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Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), SG-20

Appointment Type: Permanent

Negotiation Unit: Asset Management & Inspection Bureau

Position: # 03415

Location: Syracuse Div. Office OR Buffalo Div. Office

The Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) incumbent reports to the Engineer in charge of the Bureau of Asset Management, Professional Engineer 3 (Civil/Transportation) or their designee and will be responsible for engineering duties supporting the Asset Management of a large portfolio of locks, bridges, buildings, roads, retaining walls, water control structures, breakwaters, guide structures, culverts, multiuse trails, and other civil infrastructure, also including Fleet, Equipment and Marine assets. Under the direct supervision of higher-level professional engineering staff, the incumbent performs the following engineering and engineering related duties:

  • Maintains and updates Canals asset inventory data which includes civil infrastructure, marine vessels, fleet & equipment assets, utilizing various software systems including but limited to the Canal Infrastructure Management (CIMS), Maximo Enterprise Asset Management, and ARI Fleet Management.
  • Provides general engineering support for the projects across the Bureau of Asset Management.
  • Assists in preparing reports, plans, presentations, updating manuals, and with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Participates in Canals Drone program in various roles.
  • Completes field work and site visits as necessary to support Asset Management.
  • Performs a variety of additional tasks as assigned

Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Civil Service eligible list for Engineer Trainee (Civil/Transportation) or Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation) OR candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under the provisions of Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

In accordance with Article XIII of the Agreement between the NYS Canal Corporation and the Public Employees Federation, any employee eligible for appointment who is interested in this position shall so indicate by signing this posting below. Candidates must also submit a resume and cover letter before the closing date to be considered for appointment to this position.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of 9/25/2020 to Please include the position title, Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

phone: 518.449.6003

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at