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Assistant Engineer (Civil) / Engineer Trainee

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Assistant Engineer (Civil) / Engineer Trainee
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-483
Application Due By 12/01/2017
Title Assistant Engineer (Civil) / Engineer Trainee
Location: City

Region 8

$55,494 - $78,014 Effective 04/17
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Provisional
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities As an Assistant Engineer (Civil), under general supervision, you would perform engineering work of moderate difficulty on projects to improve public access to DEC Facilities. You would plan, conduct surveys, design, inspect, and prepare contract documents and estimates, and supervise the construction and maintenance of environmental educational and recreational facilities including requisite water and wastewater treatment, bridges, drainage structures, dams, boat launches, buildings, wildlife facilities, roads and trails. You would review plans and estimates prepared by consulting engineers.
Specific tasks include:
Statewide field investigation and ability to independently obtain all information required to complete project designs including, surveying, testing, structural and safety analysis. Analysis and design in areas relating to structural, mechanical, hydraulic, water supply, sanitary, soils, and highway engineering, with extensive use of ACAD and engineering software. Preparation of design reports and technical documents to obtain regulatory approval. Cost analysis and preparation of project estimates and schedules. Preparation of contract documents for public bidding, bid review and award recommendation. Provide construction assistance, submittal review and interpretation of plans & specifications. Will be required to providing clear, understandable, verbal and written direction to office and field staff.
Minimum Qualifications Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

Minimum Qualifications for candidates eligible for provisional appointment, 55-b/55-c appointment or 70.4 transfer:

Engineer Trainee, NS:
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.
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Assistant Engineer (Civil), G-20:
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

This position is also open to the following candidates:

Reassignment Eligible - Those currently in the title and employed by DEC
Reinstatement Eligible - Those who have previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis.
Transfer Eligible - Those with one year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications (see above) and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

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 be advanced to the Grade 20 Assistant Engineer (Civil) title. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position.

Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain. Travel, overtime, and overnight may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.