Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
If a viable eligible list does not exist, a temporary appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. The continuous recruitment examination for this title is currently suspended, but if an open-competitive examination is offered by Civil Service again in the future, candidates who accept a temporary appointment must take the next continuous recruitment open-competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant continuous recruitment/eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.
The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:
1. 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.
OR 2. An associate degree in automotive or diesel repair technology
Substitution: Education as detailed below may be substituted for a maximum of two years of experience.
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 experience.
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 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 restriction.
Duties Description Motor Equipment Mechanics perform preventive maintenance and routine repairs on a variety of Department vehicles and other equipment. Overtime will be required and during the Winter Maintenance Season you may be placed on a shift other than the day shift. Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Diagnose and correct the causes of faulty vehicle and equipment operation
• Overhaul, adjust and repair gaseous fuel engines, clutches, transmissions and differentials; ignition, wiring, lighting, fuel, cooling, braking and complex hydraulic systems; steering, wheel and suspension mechanisms; and body, cab and frame components
• Conduct NYS inspections
• Overhaul and rebuild starters, generators, compressors, pumps (fuel, water, air and hydraulic), spreaders, small engines, mowers and a variety of other equipment, including but not limited to, track vehicles, loaders (front-end and belt), cranes, shovels, lifts, hydraulic excavators, etc.
• Diagnose and repair electronic engine control systems, anti-lock brake systems and air conditioning
• May be required to do cutting and welding
• Make road calls and test drive equipment
• Complete reports, use parts catalogs and perform other related duties
• Effectively utilize the department fleet management software and DOT electronic systems to assist in repair, ordering, and managing the repair schedule and parts stock
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical prior to appointment and participate in substance abuse testing while in the position.
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.
Additional Comments 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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest along with a completed Application for Employment Part 1 (found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/jobs/applic_employment)
Please include the title and posting number in the subject line when responding.
Please note that applications are being accepted continuously.