Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/25/21
Applications Due: 11/08/21
Vacancy ID: 93294

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTrades Specialist (Plumber/Steamfitter)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44354 to $54140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Westchester

Street Address Westchester Maintenance

266 Bryant Avenue

City White Plains


Zip Code10605

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Non-competitive:

Successful completion of a NYS two-year Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter);

NYS two-year plumbing training program.


Successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program*

Four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey-level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. ide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in the Plumbing trade or training gained by the completion of technical courses in the Plumbing trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis.

Duties Description Performs Journeyman level duties as part of a regional construction crew that will perform renovations at OPWDD’s properties. The incumbent must be able to work effectively both independently and as a cohesive group made up of other tradespeople in order to achieve the desired goals often within critical time frames.
Daily travel within the district is required and may require travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.

• Performs Journeyman level plumbing/steam fitting duties and supervises others in the trade repairs, maintains and installs plumbing fixtures and appliances such as sinks, showers/baths, toilets, dishwashers, and garbage disposals.

• Repairs, maintains, and installs equipment such as gas water heaters, heat exchangers, heating equipment, water pumps and other equipment related to steam, gas, or water systems. Plans and lays out installation, alteration, and repair of high- and low-pressure piping systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. Has ability to review plans and lay out building plumbing systems.

• Ability to work off ladders and scaffolds in performing their job.

• Ability to estimate quantity of materials needed to perform work assigned.

• Acts as lead tradesman in task assigned and provide supervision and guidance to others.

• Ability to schedule work with other trades in order to keep jobs on schedule and to achieve the desired outcome.

• Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the trade or trades to which assigned.

• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.

• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

• Will be required to train and supervise others.

• Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.

• Will be required to plan and lay out work, develop time and material lists for projects assigned.

• Will be required to read and interpret plans, codes, diagrams, architectural blueprints, and specifications.

• Basic computer skills preferred

• Valid NYS driver’s License

Additional Comments Please reference the above EOA# 21-148 in all correspondence.

Please note:

• 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.

• Work schedule may vary based on operational need.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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


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

Contact Information

Name Hudson Valley DDSO

Telephone 800-967-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 266 Bryant Avenue

City White Plains

State NY

Zip Code 10605


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference Posting 21-148 in your correspondence.