NYS Department of Transportation Transportation Construction Inspector in Watertown, New York
Each year prior to the construction season the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) begins hiring qualified individuals to augment its permanent workforce. All Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs) are Seasonal Positions. Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs) assist in monitoring and inspecting construction projects during the construction season that begins in April. The actual length of the construction season varies between DOT regions, depending on the weather, as well as the number and kind of projects being undertaken. In the downstate regions (New York City, Long Island or the Lower Hudson Valley, for example), the construction season may extend through the end of December. Transportation Construction Inspectors are primarily field jobs. Individuals must be able to get to the various construction sites on their own. It is helpful, therefore, if candidates have access to reliable transportation. Candidates may be expected to work some overtime. In these instances, TCIs are eligible for overtime pay. Depending on workload, the nature of the position may also result in a TCI having to work in several different counties.