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New York State Civil Service Engineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) (NYS HELPS) - Region 8 in Hawthorne, New York


Agency Transportation, Department of

Title Engineer Trainee/Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) (NYS HELPS) - Region 8

Occupational Category I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade 20

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

Salary Range From $65001 to $91381 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Westchester

Street Address Traffic & Safety Group

200 Bradhurst Avenue

City Hawthorne

State NY

Zip Code 10532

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:Engineer Trainee: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.As an Engineer Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Engineer, Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Engineer, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) and successfully completed the requirements of the traineeship to the satisfaction of the appointing authority. At the discretion of the appointing authority, early advancement to the Assistant Engineer is possible if you have obtained your FE and have successfully completed twelve months of the traineeship. It is your responsibility to notify the appointing authority’s personnel office upon obtaining proof of passing the FE. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FE. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority.Assistant Engineer:Either 1. proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below;Or 2. proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below.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 appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law

Duties Description Under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional engineer, the incumbent would perform a variety of duties.Engineer Trainee’s typical duties may include, but are not limited to: transportation geometric design including intersection and work zone design & design of traffic control devise and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Engineer work to include site investigations, preparation of engineering drawings and construction estimates, traffic engineering and safety studies, highway capacity analyses and traffic management.Assistant Engineers will perform the aforementioned duties, as well as prepare Traffic Engineering Reports and other project documents, supervise and review the work of engineering and/or traffic systems technicians, perform complex operational analyses for system optimization, coordinates ITS and assist with Surface Transportation Control and work zone quality assurance activities.

Additional Comments *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 by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action 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.

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Name Administrative Services


Fax (845)-431-7927

Email Address dot.sm.r8.hr.personnel@dot.ny.gov


Street 4 Burnett Blvd

City Poughkeepsie

State NY

Zip Code 12603

Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R08-B-24-28 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than July 11th, 2024.Administrative Services DirectorNew York State Department of Transportation, Region 8,4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603Email: dot.sm.r08.hr.personnel@dot.ny.gov