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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Assistant District Utility Relocation Administrator (Civil Engineer (General)) in Pennsylvania

Assistant District Utility Relocation Administrator (Civil Engineer (General))

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Assistant District Utility Relocation Administrator (Civil Engineer (General))

Salary

$67,678.00 - $88,235.00 Annually

Location

Lackawanna County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Job Number

CS-2024-87848-1112G

Department

Department of Transportation

Division

TR Dstr Off 400

Opening Date

07/08/2024

Closing Date

7/22/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

1112G

Position Number

00228961

Union

AFSCME

Bargaining Unit

B4

Pay Group

ST07

Bureau / Division Code

00080400

Bureau / Division

TR Dstr Off 400

Worksite Address

PennDOT District 4-0 Engineering Office, 55 Keystone Industrial Park

City

Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

18512

Contact Name

Dana Perraglia

Contact Phone

570.963.4730

Contact Email

dperraglia@pa.gov

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THE POSITION

Elevate your professional journey by seizing the opportunity to join the Department of Transportation in the role of Assistant District Utility Relocation Administrator. In this position, you will play a crucial role in overseeing intricate utility relocation projects within the District, ensuring that they are executed smoothly and efficiently. Utilizing your expertise in engineering practices and principles, you will be tasked with making informed decisions and judgments that are essential for the successful completion of various work assignments.

If you are ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role that allows you to showcase your skills and contribute to important infrastructure projects, do not hesitate to submit your application today and embark on a fulfilling career path with the Department of Transportation.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In this role, the primary responsibility is to analyze and interpret engineering plans to identify potential conflicts with utility lines. When conflicts are identified, the incumbent will work closely with project engineers to propose alternative solutions or work with utility companies to re-engineer the plan or relocate the utility lines.

Additionally, the position requires the individual to inspect utility relocation work and maintain strong communication with various stakeholders including Central Office, Federal Highway Administration utility representatives, municipal officials, consulting engineers, and contractors. This involves resolving disputes by explaining department policies and procedures and negotiating conflicts as they arise.

Furthermore, the role involves submitting all plans, estimates, and agreements to Central Office for review and approval, in accordance with District policy and procedures. The individual will also be responsible for explaining and negotiating with municipal officials regarding proposed relocations and payments, as required under state law.

The position also requires the application of engineering practices and principles when reviewing proposed estimates, plans, and agreements for completeness, accuracy, feasibility, and conformity to established standards and policy. The incumbent will recommend approval, disapproval, or modification of proposed plans and agreements.

Moreover, the individual will develop and maintain a liaison with utilities to ensure that construction schedules for each established project are met. This involves conducting field inspections of affected utilities to determine the feasibility of relocations and reviewing proposed relocation plans for adherence to established standards.

Additionally, the role involves reviewing the inspection of construction materials and workmanship associated with the relocation of utilities to ensure conformity to standards and specifications. The incumbent will also review daily inspection reports for utility relocation projects under construction and use the URMS system as necessary to process all utility activities.

Finally, the position may involve performing other related duties as required.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.

  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.

  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 3 days per week upon successful completion of probationary period. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Civil Engineer Trainee training program (commonwealth title); or

  • Five years of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; or

  • Four years of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and an engineer-in-training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, and an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related engineering discipline; or

  • One year of civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline

    Special Requirement:

  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license.

    Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports. See hiring agency contact information.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:

  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov .

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:

  • your score may be lower than deserved.

  • you may be disqualified.

  • You may only apply/test oncefor this posting.

  • Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Necessary Special Requirement- Do you possess a current driver's license which is not under suspension?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    If you responded "Yes" to the above question, please provide the license number and the expiration date. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    03

    Have you successfully completed the Civil Engineer Trainee training program (while employed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    05

    Do you have one or more years of civil engineering experience?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    07

    Do you possess a conferred associates degree or a conferred bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Do you possess an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists?

  • Yes

  • No

    09

    If you responded "Yes" to the above question, please list your certification number and expiration. If you claimed you do not have the certification, type N/A in the text box below.

    10

    You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page. (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx)

  • Yes

    11

    WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – REVIEWS DOCUMENTSReviews highway occupancy permits and plans, estimate/agreement packages, cost sharing requests, consultant approval requests, utility relocation permits, or project proposals to ensure feasibility and compliance. Provides assistance in correcting issues or concerns.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience reviewing occupancy permits and plans, estimate/agreement packages, cost sharing requests, consultant approval requests, utility relocation permits, or project proposals to ensure feasibility and compliance. I provided assistance in correcting issues or concerns.

  • B. I have experience reviewing occupancy permits and plans, estimate/agreement packages, cost sharing requests, consultant approval requests, utility relocation permits, or project proposals to ensure feasibility and compliance. I DID NOT provide assistance in correcting issues or concerns.

  • C. I have successfully completed college level coursework or training related to appreciation of engineering, quality documentation review, compliance, or quality assurance.

  • D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

    12

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The type(s) of documents you reviewed for feasibility or compliance.

  • Your experience correcting issues or concerns.

  • The actual duties you performed and level of responsibility.

    13

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    14

    WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - PROJECT COORDINATIONCommunicates and coordinates with offices performing permitting maintenance, right-of-way, and project/contract management work to ensure design and construction concerns are addressed in the relocation of utilities and railroads. Provides guidance in employer policies and engineering standards.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience communicating and coordinating with others from offices performing permitting maintenance, right-of-way, or project/contract management work. I provided guidance regarding policies or engineering standards.

  • B. I have experience communicating and coordinating with others from offices performing permitting maintenance, right-of-way, or project/contract management work. I DID NOT provide guidance regarding policies or engineering standards.

  • C. I have experience communicating and coordinating with others regarding work NOT RELATED TO an engineering environment.

  • D. I I have successfully completed college level coursework related to communications or public speaking.

  • E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior

    15

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The group(s)/office(s) that you were coordinating with and the topic(s) of the information.

  • The type of guidance you were providing.

    16

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    17

    WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – DESIGN REVIEWPrepares engineering designs including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and design computations related to roadway features and utility placement. Reviews engineering designs from others, including supporting engineering data. Makes recommendations for revisions for completeness and accuracy.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience preparing engineering designs including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, or design computations. I also have experience reviewing engineering designs from others for completeness or accuracy and recommending revisions.

  • B. I have experience preparing engineering designs including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, or design computations. I DID NOT review engineering designs from others or recommend revisions.

  • C. I have successfully completed college level coursework or training related to computer-aided design in civil engineering, or traffic operations and design.

  • D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

    18

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • Your experience preparing or reviewing engineering designs.

  • The type(s) of recommendations you made based on design review.

    19

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework or training, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title(s)

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

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