Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Non-competitive: successful completion of a NYS two-year Trades Specialist (Electrician) Traineeship or NYS two-
year electrician training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent electrical two-year training or
apprenticeship program; *
Four (4) years of full-time experience in the electrical trade under a skilled journey level electrician which would
provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in the electrical trade or
training gained by completion of technical courses in the electrical trade 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 class
room 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.
When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license
appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
• Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the electrical trade.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Candidate will be trained in the operations and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.
• Basic computer skills preferred.
• Valid NYS Driver’s License.
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Trades Specialist (Electrician) is responsible for all electrical work including the planning and laying out of work and the diagnosis of trouble in electrical systems or equipment in an assigned area, on an assigned project or for an entire district.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs journeyman level electrical duties.
• Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in electrical trade.
• Repairs, maintains, and installs electrical systems and equipment including but not limited to fixtures, motors, load centers, relays, controls, circuitry, and related equipment in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
• Locates and determines electrical malfunctions using test instruments such as ammeter, voltmeter, and ohmmeter.
• Plans new or modifies installations consistent with specifications and national electrical code.
• 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.
• Tests, adjusts, calibrates, and maintains a wide variety of control equipment, including but not limited to building heating, air conditioning, and ventilating equipment controls for refrigeration, and for a wide variety of other equipment and systems.
• Performs maintenance, and preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment including but not limited to bathroom exhaust fans, clothes dryers, sump pumps and generators.
• Will be required to train and supervise others.
• Requires daily travel within the district. • May require some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects. Requires daily travel within the district.
• May require some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.
Additional Comments TITLE: Trades Specialist Electrician
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
SALARY GRADE: 12
SALARY: $47,530 - $58,016
NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA (Non-Competitive)
OFFICE/REGION: NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Division of Administration – Facility Maintenance, Fire Safety & Emergency Services (FMSES) / Region 2
LOCATION: 199 Mill St.
Rome, NY 13440
SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday
Pass days: Saturday & Sunday
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal CNY DDSO candidates submit PRF-1 form with cover letter/resume. All others
submit cover letter and resume by 10/10/2023 to:
Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
N. Syracuse, NY 13212
Please reference the above EOA # 23-277 in all correspondence.
Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to, Jeff Poppleton, Plant Superintendent A, 315-339-4428.
OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
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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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer