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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/06/23

Applications Due06/21/23

Vacancy ID132218

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePlant Utilities Engineer 1 - 12823

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $49703 to $60371 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

"Other" Explanation 24/7 Shift Operation

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunity: NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 (G-14) and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Continuous, Open-Competitive Subject of Examination and How to Apply: There will be no written test and no test date is involved. The examination requires completion of the NYS exam application/supplemental questionnaire, NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 with SUPP #20-450 & #20-451. The supplemental questionnaire IS YOUR TEST. For a complete listing of all minimum qualifications and information on the subject of the exam and how to apply, visit:

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. Download the examination application NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 ApplicationForm/Supplemental Questionnaire at

Preferred Qualifications: Candidate should be familiar with the specialized needs of a health-related and/or laboratory facility. Candidate should be familiar with: general energy conservation methodology in a laboratory facility, laboratory capital equipment, specialized HVAC systems, and building management systems. Should be capable of productively participating in capital planning and improvement projects as they pertain to power-plant and laboratory system construction and maintenance. Candidate should also be familiar with systems necessary to provide laboratory services. Experience with arc flash and lockout-tagout procedures. Universal refrigeration certification is a plus.

Duties Description The Plant Utilities Engineer 1 will operate, maintain and repair mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, steam, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner. May also be responsible for supervising Plant Utilities Assistants, helpers, contractors, and tradespeople. Candidate should have the training and ability to work in confined spaces.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time appointment. Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved in this position, the candidate who accepts the position may be required to wear personal protective equipment, undergo pre-employment and periodic health evaluations, and receive specific immunizations. Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted NYS motor vehicle license. May be required to obtain Dept. of Environmental Conservation certifications related to site-specific facility operation. This is a 24/7 shift operation – shift assignment is subject to bidding based on DOH-Wadsworth Seniority time and may be subject to change based on operation requirements. Overtime may be required.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more...

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/PUE1/12823

Telephone 5184861812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower building

Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume, cover letter and supplemental questionnaire, preferably in PDF format by email to, with Reference NMH/PUE1/12823 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/PUE1/12823, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2023

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