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Transportation Analyst Trainee 1, G-13

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Job Description

Transportation Analysts collect and analyze transportation statistics and information; develop methods of analysis; evaluate existing and proposed plans and projects for their ability to meet transportation objectives and their impact on social, economic, and ecological factors; and prepare reports of findings.  Employees participate in transportation systems, program and project planning, and project development.  These positions are located in the Department of Transportation, with a few positions in the Bridge Authority and the Thruway Authority.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Bachelor's or higher degree in Business Administration, Calculus, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Mathematics, Operations Research, Public Administration, Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Regional Planning, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Transportation Systems Management, Transportation Systems Planning, or Urban Planning.


Bachelor's or higher degree which must have included at least 30 semester credit hours in transportation or highway planning, transportation or highway management, transportation or highway systems engineering, civil or transportation engineering, civil engineering technology statistics, economics, mathematical or computer quantitative/analytical methods, quantitative analysis, geography, geographic information systems, mathematics, statistics, public administration, public policy, information science, information systems, operations research/management, and/or computer modeling/science.

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Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the full performance, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the full performance job title. For additional appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

Appointment to the Full-level title - This job title is also filled at the Full-level (G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Transportation Analyst to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: