Construction Specialist 1 Transportation

Grade 19

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Summary of Job Description

As a Construction Specialist 1 (Transportation), you would utilize strong empirical knowledge and extensive experience in performing complex civil engineering technical activities in the design, construction, inspection and evaluation of roads, bridges, airport structures, rail facilities, waterways, geotechnical features, materials, traffic and safety systems, and related structures and equipment. You would function as a construction project lead; ensure adherence to federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations; review the technical accuracy of plans and documentation in contracts and proposals; prepare cost estimates of materials and supplies for projects; gather and evaluate technical data; and prepare novel and difficult design models. You would also coordinate the activities of contractors, sub-contractors, utilities, local governments, and other affected parties to assure contract progress and scheduled completion, and make recommendations to engineering staff about revision of plans and specifications to meet field conditions or unexpected construction problems. You would also be responsible for ensuring the safety of inspection staff, contractor's employees, and the traveling public. In addition, you would also train and supervise subordinate engineering technicians and seasonal construction inspectors assigned to construction inspection.

Appointments to some positions requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position including the ability to access all structures, which may include but is not limited to bridges, dams, and locks.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Transportation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Principal Drafting Technician (General), Principal Drafting Technician (Structural), Principal Engineering Technician, Principal Engineering Technician (Soils), Mapping Technician 3, Mapping Technologist 1, Senior Engineering Materials Analyst, Senior Engineering Materials Chemist, Materials Testing Specialist 1, Engineering Geologist or Traffic Systems Technician 2.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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