Occ. Code 4010200

PARK ENGINEER, GRADE 20
SENIOR PARK ENGINEER, GRADE 24
ASSOCIATE PARK ENGINEER, GRADE 27
CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 1, M-3
CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 2, M-4

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

Positions in this title series perform professional activities, requiring specialized training and education, to design, construct, rehabilitate, maintain, and inspect agency infrastructure, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, boat launches, beaches, pavilions, and marinas, buildings, roads, bridges, and water and sewage systems. Aesthetics, the architectural and natural environment, and the multiple functions and uses of facilities are significant factors in their work. These positions are found only in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

RELATED CLASSES

Civil Engineers apply knowledge of engineering theories and principles to plan, design, construct, inspect, and maintain transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, airports, waterways, traffic control systems, and related structures and equipment.

Architects perform professional architectural work to plan and design the creation, construction, rehabilitation, and restoration of buildings and schedule and coordinate the services of engineers, specification writers, estimators, and others providing specialized services to their architectural projects.

Landscape Architects apply professional training and knowledge to design, select materials, estimate costs, and supervise construction and maintenance of landscaping for buildings, parks, highways, and related facilities and coordinate their work with engineering and architectural staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

PARK ENGINEER: full performance level; serves as engineer-in-charge on major projects under general direction of licensed engineer; supervises engineering and maintenance staff; serves as assistant to the Senior Park Engineer.

SENIOR PARK ENGINEER: typically one position per park region with the exception of the Western District; responsible for engineering work in the region; requires NYS licensure as a Professional Engineer for appointment.

ASSOCIATE PARK ENGINEER: one position per each of the park regions comprising the Western District; responsible for engineering work in the region; requires NYS licensure as a Professional Engineer for appointment.

CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 1: manages architectural, engineering, and landscape architectural programs for an assigned park region or for the Western District; no more than one position per region; requires NYS licensure as a Professional Engineer or NYS registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect for appointment.

CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 2: manages the architectural, engineering, and landscape architectural programs for the Long Island Region, which has approximately one-third of the agency's total capital facilities program; requires NYS licensure as a Professional Engineer or NYS registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect for appointment; one position class.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

PARK ENGINEER: under the general supervision of a licensed engineer, prepares plans, specifications, and estimates for projects following applicable codes and standards; designs park facilities and enhancements; coordinates project activities with contractors, work crews, consulting engineers, and agency staff and resolves problems and disputes; supervises and inspects work done by contractors and authorizes changes to meet field conditions; reviews and recommends for approval plans made by staff in other agencies or by consulting engineers; inspects and surveys agency facilities to determine need for repair, rehabilitation, and maintenance and prioritizes proposed projects; prepares applications for permits from various authorities; assists in preparing the regional budget for rehabilitation and capital investment; reviews and authorizes contract documents and payments; supervises construction and rehabilitation work done by agency staff; prepares feasibility studies for proposed projects; and serves as engineer-in-charge for major projects and surveys.

SENIOR PARK ENGINEER: coordinates the engineering activities for an assigned region by supervising the design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of facilities and personally managing the largest and most complex projects; assigns staff to projects and reviews their work; reviews all plans, documents, and projects requiring the approval of a licensed engineer and certifies them as the official representative of the department; prepares capital budget requests; ensures that all engineering work performed complies with codes and standards; prepares feasibility studies, master plans, and designs for major construction projects; coordinates work with other agencies, engineering firms, and park officials and staff; serves as agency liaison for grants-in-aid projects; supervises large survey parties; and supervises and trains engineering and technical staff.

ASSOCIATE PARK ENGINEER: coordinates the engineering activities for an assigned region within the Western District by supervising the design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of facilities; assigns staff to projects and reviews their work; prepares capital budget requests; ensures that all engineering work performed complies with codes and standards; coordinates work with other agencies, engineering firms, and park officials and staff; serves as agency liaison for grants-in-aid projects; and supervises engineering and technical staff.

CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 1 AND 2: provides administrative and technical direction for planning, design, construction, and rehabilitation of all park facilities within an assigned region or for the Western District; prepares and manages the regional capital facilities budget and assures priorities and budget plans are implemented and followed; controls and implements the regional master plan and five year capital plan; supervises and trains staff; assigns staff to meet work needs and priorities; directs the planning and review of projects, assuring that they adhere to agency policies and priorities and comply with codes; monitors and oversees work performed by other agencies, consultants, contractors, and concessionaires to ensure it is consistent with agency plans and complies with codes; supervises the preparation, bidding, award, and administration of contracts; monitors grants-in-aid programs and contracts to municipalities; coordinates land acquisition, survey, environmental impact assessment, and easement activities; and prepares and reviews technical and administrative reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

PARK ENGINEER

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive or non-competitive service in an engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural position at or above Grade 15.

Open Competitive: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture and two years of experience in the design and construction of parks, parkways, recreational facilities, and comparable facilities, such as maintenance garages, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and sewage treatment facilities; or a Master's Degree as above and one year of qualifying experience; or six years of qualifying experience.

SENIOR PARK ENGINEER

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive or non-competitive service in an engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural position at or above Grade 20 and possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer.

Open Competitive: possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer and two years of post licensure work experience as described above.

ASSOCIATE PARK ENGINEER

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive or non-competitive service in an engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural position at or above Grade 24 and possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer.

Open Competitive: possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer and four years of post licensure work experience as described above.

CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 1

Promotion: possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer or NYS registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect and one year in an engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural position at or above Grade 24 or two years of such experience in a position at or above Grade 20.

CAPITAL FACILITIES REGIONAL MANAGER 2

Promotion: possession of a NYS license as a Professional Engineer or NYS registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect and one year in an engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural position at or above Grade 27 or two years of such experience in a position at or above Grade 24.

Reissue Date: 11/97