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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/29/22

Applications Due04/06/23

Vacancy ID120573

AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitlePlant Utilities Assistant (VID 120573)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $39022 to $47968 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza/Harriman State Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Current New York State employees with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Plant Utilities Assistant.
Individuals with current 55b/c status who meet the open competitive qualifications as listed on the exam announcement are encouraged to apply. The mimimum qualifications may be found here: You must supply a copy of your 55b/c eligibility letter and provide detailed information as to how you meet the minimum qualifications when responding.
Examination Process: If you do not have standing on the current eligible list and are interested in being considered, please reference the minimum qualifications on the Continuous Recruitment Exam Announcement page to see if you qualify. Applications are routinely reviewed.

There will be no written test and no test date is involved. The examination requires completion of an application/supplemental questionnaire ( The supplemental questionnaire IS YOUR TEST. Your completed supplemental questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your training, education, and experience. Failure to complete the supplemental questionnaire correctly may result in disqualification. If disqualified, candidates must wait six months to re-apply.

Duties Description Under the direction of Plant Utilities Engineer 2 and Plant Utilities Engineer 1, the incumbent will:
• Operate and maintain boilers and all auxiliary equipment.
• Assist in troubleshooting repairs and replacement of all steam distribution equipment.
• Responsible for the cleaning of boilers and all power plant equipment.
• Use computer programs such as LATS, AIM, etc.

Additional Comments Operational Needs:
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required.
• Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all related PESH/OSHA regulations.
• Utilities Management is a 24/7 operation; thus, night, weekend, and holiday work is required based on shift assignment and operational need.

This is a 24/7 shift operation - shift assignment is subject to bidding based on OGS City of Albany Seniority time and may be subject to change based on operational requirements.

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

Name Human Resources/JM

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 cover letter and/or resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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