Transportation, Department of
To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.
The minimum requirements for taking the promotion exam are:
You must be a qualified employee of New York State with permanent competitive or non-competitive service (including 55-b/55-c) as:
A. Either a Land Surveyor Technician 1 (Assistant Land Surveyor 2), Land Surveyor Technician 2
(Assistant Land Surveyor 3);
B. Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), Construction Specialist 1 (Transportation), Mapping Technician 3, Mapping Technologist 1, Principal Drafting Technician (Architectural), Principal Drafting Technician (General), Principal Drafting Technician (Structural), Principal Engineering Technician, Principal Engineering Technician (Soils), or Real Estate Specialist 1.
In order to qualify for appointment, candidates must have one year of service in a qualifying title listed above.
The minimum requirements for taking the Open-Competitive examination are:
Land Surveyor Trainee:
1. Graduation from an Engineering Accreditation Commission, Engineering Technology Accreditation, or Commission Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited bachelor’s or higher degree program in surveying or surveying technology;
2. Eligibility to sit for the Fundamentals of Surveying examination through the National Council for Examiners of Engineering and Surveying via letter issued by New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (proof of eligibility required).
Assistant Land Surveyor:
Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Surveying Examination or successful completion of 52 weeks of service as a Land Surveyor Trainee and successful completion of the Fundamentals of Surveying examination.
Note: As a Land Surveyor Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Land Surveyor, Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Land Surveyor, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying Examination (FS) and successfully completed the requirements of the traineeship to the satisfaction of the appointing authority. At the discretion of the appointing authority, early advancement to Assistant Land Surveyor is possible if you have obtained your FS and have successfully completed twelve months of the traineeship. It is your responsibility to notify the appointing authority’s personnel office upon obtaining proof of passing the FS. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FS. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority.
Under the direction of the Senior Land Surveyor, the incumbent will work with relative independence, supervise and direct the activities of field crews or right-of-way mappers, assign work and train and direct personnel. The incumbent must be able to coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously and be knowledgeable of current survey hardware and software such as semi-robotic total stations, digital levels, GPS and Microstation and Inroads. Duties may include but are not limited to –
Review the preparation of digital terrain models, base mapping and survey reports prepared by the Department and its consultants.
Provide quality control / quality assurance on all deliverables. Interact with supervisors, project designers, Main Office Photogrammetry section and others on project status and completion dates.
Instruct others in the proper operation and maintenance of surveying equipment and proper field safety procedures for the crews and traveling public.
Exercise professional judgment on complex highway or state land boundary determinations.
Assist with the activities of the Regional ROW Mapping unit, review appropriation maps and other mapping prepared by the Department and its consultants to assure accuracy and conformity with current Department standards and procedures.
Maintain project ROW mapping schedules and participate in meetings with Department groups regarding new ROW acquisitions.
Sign and seal property acquisition maps in the absence of the Regional Land Surveyor.
Respond to requests from other Department groups for highway boundary determinations.
Respond to Freedom of Information requests for information and Department records.
Specific duties will be discussed during the interview.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.
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