Minimum Qualifications Four years of experience as an automotive or diesel mechanic responsible for the diagnosis of faulty
vehicle and/or equipment operation and the performance of mechanical repairs covering several
aspects of automotive and/or diesel systems. (On your application you must specify types of repair work
performed and the kinds of vehicles on which you performed this work).
An Associate's degree in automotive or diesel repair technology.
Substitution: Education as detailed below may be substituted for a maximum of two years of
1. Graduation from a technical or vocational program, such as B.O.C.E.S, in automotive or diesel
technology or automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for one year of
2. Graduation from a one-year post high school certificate program in automotive or diesel repair
technology may be substituted for up to two years of experience.
Experience limited to airplane (aviation) mechanic (except for ground equipment); gas station attendant;
the repair of motorcycles, motor boats, or small engines; installation or repair of transmissions, mufflers,
brakes, or tires; new car preparation; auto body repair work; or management activities as the owner or
supervisor of a repair shop or service station is NOT QUALIFYING.
Within one (1) year from appointment to a Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) position,
candidates must obtain a valid NYS Inspection Certification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
and also must obtain a valid New York State Class B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brake
Duties Description • Working knowledge of the practices and techniques of making a variety of mechanical and electrical
repairs on gas and diesel powered automotive and other motor-driven equipment.
• Working knowledge of the operation of automotive equipment, and other motor-driven equipment.
• As assigned, working knowledge of the rules and regulations of the facility governing the activities
of State wards under the supervision of Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Motor Equipment) or Residency
• Ability to make accurate diagnoses of mechanical or electrical problems for gas and/or diesel
powered self-propelled and non-propelled automotive equipment.
• Ability to use the tools, equipment, and materials of the mechanical trade.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.
• As assigned, ability to supervise and train others.
• Ability to read and interpret technical maintenance manuals, circuit diagrams and
• Willingness and ability to work both scheduled and unscheduled overtime in support of
• Self-motivation to work productively with minimal supervision in accomplishing P.M. and
• As required, Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) weld cut and braze a variety of
materials using electric or oxyacetylene welding equipment.
• Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical prior to appointment and
participate in substance abuse testing while in the position.
*Candidates must be able to report within a maximum of one hour of call up unless managers
can demonstrate a clear operational need for less time.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the
department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Additional Comments Region 2 (Fleet Administration & Support): Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties
The starting salary for this position is $55,146. This amount is comprised of the base salary of $46,146 with an
additional geographic pay differential of $9,000, specific to this title and location.
Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during
the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a
basis for removal from employment
*Telecommuting: The Department’s current telecommuting agreement is valid through January 31, 2023
and is subject to extension beyond that date.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or
mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any
prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment
with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the
Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request,
reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original
document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with the Notice Number R2-23-02 in the
subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 31, 2023 to:
PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL: R2-HR-Personnel@dot.ny.gov or FAX: (315)793-2390
NYS Department of Transportation
HR - Canvassing
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501