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DOT Construction Inspector Positions Start at $17.50/Hr

Jobs at Levels 1 and 2; Apply by April 1; Openings Throughout The State

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The Department of Transportation is accepting applications through April 1 for Transportation Construction Inspector 1 and 2 positions in several counties, including Queens, Suffolk, Broome, Dutchess, Albany and others. The hourly pay range is $17.50 to $19.43.  

The Work

Under the supervision of a Department of Transportation engineer, Transportation Construction Inspectors are assigned to one or more construction projects to perform construction or materials inspection or inspection-related tasks. Those include earthwork inspections, on-site concrete inspections, structural inspections, drainage inspections, asphalt pavement inspections materials inspections, project support activities; materials analysis and miscellaneous inspection assignments, such as curbing, sidewalk, signs, guide rail, pavement markings, traffic signals, lighting and fencing.

Level 1 Qualifications

Transportation Construction Inspector 1 applicants need to have either 1) one construction season of experience in highway, bridge or other civil-engineering-related construction inspection, as described above;

Or 2) Completion of at least one year (minimum of 27 semester credit hours) of college coursework as part of an associate-degree program in engineering, engineering technology, construction technology, engineering science, surveying technology, drafting/CAD, or heavy-equipment operations;

Or 3) completion of at least one year of coursework as part of a bachelor’s degree program in engineering, engineering technology, environmental sciences or environmental technology, construction management, construction supervision, engineering management, construction engineering or construction-engineering technology, transportation planning, mathematics, physical science, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, landscape architecture, surveying, physics, geology or forestry.

Level 2 Qualifications

Transportation Construction Inspector 2 applicants need to have either 1) Two separate construction seasons of work experience in highway, bridge or other civil-engineering-related construction inspection, as described above;

Or 2) Completion of an associate-degree program in engineering, engineering technology, construction technology, engineering science, surveying technology, drafting/CAD, or heavy equipment operations;

Or 3) Completion of at least two years (minimum of 54 semester credit hours) of college course work as part of a bachelor’s degree program in engineering, engineering technology, environmental sciences or environmental technology, construction management, construction supervision, engineering management, construction engineering or construction-engineering technology, transportation planning, mathematics, physical science, architecture or architectural technology, construction technology, landscape architecture, surveying, physics, geology or forestry;

Or 4) Completion of one construction season of work experience, as described above, plus a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of college course work as part of an associate or bachelor’s degree program as cited above.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest stating their preferred work location, a current resume, and New York State application no later than April 1 to recruitment@dot.ny.gov. Applications can be found at www.ny.gov/nysdot-employment-opportunities/application. Complete information on the positions is at www.ny.gov/programs/nysdot-employment-opportunities.


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