Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/06/17
Applications Due: 07/21/20
Vacancy ID: 42030

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitlePrincipal Engineering Technician (Soils)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade16

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

Salary RangeFrom $49727 to $63293 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address New York State Department of Transportation

50 Wolf Road, POD 5-1

City Albany


Zip Code12232

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or 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 in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:
You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Transportation and have had three months of PERMANENT competitive, non-competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Engineering Geologist, Engineering Materials Analyst, Junior Engineer, Senior Drafting Technician (General), Senior Drafting Technician (Structural), Senior Engineering Technician, and Senior Engineering Technician (Soils). After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

Duties Description Under the direction of a higher-level supervisor, the candidate will perform technical work related to the design and construction of highways, bridges, buildings, dams and other facilities.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Performing complex laboratory or field tests.
• Performing computations and cost estimates in support of design activity.
• Supervise a soil survey or field testing unit.
• Training subordinates to perform calculations, making maps and plans, conducting tests, evaluating results and performing field work/inspection.
• Checking test reports of subordinates for completeness and accuracy.
• Maintaining and verifying equipment is in proper operation condition.
• Participating in the development of new tests and the modification of existing tests.
• Occasionally traveling statewide to collect and analyze field data.
• Performing other duties, as required.

Responsibilities also may include participating within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments 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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Dana M. Thielke



Email Address


Street New York State Department of Transportation, Office of Technical Services

50 Wolf Road, POD 5-1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12603


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a letter of interest and a current resume no later than July 21, 2017.