Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level position, which would provide training that is
equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a trade or training gained by the
completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute or branch of the armed services may be substituted
for the above experience on a year-for-year basis.
Successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Locksmith) traineeship or a two-year carpenter 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-
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Ability to train and supervise others.
• Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.
• Basic computer skills preferred.
• Valid NYS driver’s License
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
A Trades Specialist Locksmith installs, maintains, and repairs locks and keys and other door or gate hardware, and compiles and maintains related records in a State facility.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Records placement of locks, lock combinations and number of keys fitting each lock; adjusts records to reflect changes.
• Records information indicating person to whom keys and/or locks are issued.
• Installs, adjusts, and repairs door operators and closers.
• Performs a variety of carpentry related duties.
• Performs maintenance and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment.
• Ability to select and use proper tools in performing the trade.
• Responsible to remove and replace various fixtures and furnishings in order to perform tasks.
• Will be required to read and interpret plans, codes, diagrams, architectural blueprints, and specifications.
• Will be required to train and supervise others.
• Will be required to plan and lay out work, develop time and material lists for projects assigned.
• Must be able to work independently as well as with others in the assigned team.
• Ability to schedule work with other trades in order to keep jobs on schedule and to achieve the desired outcome.
• Requires daily travel within the district.
• May require some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.
• Locksmiths may supervise one or more subordinate maintenance assistants or helpers.
Additional Comments TITLE: Trades Specialist Locksmith
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2
SALARY GRADE: 12
SALARY: $47,530 - $58,016
NEGOTIATING UNIT: CSEA
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 and Mill St
Syracuse, NY 13215 Rome, NY 13440
SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Pass Days: Saturday/Sunday
Work schedule may vary based on operational needs.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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
Please reference the above EOA # 23-279 in all correspondence.
Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to, Jeff Poppleton, Plant Superintendent A,
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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