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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/30/24

Applications Due02/13/24

Vacancy ID149624

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePlant Utilities Engineer 1 – 12909

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $53262 to $64693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center

120 New Scotland Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12237

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 Application Form/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.

If the Minimum Qualifications on an announcement require a degree or course work and you have obtained this education in another country, please use the following link for a list of companies that provide evaluations of foreign education for New York State employment.
We accept only evaluations performed by these companies or companies that are current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) members - Evaluation fees must be paid by the applicant.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/PUE1/12909

Telephone 518-486-1812

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 and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/PUE1/12909 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/PUE1/12909 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. Resumes will be accepted until February 13, 2024.

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