Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 02/01/24
Applications Due: 02/16/24
Vacancy ID: 149920

Position Information


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleAssistant Engineer (Mechanical/HVAC) VID 149920

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 33rd Floor, Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 20 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1* of the Civil Service Law.

*Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam is required.


Provisional Pending Examination:
To be considered for this vacancy, all interested candidates must complete the appropriate online exam application by the close date of this posting. The online application can be completed by visiting Any exam applications received after the stated due date will be considered for possible future vacancies.

Candidates must have:
Either 1. A bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology as listed below;
Or 2. Proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below.
Qualifying degrees: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.
Qualifying experience: One year of full-time engineering experience in Mechanical/HVAC.

Successful completion of a two-year traineeship and proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam leads to an appointment as an Assistant Engineer, SG-20.

Duties Description • Design and review plans for heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning projects for new construction and rehabilitation of existing State facilities.
• Projects may involve needed design changes for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of existing facilities that can present complex problems in order to be compatible with the plans for existing building structures.
• Prepare and review mechanical specifications, mechanical estimates, and studies for energy conservation for the mechanical design projects.
• Supervise and review consultant work.
• Oversee and inspect construction projects at State Owned facilities.
• Ensure conformance to the contract requirements, coordination with the multiple contractors on multiple projects, and consultants to ensure technical aspects of the projects are properly coordinated.
• Review shop drawings, respond to contractor Requests for Information, create and/or review Information Bulletins.
• Provide similar construction administration and observation during the project’s construction.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Some travel may be required.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources/AJ

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.