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Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical), Grade 27 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) position in the Office of Facilities Planning.  This Office is primarily responsible for code enforcement, life safety, fire safety and health in all public K-12 schools and BOCES in the State, exclusive of New York City.  The incumbent of this position will be responsible for review and approval of engineering construction documents for capital construction undertaken by public school districts and BOCES that require the approval of the Commissioner of Education.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and manage subordinate engineering staff and workload;
  • Review construction documents (drawings, specifications, and other supporting documentation) for conformance with applicable codes, rules, regulations, and standards;
  • Review changes submitted for previously approved projects for conformance with applicable codes, rules, regulations, and standards;
  • Provide technical assistance to school districts, architects, and engineers working on public school projects;
  • Respond to correspondence from a wide range of individuals including parents, citizens, school administrators, consultants, and legislators;
  • Perform research, as necessary, to resolve code related issues;
  • Perform research and collaborate with other State agencies as needed to create guidance as new laws and regulations are enacted;
  • Make field visits and inspections, as required, to investigate code compliance, complaints, or emergency conditions, and provide on-site technical advice;
  • Conduct presentations to constituent groups to promote the Department’s programs and policies;
  • Develop and maintain expertise in K-12 school facility design, construction, and operational issues; and
  • Perform special assignments as required such as updating existing guidance and policy documents, reviewing and drafting responses for legislative initiatives, and drafting newsletter articles for the field.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) AND possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) AND possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Professional Engineer 2 with one of the following parenthetical title designations: Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Civil, Civil/Construction, Civil/Geotechnical, Civil/Materials, Civil/Structural, Civil/Transportation, Environmental, or Industrial AND possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.

Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered.  For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as Professional Engineer 1 (Mechanical) AND possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of licensure and registration will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.  Continued employment as a Professional Engineer 2 (Mechanical) is dependent upon maintaining a New York State Professional Engineer ’s license and current registration.  Failure to maintain this license with current registration will result in removal from the position.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $111,316 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 28, 2019 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions preferred).  You must include the Box number (OHE-699/04409) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 27
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$90,375
Box #: 
OHE-699/04409
Deadline Date: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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