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Professional Engineer 3 (Civil)

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Professional Engineer 3 (Civil)
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-327 (Previously Posted as 18-302)
Application Due By 06/22/2018
Title Professional Engineer 3 (Civil)
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
Central Office
Operations/Design & Construction
$97,466 - $123,166 Effective 4/2018
663 (M3)
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Provisional/Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC Managerial/Confidential
Duties/Responsibilities Serve as Chief of the Bureau of Design & Construction. The three main functions of the bureau are engineering and architectural design, construction management, and project planning, development and coordination. The Bureau administers a variety of in-house bid projects, consultant bid projects and consultant work orders. During the 2017-18 fiscal year, the bureau administered upwards of 100 projects/work orders valued at roughly $30 million.

The Bureau Chief directly supervises three (3) Design Section leaders (Professional Engineer 2's, Civil), a Construction Section leader (Professional Engineer 1, Civil) and a Secretary 1. The incumbent reports directly to the Assistant Director of Operations and communicates regularly with the Assistant Director and the Director of Operations, often interfacing with Executive staff. The bureau provides technical engineering support to a variety of DEC Divisions and programs, including the Division of Lands and Forests, Fish and Wildlife, Marine Resources, Water, Environmental Education and Recreation. The Bureau Chief manages the design and construction, inspection and related maintenance programs for recreational facilities, bridges, drainage structures, dams, buildings, fish hatcheries, wildlife facilities, roads and trails. The incumbent will work closely with program managers to identify funding and to schedule construction activities - often within narrow time frames, to reduce impacts to public use and programs. The incumbent has major responsibility for budgeting and contract management for facilities, infrastructure, and other assets; is responsible for maintaining project information within the Capital Project Database, entering and updating records regularly; participates in capital projects improvement process and will lead the effort to develop term contracting procedures, which will involve outreach to OGS, OPRHP and DASNY; participates in various inter-agency committees including the Council of Contracting Agencies. The incumbent will serve as the Dam Safety project coordinator and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) engineering contact. Experience in dam safety and design is highly preferred.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Minimum qualifications for provisional appointment:
Must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive service as a Professional Engineer 2 (Civil)

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 27/M2 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 52.6: Must have current or prior service in a title designated as 52.6 within two salary grades\one M grade of this position. To determine if your title is designated as 52.6 go to the Department of Civil Service website and search for your title under GOT-IT.

If no more than three individuals meeting the provisional qualifications are interested, it will be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion. The minimum qualification for non-competitive promotion are:
Must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive service as a Professional Engineer 2 (Civil)

Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response.
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.