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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152664


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleService & Repair Mechanic Electronics (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 SR 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986


Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment


Graduation from a high school technical electronics education program recognized by the New York State Education Department as meeting the standards for technical education AND three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment


An associate degree in electronic technology or successful completion of a two-year technical professional certification program in the electronics field AND two years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment.

Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.

Current Office for People with Developmental Disabilities employees with one year of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55 B/C service as a Service & Repair Mechanic (Electronics). If you have less than one year, you must be currently reachable on the eligible list.

Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1, 70.4, or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website:

• Possess the minimum qualifications for this title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement.
• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
• Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service,, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.

Duties Description • Works under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor 2.
• Performs testing, installation and repair of various type of electronic equipment at a secure facility.
• Performs maintenance on security systems including motion sensor systems. Performs general maintenance on, and oversees contractors assigned to required testing of life safety and security systems.
• Trouble shoot fire alarm systems and perform testing as directed and oversees contractors providing required testing and repairs.
• Performs routine maintenance and testing on emergency duress systems.
• Reviews maintenance requests assigned and evaluate work requested and requests needed supplies to perform job.
• Trouble shoots, adjusts, and repair HVAC electronic control systems and low voltage controls on standby generator systems, systems.
• Performs troubleshooting on automated lighting systems.
• Assists with review of scope of work to be performed by others within this specialize field.
• Works closely with the Maintenance Supervisor to develop maintenance contracts on electronic equipment.
• May supervise other maintenance staff in order to achieve effective coordination/scheduling of work performed, .
• Performs repairs of electronic equipment at the Broome Campus setting and other locations within the District as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs and other related computer programs.
• Position may require travel within the state to assist other districts with special projects.
• Candidates will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.
• Working knowledge of applicable agency standards and of appropriate building and construction code regulations.
• Working knowledge of applicable agency standards and of appropriate building and construction code regulations.
• Working knowledge of safety policies as they relate to the agency.
• Ability to train and supervise others.
• Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, architectural blueprints and specifications.
• Assists other trades and perform minor electrical work.
• Valid NY driver's license.


Additional Comments • NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). HELPS Program titles may be filled via a noncompetitive appointment. This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.
If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee. In May 2024, if you are performing successfully in the position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive. Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period
will begin and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive employment status converted to permanent competitive status. You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.
• If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service
Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact
the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain
information and RA forms.
• The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Administration is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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

Name Chelsea Williams

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by March 14, 2024. Please reference the EOA #2024-076 in all correspondence

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