reports, inventory. • Directly supervise second level supervisors in the Regional Crew to prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of Pavement Marking and Tree Pruning / Herbicide Program • Responsible for preparing and implementing/overseeing an annual training program for field staff. This includes both classroom training and on the job meetings for Bridge Maintenance employees. 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 Additional Information: *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe 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 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 of 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.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 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.

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Name HR Canvassing

Telephone 315-793-2389

Fax 315-793-2390

Email Address


Street 207 Genesee Street

City Utica

State NY

Zip Code 13501

Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R2-24-55 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than JULY 25, 2024 to:PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL: or FAX: (315)793-2390NYS Department of TransportationHR - Canvassing207 Genesee StreetUtica, NY 13501