Assistant Engineer (OCRRA)                     08695

Competitive (PJC)     

Distinguishing features of the Class

The work involves the responsibility for supporting OCRRA’s Engineer in the planning, permitting and environmental oversight for all operations under the jurisdiction of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency.  Under the supervision of the Engineer (OCRRA), an employee in this class is responsible for assisting in engineering reviews and regulatory compliance processes required by statute, permit or contract.  The incumbent may serve as back up communication coordinator with the Waste to Energy facility at the direction of the Engineer.  Acts as the primary liaison between OCRRA Engineering and Operations to develop methods, processes and reporting structures that improves environmental and operational performance.  The Assistant Engineer is responsible for making recommendations to the Engineer for operational improvements to the Agency’s system.  Under the Engineer’s guidance, provides engineering and other operational assistance and support for OCRRA’s solid waste and composting projects. Does other work as required.

Typical Work Activities

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Minimum Qualifications

A. Graduation from an accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a commensurate engineering field and two (2) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in engineering; or 


B. Six (6) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent in engineering , at least two (2) years of which must have been in a professional level engineering capacity; or

C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


Special Necessary Requirement: at time of appointment, must be certified as an Intern Engineer in New York State.


Note: Within one (1) year of appointment, possession of a Class A Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Certification.


3/2022 Date of original composition