Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/16/23
Applications Due: 12/15/23
Vacancy ID: 144283

Position Information


AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMaintenance Assistant – Seven Positions, Central Office;

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $19.25 to $19.25 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Compressed Schedule Monday - Thursday

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Oneida

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

Central NY Revite Team

City Utica


Zip Code13501

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Two years of full-time experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson; OR completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services, such as the NYS CSEA Partnership (NYS CSEA-P) Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of appropriate technical courses at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services. Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license is preferred, but not required, for this position.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill five Maintenance Assistant positions. These are temporary/hourly positions in the Bureau of Environmental Design and Improvement located in the Central New York area. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, repair, installation, and construction tasks in one or more of the trades including, carpentry, painting, minor electrical, masonry/tilework, and flooring.
• Work under the direction of a field supervisor and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Possess working knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in trades to which assigned.
• Perform manual labor with the ability to lift up to 50lbs.
• May climb ladders and work at heights on scaffolds and platforms
• Demonstrate the ability to adhere to OSHA safety standards.
• Team travel within the assigned region to multiple OMH facilities.

Additional Comments These positions are part of our Central New York Revite team, which travels to various facilities in the Central New York area performing special project renovations, ongoing maintenance, small repair, and environmental improvement projects. This region includes Albany, Marcy, Utica, Syracuse, and Ogdensburg. The regional revitalization team concept was first adopted for the New York City region in 1984-85, and soon expanded to five regions that cover the entire state. The Environmental Revitalization Teams are made up of temporary Trades Generalist, Maintenance Assistant, and Facility Operations Assistant 1 positions that perform ongoing maintenance and small renovation projects to augment facility support staff services. The teams operate on an ongoing basis, making visits at each OMH facility in the region twice each year.

Generous benefit package includes:
• Paid vacation leave
• Paid personal leave
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision care benefits
• Membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, and
• Various savings plan programs.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Chad Reid


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered, interested candidates should email a resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #144283 in the subject line of your email when applying. Resumes may also be faxed to (518) 486-3897. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #126069 on your cover sheet or resume when faxing.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.