Public Service, Department of
Current New York State Employees
Must be a current New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service as a Professional Engineer 1 (Electrical), Grade 24, OR a current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer* under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
General Public – Engineering List
Candidates already on the appropriate Engineering List have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting. If you are not on the list and meet the below qualifications, you may apply to be added to the continuous recruitment engineering list for this title.
Applicants must have a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration, AND either: a qualifying** bachelor’s degree or higher OR at least one year of full-time engineering experience in electrical systems.
Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility.
** Information on qualifying degrees and experience can be found at https://www.cs.ny.gov/engineering/oc/
The Professional Engineer 1 (Electrical), Grade 24, will work in the Resilience section of the Office of Resilience and Emergency Preparedness, and will independently perform complex engineering analysis of major utilities and services related to the oversight of the electric transmission and distribution systems, including all aspects of their vegetation management programs. Incumbents will perform the full range of professional engineering services, including demonstration of expert knowledge of electric facility design, electric system resilience, safety and reliability standards development and compliance, and utility operations and maintenance of complicated large scope projects and program review. Duties include but are not limited to:
Analyzing rate proceedings and preparing staff position through testimony.
Reviewing and analyzing utility cost allocation and rate design.
Developing and reviewing emergency plans and collecting and analyzing data relevant to supply planning and emergency plans.
Investigating and analyzing utility distribution operations and planning systems.
Undertaking efforts to ensure the promotion of utility safety design, construction, and operations.
Investigating incidents that may directly affect safety or may have broader safety implications.
Providing supervisory support and mentor guidance to Assistant Engineers and Engineer Trainees within the Section.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, at just and reasonable rates, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.
Engineers at DPS provide technical expertise on matters involving the planning, design, maintenance, operations, reliability, and expansion of the aforementioned services and their infrastructure in furtherance of achieving the Department’s mission and the State’s Clean Energy Standard mandate of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Under New York State Education guidelines, all professional engineers must practice only in their area(s) of competency, or they may be subject to disciplinary action. It is your responsibility to be knowledgeable of any restrictions that are based on law or regulation, as well as those that relate specifically to your area of professional competence. Continued employment as a Professional Engineer 1 is dependent upon continued possession of a New York State Professional Engineer’s license with current registration. Failure to maintain your New York State License and registration may result in removal from the Professional Engineer 1 title.
The primary location for these positions will be either Albany or New York City. If a position is filled in the New York City location, the salary range above would increase by the Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at https://dps.ny.gov.
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