75 New Scotland Avenue
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT TO ASSISTANT ENGINEER (MECHANICAL), G-20:
Candidates must have permanent status as an Assistant Engineer (Mechanical), Grade 20, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to the Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) title by having at least one year of permanent service in another Assistant Engineer parenthetic.*
In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates must have proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam AND
A. A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering Technology, Building Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Technology, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.
B. One year of full-time experience in mechanical engineering.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT TO ENGINEER TRAINEE, NS:
Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law into the Engineer Trainee title by having at least one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title.
In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates must have EITHER
A. A bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology in one of the following fields: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering Technology, Building Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Technology, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.
B. Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam AND one year of full-time experience in mechanical engineering
NOTE: Individuals appointed into the Engineer Trainee title will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Engineer (Environmental), Grade 20. To advance to Assistant Engineer (Mechanical), you must pass the NCEES FE examination and successfully complete the requirements of the traineeship.
The Engineer Examination Program offers the opportunity to apply and compete in a Department of Civil Service test utilizing an online questionnaire at any time. The information provided in the online questionnaire will be used to review applicant qualifications and will serve as the test for Assistant Engineer (Environmental) and Engineer Trainee positions. You may access additional information as well as the examination announcement online at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/engineering/oc/.
*Under the New York State Education Department guidelines, all professional engineers must practice only in their area(s) of competency or they may be subject to disciplinary action.
Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor's Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law who also meet the minimum qualifications listed above will also be considered. Please provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response.
Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Assistant Engineer (Mechanical), Grade 20/Engineer Trainee, NS, position assigned to the Administrative Support Services Group (ASSG), Bureau of Capital Operations. ASSG supervises and manages OMH’s capital planning and construction program, and provides direct technical assistance for physical plant operations and maintenance. Under the direct supervision of the Professional Engineer 1 (Mechanical), the Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) will be responsible for assisting in the comprehensive oversight of the Plant Operations & Maintenance program area for the Office of Mental Health (OMH). The incumbent of this position will provide technical direction to consultant resources and provide mechanical engineering guidance and direction to facilities planners, facility plant superintendents, and facility administrators on plant operation and maintenance issues impacting OMH facilities and the capital projects completed at these facilities.
Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Apply mechanical engineering knowledge and offer technical assistance and oversight to ensure contracts, projects, and construction planning comply with mechanical and energy efficiency industry standards.
- Provide engineering support to OMH facilities planners related to capital improvements to OMH mechanical systems and physical plant. Review capital construction project documents for accuracy and adherence to developed program objectives.
- Assist Professional Engineer in the management of the mechanical equipment maintenance contract program comprising of 180+ maintenance contracts with a total contract value of $100M.
o Develop detailed mechanical equipment list, maintenance schedules using industry standards and predictive maintenance, and contract work plans detailing the scope of work for the contract.
o Assist Facility Plant Superintendents and energy consultant team to review existing mechanical equipment, develop and/or verify equipment lists for all facilities including assignment of asset number, condition rating, make, model, serial number, location, etc.
o Develop and maintain individual preventive maintenance checklists and work plans for mechanical equipment. Collaborate with procurement unit to incorporate into contract bid documents.
o Conduct site visits to evaluate mechanical equipment condition to verify compliance with established preventative maintenance schedules.
- Act as centralized support for all OMH Facilities on the Four Rivers (TMS) Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
o Coordinate system activities with contract vendor.
o Review and approve vendor invoicing.
o Conduct field audits to verify equipment information including condition rating, make, model, serial number, location, etc. Identify preventive maintenance schedules for each piece of equipment. Work with CMMS consultant to ensure accurate schedule information is uploaded into the CMMS system.
o Ensure equipment lists align with active maintenance contracts.
- Manage Mechanical Systems and Building Condition Assessments in the ASSG Capital Asset Management System (CAMS)
o Work with facility Plant Superintendents in the management and updating to Mechanical System and Building Condition Assessment information in CAMS..
o Utilize FCI to inform and support Capital project development.
o Conduct site assessments with facility staff to evaluate and determine condition of physical plant assets including roofs, windows, mechanical systems, etc.
o Monitor Capital projects related to mechanical equipment upgrades and replacements, ensure equipment lists capture Capital Project related updates.
- Statewide travel to all Psychiatric Center locations will be required for this position.
Additional Comments Based on federal and/or state regulations, this position requires vaccination against COVID-19. Upon appointment, the selected candidate must be fully vaccinated, or willing to become fully vaccinated, against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of interview may not start working until two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.
The Administrative Support Services Group is conveniently located in independent offices on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. Guaranteed covered parking with exclusive employee entrance to office areas is available for $5/month.
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.
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44 Holland Avenue
Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #109905 in the subject line of your email when applying. Candidates from outside of State service, must complete the online questionarrie as indicated in the minimum qualifications.
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.