Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Plant Utilities Assistant - Continuous Recruitment - As of 01/30/12
Title Plant Utilities Assistant
Location Positions exist at various correctional facilities throughout New York State
Salary Hiring rate is $32,653 and Job rate is $40,136
Grade 9
Work Schedule Varies by facility
Employment Type Full Time
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit CSEA
Duties / Responsibilities As a Plant Utilities Assistant, you would assist in the operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner.
Minimum Qualifications On or before the date of filing your application, you must have either:
Either 1. One year of satisfactory hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. (Experience limited to residential applications is NOT considered qualifying);
Or 2. A high school diploma or GED and successful completion of four trades courses in any combination of the following trades: electrical, refrigeration, boiler operation and maintenance, plumbing, and HVAC. Each trades course must include a minimum of 30 to 45 classroom/lab hours in order to be considered qualifying;
Or 3. Successful completion of 12 college semester credit hours in any combination of the following course areas: heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, technical communications, thermal dynamics, utility refrigeration mechanics, blueprint reading and sketching, physics, boiler and steam systems, industrial electricity, electric utility systems, plant operation and maintenance, industrial instrumentation and control, industrial safety, and environmental air quality;
Or 4. Completion of an approved certificate program* in HVAC or related area that is a minimum of one year in duration;
Or 5. Completion of an approved certificate program* in HVAC or related area which is less than one year in duration and post certificate experience, which combined equals one year.

The following military experiences are considered examples of qualifying experience:
U.S. Air Force: Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program.
U.S. Coast Guard: 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 United States Coast Guard.
U.S. Army: Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army.
U.S. Navy: 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.
U.S. Merchant Marine: Must have a merchant mariner's document (MMD) and be a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/watertender, refrigerating engineer or engineman.
* Certification program must be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology or recognized by the NYSED Bureau of Proprietary Schools.
Contact Information - To apply for the position of a Plant Utilities Assistant, mail the completed NYS-APP form to:
NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, New York 12239
Additional Instructions Application NYS-APP form  is available on the NYS Department of Civil Service web site, or call Judy Canniff at DOCS Personnel at (518) 457-8132 to request an application or if you have any questions.

The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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