Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/06/17
Applications Due: 12/21/17
Vacancy ID: 45893

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleEngineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) R3

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $55494 to $70566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37 1/2

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

Location

County Onondaga

Street Address 333 East Washington Street

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13202

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 Open Competitive examinations are:

Engineer Trainee, SG-18:

A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Technology; Construction Engineering; Construction Engineering Technology; Construction Management Engineering Technology; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulics Engineering; Materials Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering or Transportation Planning and Engineering

OR

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you are applying with proof of successful completion of the FE examination, preference will be given to applicants with one year of engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, bridges, airports, waterways, or traffic management and safety systems.

NOTE: Individuals appointed as an Engineer Trainee are required to complete a minimum of one year of successful performance as an Engineer Trainee and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you obtain your FE by the end of the first year you will advance to the title of Assistant Engineer Civil/Transportation, G-20. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), G-20:

Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Technology; Construction Engineering; Construction Engineering Technology; Construction Management Engineering Technology; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulics Engineering; Materials Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering or Transportation Planning and Engineering

AND/OR

One year of engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, bridges, airports, waterways, or traffic management and safety systems.

Duties Description An Assistant Engineer – Civil Transportation (AE) in the Design Group may function as a highway or bridge designer or as an Assistant Bridge Inspection Team Leader. An AE in the Construction Group can be assigned to work in the regional construction office, in field assignments on construction projects, and in the Materials Unit.

A highway or bridge designer’s duties include preparing plans and details for highway and bridge projects using CADD; assisting with preparation of project scoping and design reports; preparing engineer’s estimates; preparing project schedules; gathering and compiling site data; and developing notes and specifications for specialty work.

An Assistant Bridge Inspection Team Leader’s duties include assisting with bridge inspections, evaluations and load ratings; documenting stream cross section and scour readings; documenting bridge conditions; completing hands-on inspections of bridge components; reviewing and updating inventory files; updating load rating data; and operating aerial lift equipment.

A field assignment on construction projects could include being an Engineer-In-Charge, Office Engineer, or Inspector. An assignment in the Materials Unit could include functioning as the Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory IAST Coordinator, or Plant Quality Assurance Technician. Overnight stay, night work and weekend work may be required for field assignments.

In addition, based on operational need, AEs may be assigned to various program areas throughout their employment duration to support capital program delivery or other critical department initiatives. Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations. Successful candidates will be expected to attend and successfully complete any required training.

At the time of appointment, and continuously thereafter, candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the travel requirements of the position by maintaining a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and/or having access to reliable transportation.

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 info@goer.ny.gov.

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

Contact Information

Name Barb Metcalf

Telephone

Fax 315-428-4283

Email Address dot.sm.r3.hr.personnel@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Department of Transportation

333 East Washington St

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13202

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a letter of interest and a current resume no later than December 21, 2017. Please indicate the posting ID # when applying.