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Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC)

No Current Vacancies for Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC)

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.

Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC)/Engineer Trainee
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number
Application Due By
Title Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC)/Engineer Trainee
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau

$60,069 - $84,540 Effective 4/2021
20/18 Salary and appointment level is dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
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 18 or higher and:
  • Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications -listed below.
  • Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1:
Engineer Trainee:
Permanent competitive service as an Principal Drafting Technician General, Principal Drafting Technician Structural, Principal Engineering Technician, Principal Engineering Technician Soils.

Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC):
Permanent competitive service as an Assistant Engineer (All Parenthetics)

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below 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. Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):

Engineer Trainee:
A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

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 appropriate appoint-level-changed (PR-50) Grade 20 Assistant Engineer 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.

Assistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC):
Proof of successful completion of a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
Additional Comments
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.