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1500 Water St.
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for this title;
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service a Plant Superintendent A and be eligible for lateral transfer;
be eligible for transfer pursuant to Section 70.1 or 52.6 of Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the grade 25 level;
In the absence of an appropriate eligible list or transfer, candidates who have served one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Plant Superintendent B or two years of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Plant Superintendent C, Plant Utilities Engineer 4, Plant Utilities Engineer 3, Maintenance Supervisor 4, Maintenance Supervisor 3, Public Buildings Manager 3, Building Maintenance Supervisor 2, or Energy Conservation Technical Specialist, may be qualified for a provisional appointment to this title.
Open Competitive Opportunity:
To apply as an open competitive candidate, candidates must have eight years of management experience which included responsibility in at least two of the following areas:
• Oversight of day-to-day plant operations including procedure development, budget planning and workforce allocation, efficiency, and enforcement of codes and standards.
• Capital planning of construction/rehabilitation projects.
• Contract management of building maintenance/construction/rehabilitation projects and grounds.
Qualifying management experience: Supervision of employed and/or contracted staff in trades engaged in the operation, maintenance, construction, or rehabilitation of a physical or power plant; the development of plans, specifications and estimates for alterations and materials; contract negotiation, approval, monitoring and closeout.
Non-qualifying experience: Custodial or janitorial services. Experience working in manufacturing/machine maintenance, grounds keeping, security, or transportation. Experience performing clerical work.
Substitution: An associate’s degree in Plant Utilities Technology, Construction Technology, or Engineering Technology, will substitute for two years of experience. A bachelor’s degree or higher in Facilities Planning and Management; Facilities Management Technology; Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering, Industrial Management, or Architecture will substitute for four years of experience.
To be considered for provisional appointment, you must submit a New York State Examination Application and resume.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service Examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Additionally, all candidates must be eligible to participate in Federal health care programs (e.g. Medicaid and Medicare). Individuals excluded from participation in these programs will not be considered.
Duties Description As a Plant Superintendent A, you would be responsible for the complete management of the physical plant of a State facility, off-site facilities, or community residences. These management activities include planning; overseeing the preparation of budgets and forecasts; purchasing; and managing performance/service contracts, which includes the inspection of new construction, alteration of existing structures, and implementation of energy conservation measures. You would direct the activities of a large workforce engaged in the operation and maintenance of the heating plant; electric generation/distribution; air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; sewage and water supply systems; mechanical, electrical, and building maintenance; and maintenance of grounds and related equipment.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
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1500 Waters Place
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