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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/27/23

Applications Due10/10/23

Vacancy ID140249

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTrades Specialist Plumber / Steamfitter CNYDDSO

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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 Onondaga

Street Address 4601 Nixon Park Dr

City Syracuse


Zip Code13215

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter):
Non-competitive: four years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled tradesperson which would provide
training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or an equivalent combination of
experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in painting at a school, institute, or branch of the
Armed Services.


Successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Plumber& Steamfitter) traineeship or a two-year plumbing
training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.

* 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.

Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter) Trainee 1:
Full-time permanent service in a position allocated at Grade 12 or below which is primarily engaged in the
performance of unskilled and/or semiskilled labor and trades tasks; must be 18 years of age or older; possess a
High School diploma or general equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Education Department;
and be proficient in English and math.

Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter) Trainee 2
Successful completion of a 52-week probationary period as a Trades Specialist (Plumber and Steamfitter) Trainee
1; completion of 45 hours of technical math coursework and 15 hours of blueprint reading/schematics coursework
or passage of an equivalency exam or proof of successful completion of equivalent training; 144 hours of plumber
and steamfitter trade-specific instruction; and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Trainees must maintain a ?C? or
better average in their coursework.

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


Perform journey level-plumbing and steam fitting work and may supervise others in the installation, alteration and repair of pipes, fittings, fixtures of heating, ventilating, heating control, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes, repairs, maintains, and installs plumbing fixtures and appliances. Duties and responsibilities include:


Repairs, maintains, and installs plumbing fixtures and appliances such as sinks, shower baths, commodes, drinking fountains, dishwashers, valves including pneumatic controls, gas and water meters, gas hot water heaters, and other gas appliances, heating systems and controls, and various steam equipment used in laundries, kitchens and cafeterias, water pumps, irrigation, and hydrotherapy equipment.
• In cases of malfunction or breakdown, discusses problem with user, visually inspects the fixtures or equipment, and uses appropriate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauger to determine cause and location of trouble.
• Following technical manuals, codes, diagrams, and previous experience, plans work procedures to make repairs and orders replacement parts indicating quality and type and any other materials required.
• Makes necessary repairs or adjustments or directs others in performing such activities.
• Installs or directs the installation of plumbing fixtures and appliances following diagrams, codes, and previous experience.
• Plans and lays out the installation, alteration, and repair of high and low-pressure pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases.
• Plans new installations, alterations to existing installations, and major repairs consistent with specifications, plans, and plumbing codes.
• Reviews building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installation.
• Locates and marks position of pipes, pipe connections, and passage holed for pipes in walls and floor, and cuts openings required to accommodate pipes and fittings.
• According to plan, measures, cuts, threads, and bends pipe to required angle.
• Assembles and installs a variety of metal and nonmetal pipe and pipe fittings.
• Joins piping by means of threaded, caulked, wiped, soldered, brazed, fused, or cemented joints.
• Test pipe systems for leaks by filling with liquid or air and reading pressure gauges.
• May weld holding fixtures to steel members.
• May draw rough sketches or prepare plans to scale form oral or written instructions to accomplish the project.
• From blueprints or specifications, may estimate labor, materials, tools, and equipment necessary for the project. assembles materials, tools, and equipment required to complete the work according to plans.
• May supervise and instruct others in performing plumbing and steam fitting work
• Assigns work to plumbing crew.
• Gives verbal instructions and/or demonstrated proper plumbing techniques and the use of plumbing and steam fitting tools and equipment.
• Observes and inspects the work while in progress and when completed to ensure that the work is done properly.
• Requires daily travel within the district.
• May require some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
• Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the painting trade.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Basic computer skills preferred.
• Valid NYS Driver’s License.

Additional Comments TITLE: Trades Specialist Plumber/Steamfitter



SALARY: $47,530 - $58,016


OFFICE/REGION: NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Division of Administration – Facility Maintenance, Fire Safety & Emergency Services (FMSES) / Region 2

LOCATION: Nixon Park
4601 Nixon Park Dr
Syracuse, NY 13215

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.

Name Human Resources


Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address


Street 187 Northern Concourse

City North Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212


Notes on Applying APPLICATION 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
Fax: 315-473-6658

Please reference the above EOA # 23-278 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.

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. For more information on PSLF, please visit

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 to obtain information and RA forms.

Please Note:

• 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

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