Professional Engineer 1 Civil/Structural

Grade 24

New York State has approximately 11 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Engineer Civil/Structural

    Grade 20

  2. Professional Engineer 1 Civil/Structural

    Grade 24

  3. Professional Engineer 2 Civil/Structural

    Grade 27

  4. Professional Engineer 4 Civil/Structural

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

The Engineer titles have been consolidated as of 1/26/2017.  Please visit Frequently Asked Questions for further information regarding the consolidation and Engineer Title Changes for a list of titles being impacted.

As a Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Structural), you may perform professional engineering duties related to structures; analyze the appropriateness of plans focusing on types of loads; recommend design of structural systems; design and review difficult plans complicated by need to coordinate architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs; and may evaluate and advise on the revision of the Building Code and manuals of construction design and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) bridge specifications and standards.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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.

There are two examinations held for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have a New York State Professional Engineer’s License and current registration AND be a qualified employee of New York State (See Important Note) AND have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Assistant Engineer (Civil/ Structural)

Important Note: You are only eligible to apply to the agency where you are currently employed or on leave from.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of filing an application, candidates must have:

Either 1.a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below;

Or 2.a New York State Professional Engineer's license and current registration AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below:

Qualifying degrees: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Structural 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 in the analysis and design of steel framing, concrete framing, concrete foundations and seismic design.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

20-439 30-183

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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