Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Erie County Department of ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING - Division of Sewerage Management
Posting Dates: 
December 9, 2016 - January 20, 2017


Department of Environment and Planning - Division of Sewerage Management


Starting Annual Salary:  $58,548 - $77,430

The work involves assisting in the planning, supervision and coordination of engineering work required in the construction and operation of a regional sewer system. The incumbent performs professional engineering work relating to the development of regional sewer systems and conducts engineering studies on related problems. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Senior Sanitary Engineer and other higher level professional and/or administrative employees. Supervision is exercised over a number of technical employees. Does related work as required.


Makes engineering and economic studies of alternative methods of eliminating or alleviating sewage pollution and providing sewerage collection, transmission and treatment facilities;

Makes field reconnaissance to determine topography and/or geological conditions affecting sewerage planning; supervises field parties on such work; assists in water pollution surveys and stream gauging;

Prepares engineering hydraulic designs for sewer systems and treatment works; computes engineering data;

Assists in preparation of specifications, rules and regulations and in the review of plans and specifications submitted by others for action;

Assists in supervision of construction; supervises project engineers, inspectors and technicians;

Assists in the supervising of design of sewerage projects by either supervising an in-house staff or overseeing the work of consultants;


Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of sanitary engineering; thorough knowledge of the design and construction of sewage treatment facilities; good knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of construction engineering; working knowledge of engineering economics; ability to prepare detailed drawings, specifications and cost estimates; ability to organize and analyze complex engineering data and prepare comprehensive reports from it; ability to supervise and coordinate the work of an engineering and technical staff.


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or a closely related engineering specialty, and five (5) years of experience in civil, mechanical or sanitary engineering.

NOTE: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree in Civil, Mechanical, Sanitary or Environmental Engineering or closely related engineering specialty may be substituted for two (2) years of required experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: license to practice as a Professional Engineer State of New York

Interested applicants should complete the Erie County Application for Examination or Employment at and send that signed application along with a letter of interest and their resume to: Charles Katra, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Erie County Division of Sewerage Management, 95 Franklin Street, Room 1034, Buffalo, New York 14202 or via electronic mail at

The deadline for replying to this announcement via submission of a cover letter, resume and an Erie County application for employment is January 20, 2017 at 5 pm. For all questions concerning this position, please contact Tina Hetrick at (716) 858-7444 or via electronic mail at

The County of Erie is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202