New York – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Civil Service today announced the New York State Career Opportunities in Engineering Program, a new civil service exam program that will provide qualified engineers with immediate and continuous access to a wide array of job opportunities across state government. More than 250 engineering positions are expected to be filled statewide over the next six months.
The new exam series offers candidates the opportunity to apply and complete an online questionnaire that will be used by more than 20 state agencies, as candidates are needed to fill engineering vacancies across the state.
“The New York State Career Opportunities in Engineering Program provides a great opportunity to connect the next generation of leaders in various engineering fields with careers across New York State government. Through this program, New York State will continue its efforts to build a pipeline of new, diverse talent and create an extensive talent pool for state agencies,” said Lola W. Brabham, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Civil Service.” I encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the Engineering exams and pursue a rewarding and meaningful career with the State of New York.”
Engineering careers are available to college graduates in engineering and engineering technology, individuals who have passed the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and New York State licensed and currently registered Professional Engineers. To learn more and apply, visit www.cs.ny.gov/engineering/oc.
Applications for the exam are accepted continuously and there is no application fee or application deadline. New York State employs more than 2,000 engineers in various agencies across the state.
Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas said: “Engineers design, build and maintain our state highways and thousands of bridges, as well as railroads, airports, ports and public transit facilities, all of it supporting commerce and ensuring that travelers reach their destinations safely. Engineers are critical to our work at the New York State Department of Transportation and this new civil service exam series will be a streamlined, centralized resource for filling dozens of fascinating engineering jobs here and at other agencies that have important work across the entire state.”
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said: “New York State is a leader in taking on complex challenges like climate change, protecting air and water quality, and improving community resiliency, and it is vital we have technical experts who can develop effective programs to address these and other issues that affect our health and environment. The new Engineering Exam Program will help us bolster DEC’s technical resources staff and our ability to protect our air, lands and waters, and all the people who live and work in the state.”
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito said: “Examining experience and credentials for engineers who are just starting out and those who have been in the industry for some time who are interested in joining State service, is an excellent way for the Office of General Services to attract skilled professionals at all levels to work with our talented design and construction team. We will now be able to hire from a qualified group of candidates quickly and easily to fill our engineering needs and establish a long-term career path in this field.”
Candidates may apply for the following engineering titles in New York State based on their qualifications and experience. To learn more about the engineering specialties, including minimum qualifications for each engineer title, view the below examination announcements.
- Engineer Trainee – Exam Announcement
- Assistant Engineer – Exam Announcement
- Professional Engineer 1 – Exam Announcement
Each engineering title has specialized engineering fields, from civil to environmental engineering, that require specific engineering experience, education, certification, or licensure.
Candidates can apply by selecting the level of engineer, specialized engineer area, and the state agency for which they are interested in employment. Information provided in the online questionnaire will then be used to review candidate qualifications and will serve as the test for these titles.
State agencies will score online questionnaires periodically throughout the year when additional qualified candidates are needed to fill vacancies. Once added to the list of eligible candidates, individuals will have a two-year period of eligibility for appointment.
A list of other scheduled state civil service exams open to all qualified individuals is available at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/.
To sign-up for notifications of upcoming state civil service exams, visit: https://www.cs.ny.gov/announ/emaillist.cfm.
Contact: Jian Paolucci | pio (at) cs.ny (dot) gov | 518.457.9375
Source: New York State