New York State Civil Service Senior Engineering Technician/Engineering Technician Trainee in Watertown, New York
Agency Transportation, Department of
Title Senior Engineering Technician/Engineering Technician Trainee
Occupational Category Other Professional Careers
Salary Grade 13
Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
Salary Range From $35298 to $59542 Annually
Employment Type Full-Time
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class
Travel Percentage 20%
Hours Per Week 37.5
From 7 AM
To 3:30 PM
Flextime allowed? No
Mandatory overtime? No
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Telecommuting allowed? Yes
Street Address 317 Washington Street
Zip Code 13601
Minimum Qualifications In order to be considered for a permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable from the current eligible list; OR be eligible for reassignment; OR be eligible for transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.Minimum qualifications are as follows:Engineering Technician Trainee, NS=Grade 8:1. Either 1. one year 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 diploma issued by a recognized educational authority;2. Or 2. 18 semester credit hours of college course work 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;3. Or 3. graduation from a high school technical program (recognized by an accrediting agency as meeting acceptable program practices and standards) in CAD/CAM, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics, electronics, or electronics technology.IMPORTANT: If you are using college coursework to qualify for this examination, you MUST provide additional course information on your application demonstrating you have earned the required number of credits. You must include the name and location of the college, the course title, and number of credits earned for each course. You can add this information into your online application or attach to your paper application. Failure to provide this information may result in the disapproval of your application to take the examination.Note: Upon successful completion of the 52-week traineeship, candidates will be automatically advanced to the Senior Engineering Technician position (SG-13).If you are selected for appointment, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level (Advanced Placement). You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at the time of your interview.For advanced placement to the Full Performance level of Senior Engineering Technician, 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.
Duties Description At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter, possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is required or the ability to meet the travel requirements of the position must otherwise be demonstrated.Specific job duties will be discussed at the interview. Under the direction and supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer, incumbents perform a variety of duties depending on assignment.When assigned to Construction, typical duties will include, but are not limited to: An Engineering Technician Trainee (ET) and a Senior Engineering Technician (SET) can be assigned to work in field assignments on construction projects and in the Technical Services Unit. • 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 andenvironmental concerns. Instructs seasonal and lesser experienced inspectors in project duties as needed.• An ET/SET may also perform work in the Technical Services Unit including, but not limited to material production and plant inspection, project site material testing, material mix design testing/verification, pavement and bridge deck coring, aggregate testing, and technical document preparation. • An ET/SET may also be assigned to a field survey crew or the Regional Office to assist higher level technicians and/or Engineers.• Overnight stays, night work, and weekend work may be required for field assignments.When assigned to Design, typical duties will include, but are not limited to: 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.Serving as a member of the field survey crew, assisting with survey operations under the direction of the survey crew chief and Regional Land Surveyor.
Additional Comments Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Name April Amo, HRSTr2
Email Address R7-HR-Postings@dot.ny.gov
Street 317 Washington Street, 9th Floor
Zip Code 13601
Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R7-23-49 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 31, 2023