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Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the 524-mile waterway for boating, recreation, tourism and agriculture. The New York State Canal System includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship. For more information on The New York State Canal Corporation’s mission, values and opportunities, please visit

The Canal Corporation is seeing to fill one position of Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) for Asset Management in either Syracuse or Buffalo, on a permanent basis, as follows:

TITLE: Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) SG: 24 LOCATION: Syracuse or Buffalo

SALARY RANGE: $81,911 to $110,560


Under the direction of the Engineer in charge of the Bureau of Asset Management, the incumbents will be responsible for the structural inspections of a portfolio of locks, bridges, buildings, roads, retaining walls, water control structures, breakwaters, guide structures, culverts, multiuse trails, and other civil infrastructure assets, within their assigned region. Incumbents perform the following engineering and engineering related duties:

• Ensure Canal staff and consultant inspections are completed in compliance with the Canal Corporation’s Structure Inspection Manual.

• Collaborate with the Director of Asset Management to update and improve the Canal Structure Inspection Manual.

• Oversee the Flag (Structural/Safety) inventory in their allocated region.

• Review and approves reports documenting inspections.

• Coordinate scheduling and prioritization of structural inspections within a region.

• Maintain knowledge of current Federal, State, and industry standards related to the inspection of civil infrastructure.

• Prepare reports, plans, and details to support various inspection assignment.

• Complete field work as necessary to support canals inspection program.

• Partner with other functional areas to drive Inspection Improvement Initiatives and recommends improvements to Inspection policies and procedures.

• Promote continuous improvement related to ensuring the safety of Canal’s civil infrastructure.

• Develop and maintain proficiency operating various Canal inspection equipment including but not limited to Drones, ROV’s (Crawler/Submersible), Vessels, ATV’s, and survey devices.

• Perform a variety of additional tasks as assigned.


Permanent appointment: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Civil Service eligible list for Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) or candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under the provisions of Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.


Canal Corporation Engineering Opportunities

The New York State Canal Corporation relies upon engineers to ensure the safe, reliable operation of the 524 miles of the canal system within New York State. The canal system, with its rich history and vital economic impact on the communities it passes through, provides opportunities and unique professional challenges for engineers looking to advance their skillsets and knowledge base. More information about Engineering opportunities with the Canal Corporation, can be found here:

Professional Engineer 1 Open/Competitive Eligible List

Engineer Trainee, Assistant Engineer, and Professional Engineer 1 are filled via a continuous recruitment online training and experience questionnaire that candidates can fill out in order to be put on a Civil Service list for hiring. If you are from outside New York State service and are interested in receiving consideration for any of the open-competitive engineering opportunities offered by the Canal Corporation, in addition to sending us your resume and cover letter, we ask that you please visit the Civil Service website at, and follow the instructions on filling out the online questionnaire applicable to the title and agency you are interested in applying for, so that we may be able to consider you for these opportunities. Once you have completed the online questionnaire, the Canal Corporation will be in touch with you as to next steps concerning the process. Please note that the Canal Corporation will process these questionnaires on a periodic basis.

Please note that workday schedule options, Overtime eligibility, as well as telecommuting options, for this position will be discussed with candidates during the interview. Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.


In addition to getting placed on the open/competitive eligible list for Professional Engineer 1, candidates must also submit a resume and cover letter before the closing date to be considered for appointment to this position. Please include the position title, “Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) - Asset Mgmt & Inspection”, in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Resumes and cover letters may be sent to the following e-mail box:

ATTN: Jonathan Brown

Albany Headquarters

30 South Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12207


The New York State Canal Corporation offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

Holiday & Paid Time Off

• Nine (9) paid holidays annually

• Four (4) paid floating holidays annually

• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually

• Earn five (5) days of paid personal leave annually

• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually

Health Benefits

• Participation in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and access to their variety of affordable health insurance options

• Pre-Tax contribution program

• Dental and Vision benefits at no additional cost

• Opt-Out incentive program

• Flex Spending Account (FSA)

Additional Benefits

• PEF representation and access to their benefits, including a tuition benefits program that provides financial assistance to permanent, full-time employees providing a payment of 90% of tuition, up to 15 credit hours annually, for satisfactorily completed (i.e., passing) courses.

• Employee Assistance Program

• Professional development and promotional opportunities

• Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP)

• Qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership

• NYS Deferred Compensation

• And many more…

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email



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