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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/29/23

Applications Due10/13/23

Vacancy ID140481

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePlant Utilities Engineer 1 - Rockland County

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $56349 to $67780 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Rockland

Street Address Hudson Valley DDSOO

1 Utility Road

City Thiells


Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must currently be a permanent Plant Utilities Engineer 1
be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list
On or before the date of filing your application, candidates must have one of the qualifications listed below:

1. Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from the U.S. Air Force,
2. Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK) with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as a Marine Engineer issued by the U.S. Coast Guard,
3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army,
4. Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systems technician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactor control, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S. Navy,
5. Must have a Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD) and have been a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/water tender, refrigerating engineer or engineman with the U.S. Merchant Marine,
6. Completion of a New York State Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for stationary engineers, plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plant maintenance (refrigeration/AC),
Information regarding qualifying New York State Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship programs can be found here:
7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License,
8. A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering,
9. Four years of full-time hands-on experience in the maintenance and operation of commercial, industrial, institutional facility, computer applications of digital energy platforms and building analytics and/or performing diagnosis, repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment,
10. Four years of full-time hands-on experience in a residential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenance repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment,
11. An associate degree in HVAC AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #9 or #10 above,
12. Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from a BOCES program (900 hours) OR completion of an approved certificate in HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations and maintenance, or plumbing from an accredited technical school or technology college AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #9 or #10 above.

Certification programs must be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or recognized by the New York State Education Department Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS). Information on ACCSC accredited programs can be found here: Information on BPSS recognized proprietary schools can be found here:

•Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the trade or trades to which assigned
•Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in making mechanical and routine electrical repairs to heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, pneumatic control systems and direct digital and other microprocessor-controlled systems.
•Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures
•Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
•Basic computer skills preferred
•Valid NYS driver’s License


As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 you would operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical distribution, fire alarm and sprinkler systems in a safe and efficient manner in campuses or residential settings.
May require daily travel within the district, as well as some travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.
Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.


•Operate steam and hot water boilers including lighting off, firing, cleaning, and shutting down systems
•Operate central and auxiliary computers which monitor, test, control and operate boilers, auxiliary equipment, and HVAC systems.
•Service and maintain residential heating and air conditioning equipment.
•Conduct boiler, HVAC, and water systems testing, analyzing results, and adding chemicals to maintain proper residuals in boiler and piping systems.
•Operate large central absorption, centrifugal, screw driven and hermetic chiller systems and other refrigeration equipment. Duties include starting, regulating, and troubleshooting to maintain proper temperature.
•Will be required to perform operations and maintenance within an asbestos environment and/or supervise any asbestos removal project being carried out by other employees or private contractors.
•Handle various types of hazardous materials, such as refrigerants, Freon, gas, fuel oil, solvents, antifreeze, biocides, nitrates, ethanol, acids, caustic soda, regulated waste, and refuse.
•Respond to incidents having potential environmental impact and/or safety concerns, such as chemical spills, oil spills and blowouts and may be called upon to implement evacuation plans in emergency situations.
•Work in confined space situations using personal protective equipment and supervise others working in confined space using personal protective equipment
•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
•Will be required to read and interpret plans, codes, diagrams, architectural blueprints, and specifications.

Additional Comments *Downstate Adjustment of $3,087.00 has been added to hiring rate/job rate for base of Hudson Valley DDSOO Thiells location (Rockland County).


• Download the examination application NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 Application Form/Supplemental Questionnaire at; or
• Email to request NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 form; or
• Obtain NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 form from a state agency or facility personnel/business office; or
• Request NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 form by calling the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518-457-2487; or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
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.
The training, education, and experience information provided by candidates on the supplemental questionnaire will be rated according to the requirements of the title. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your answers to the supplemental questionnaire will be the only basis for your score. If you need more space, attach additional 8½ x 11 sheets, following the same format used on the application/supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application/supplemental questionnaire.
It is essential that you describe your training, education, and experience as completely as possible. Ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions on the supplemental questionnaire will not be decided in the candidate's favor. The information you provide in the supplemental questionnaire is subject to verification. You may be required to furnish written verification of the education, experience, certification, or licensure claimed. False statements or lack of verification may result in a lower score, removal from the eligible list, or termination of employment.
Your score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-A credits to your final score.
Agencies will score supplemental questionnaires periodically throughout the year when additional eligible candidates are needed to fill vacancies. Once added to an agency eligible list, candidates will have a two-year period of eligibility for appointment from that list. You can re-apply as frequently as every six months.
RETEST POLICY: Qualified candidates may file as frequently as 6 months, but a new application/supplemental questionnaire is required each time.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into

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.
•All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
•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 that they needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at: to obtain information and RA forms.
•Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
•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.

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

Name Hudson Valley DDSO Human Resources Dept.

Telephone 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street P.O. Box 470

7 Wilbur Road

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984



Hudson Valley DDSO – Human Resources
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA #23-103 in all correspondence.

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