SENIOR ENGINEERING AIDE                                                                                                          1002



Under supervision, an employee in this class performs technical work assisting on engineering projects.  The incumbent operates engineering instruments and equipment in executing assigned tasks.  Specific work assignments received are usually accompanied by detailed written or oral instructions.  Employees are given more responsibility for work methods and greater opportunity to use independent judgment and engineering skill as experience is gained.  Work is distinguished from that of an Engineering Aide by operation of the more complex engineering instruments and by assumption of a higher degree of sub-professional engineering responsibility.  Some supervision is occasionally exercised over Engineering Aides.  Incumbent may serve as chief of a survey crew on a substitute basis.  Does related work as required.



                Inspects construction sites to insure compliance with established standards;

                Operates engineer’s level to establish grade; secures or establishes elevations;

                Operates a transit to locate established lines, points and angles, and established the relationship of surface features with each other by angles, elevations and distances; operates electronic survey equipment on a substitute basis;

                May act as substitute party chief on engineering surveys;

                Acts as head chainman; uses lock level to determine level of tape; makes temperature correction on tape; serves as rodman, chainman or axeman as needed;

                Reduces field notes; prepares field notes; plots cross sections from field notes; inputs data to computer files, maintains files and manipulates programs as required; makes less difficult computations;

                Inspects mixes of concrete and asphalt at material batching plants to assure quality and conformance to specifications;

                Acts as soil inspector for construction projects, checks soils for compaction and density and inspects materials being used for conformance to specifications;

                Records work performance, data sampling, and quantitative and qualitative data;

                May operate office equipment to maintain records, edit and update engineering data and perform mathematical computations;

                Performs a variety of sub-professional engineering tasks in engineering office;

                Assists in the inspection of sewer installations and treatment facility projects;

                Reviews and interprets records and plans for locating and marking out underground facilities;

                Marks out underground facilities;

                Assists in monitoring and surveillance activities of the industrial pretreatment and scavenger waste programs and sewage process control programs.



Good knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computations; good knowledge of the techniques and practices of surveying; good knowledge of the principles, practices and instruments used in engineering drafting; skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment; ability to input data and otherwise use a computer terminal; ability to use basic surveying instruments; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions: ability to read and interpret specifications, maps and technical drawings; ability to make the less complex engineering computations quickly and accurately; ability to prepare and trace simple engineering drawings with neatness and accuracy; ability to carry out sewage sampling programs and assist in sewage process evaluation; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



                OPEN COMPETITIVE

                Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of relevant experience in civil engineering, wastewater/sanitation, construction management, highways, materials testing, sub-soil investigations, or groundwater investigations.


NOTE:    Additional education in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science or a related field may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.



                Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Engineering Aide.



At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.