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                                                                      Occ. Code 4053100


TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 1, M-2                       4053100

TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 2, M-3                       4053200         

TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 3, M-4                       4053300


New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Transportation Maintenance Engineers are responsible for the maintenance of State highways and bridges. Incumbents organize and direct maintenance operations, recommend projects for construction and rehabilitation, administer a maintenance budget, establish work priorities, ensure the health and safety of their workforce and traveling public, establish and maintain contact with public officials, and participate in synchronized responses to disasters or emergency situations.  


Transportation Maintenance Engineers are classified in regional settings of the Department of Transportation.




            TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 1: highest level manager in a small* Highway Maintenance Residency or regional bridge maintenance program; plans and directs all maintenance and operations for the residency or for the regional bridge program; determines the operating budget, which includes equipment, material, and staff requirements; determines work priorities and maximizes the use of available resources; and represents the department with local officials and the public. 


TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 2: highest level manager in a large* residency; performs all of the duties listed for Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1.


TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 3: one position per region; responsible for planning, developing, and organizing regional highway and bridge maintenance programs; coordinates regional maintenance activities, appropriates capital improvement funds, and provides overall management and direction to regional bridge and highway maintenance activities.


* The classification of the Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1 and Transportation Maintenance Engineer 2 positions functioning as Residency managers is determined by regional data, to which a point system is assigned and subsequently scored. Where the total score is 40 points or below, a Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1 is classified; where the total score exceeds 40 points, a Transportation Maintenance Engineer 2 is classified. The data considered and the point value system currently in use are listed below:






Lane Miles

1 point for each 50 lane miles



Urban Center Line Miles

1 point for each 25 center line miles




1 point for each 25,000 population




1 point for each 25 employees



Vehicle Miles

1 point for each 50 million vehicle miles





          Transportation Managers oversee programs where an engineering background is not required. Incumbents are responsible for the overall administration and management of a specific office or regional function, including budget, personnel, program delivery and quality assurance functions.






Supervises all staff assigned to the Residency.





Plans and organizes highway maintenance and repair projects and priorities for the Residency.









Directs and reviews snow and ice control performed by Residency staff or under municipal contracts, including spot-checking work and approving payments to municipalities.








Recommends major reconstruction projects to the Transportation Maintenance Engineer in charge of the region.


Reviews drainage, slope, maintenance, and construction projects and problems with regional engineering staff.


Ensures that work projects are conducted to provide maximum safety to employees and the public.


Manages and directs special projects and programs for the region, such as traffic sign inventories and surveys of advertising signs.


A Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1 in charge of the regional bridge maintenance program, in addition to the supervisory and general management responsibilities listed above, performs the following duties:














Develops, organizes and implements the regions highway and bridge maintenance plans, including operational plans for the regional maintenance group, and integrates those plans with the capital improvement plan, pavement management plan, and bridge maintenance plan.






Directs and reviews region wide snow and ice control performed by Residencies under municipal contracts. 


Represents the department with officials, the public, and private parties.






Directly supervises a group of engineers, technicians and clerical staff.






Promotion:  possession of a New York State professional engineers license and two years of service in a professional engineering position allocated at or above Grade 24.




Promotion:  possession of a New York State professional engineers license and one year of service in a professional engineering position allocated at Grade 27/M-2, OR two years of service in a professional engineering position allocated at or above Grade 24.




Promotion:  possession of a New York State professional engineers license and one year of service in a professional engineering position allocated at Grade 29/M-3, OR two years of permanent competitive service in a professional engineering position allocated at or above Grade 27/M-3.


Date:  8/16

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.