Plant Utilities Engineer 2
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 4, 2023
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday to take your test.
You cannot request or change your scheduled day.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- January 18, 2023
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-845||Plant Utilities Engineer 2||Multiple Agencies||$57,779||SG-16||$15|
|38-846||Plant Utilities Engineer 3||Multiple Agencies||$68,015||SG-19||$20|
|38-847||Plant Utilities Engineer 4||Multiple Agencies||$71,496||SG-21||$20|
Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, March 4; Sunday, March 5; Saturday, March 11; or Sunday, March 12 to take your test. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You cannot request or change your scheduled day.
You must review important information on the New York State Department of Civil Service COVID-19 policy that applies to all candidates sitting for in-person Civil Service examinations being administered at a New York State test center. You can access our full policy on the Department of Civil Service website.
Due to current testing space limitations, candidates may need to travel to a test site to take this examination. Candidates will be notified of their test site location on their admission notice.
Interdepartmental promotion examination open to all qualified employees of New York State.
For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies
1. Within Promotion Units 2. Within Entire Departments 3. To Other Departments
On or before March 4, 2023, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had 45 days of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a:
For Exam No. 38-845: Plant Utilities Engineer 1.
For Exam No. 38-846:
Either A. Plant Utilities Engineer 2;
Or B. Plant Utilities Engineer 1.
For Exam No. 38-847:
Either A. Plant Utilities Engineer 3;
Or B. Plant Utilities Engineer 2.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before January 18, 2023, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.
Qualifying Experience For Appointment From The Eligible List:
After one year of service described in the A Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
After two year of the service described in the B Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
Eligibles who meet the ?B? qualifications, and who are subsequently appointed to an ?A? title, may request to have their name added to the ?A? list, once they have completed the one year of service in the ?A? title. The request should be submitted in writing to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239; Attention: S3SEP.
Order of Certification:The order of certification of this eligible list will be:
- Promotion Unit "A" eligibles
- Promotion Unit "All" eligibles
- Department "A" eligibles
- Department "All" eligibles
- Interdepartmental "A" eligibles
- Interdepartmental "All" eligibles
Additional Requirements for Appointment:
- Appointees may need to operate a motor vehicle or have other means to meet the transportation needs of the job. If the position requires that you operate a motor vehicle, you must continuously have a valid New York State driver?s license to continue employment. Some positions require a commercial driver's license (CDL).
Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: In some agencies, the names of all prospective employees will:
- be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL), maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s);
- be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). You must report all convictions. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal law;
- be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
You are responsible for payment of all required fees.
- New York State residence is not required.
As a Plant Utilities Engineer 2, you would supervise staff engaged in plant operations, maintenance, and repair activities; may function as a shift supervisor over one or more plant operations functions in large operations. You would inspect plant equipment and operations to ensure proper maintenance, scheduling, and safe and efficient operations; prepare estimates and order materials, equipment, and parts; identify budget requirements; and schedule and plan the activities of employees and contractors involved with plant operations, maintenance, and repair activities.
As a Plant Utilities Engineer 3, you would plan and direct the plant operations department in a moderately sized facility or a major portion of a large and complicated plant utilities operation. You would supervise Plant Utilities Engineers 2 and other staff; may supervise mechanical, electrical, and building operations, and other ancillary activities such as cleaning, plant security, and transportation in small facilities; may serve as an assistant to a Plant Utilities Engineer 4 or Plant Superintendent C. You would plan and direct activities involving system maintenance, health and safety issues, and energy conservation; review contractor specifications and drawings and inspect work performed; maintain records and procedures of plant operations activities; and develop and recommend operating budgets.
As a Plant Utilities Engineer 4 you would oversee a plant utilities department in a large facility or a facility with the most complicated equipment. You would supervise Plant Utilities Engineer 3 and other staff engaged in plant operations, maintenance, and repair functions; may oversee the operation and maintenance of high voltage electrical distribution systems and equipment; may function as an assistant to a Plant Superintendent A or B. You would plan and direct activities involving system maintenance, health and safety issues, and energy conservation; review contractor specifications and drawings and inspect work performed; maintain records and procedures of plant operations activities; and develop and recommend operating budgets.
Subject of Examination
|Subject of Examination: To be considered for appointment to this title, you must pass the written test. The written test evaluates your knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in the following areas:||For Examination Nos.|
|1. Operation, maintenance and repair of steam-generating systems including related mechanical and electrical equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles involved in various types of steam boilers and their accessories; the proper operating practices used when working with steam generating systems; and the functions of the various types of auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment found in steam generating systems.||X||X||X|
|2. Operation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, including piping, valves, and related mechanical and electrical components, and system troubleshooting and upkeep.||X||X||X|
|3. Reading and interpreting plans and specifications -These questions test for the ability to read and understand technical written specifications and plans and diagrams of building mechanical systems. All the information needed to answer the questions will be in the written material and/or diagrams provided.||X||X||X|
|4. Energy management, conservation, and environmental and safety concerns - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in conducting building and facility energy management programs, including the application of appropriate energy efficiency and conservation methods, environmental controls, and safe operating practices.||X||X||X|
|5. Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.||X|
|6. Administrative supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Questions relate to the personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. These questions cover such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections.||X||X|
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Your final score on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' credits.
Credit For Seniority: Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.
Note: The Department of Civil Service may administer tests either online or with paper booklets and answer sheets.
Applicants are required to have a Personal NY.gov account and keep their email address up to date. The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies will communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your test arrangements, 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 https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
|Important: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. Any past due application processing fees must be paid in full prior to submitting an application. Please email FeeUnitMail@cs.ny.gov regarding inquiries about any past due fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination.|
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.
Eligibility for Examination
To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
The use of cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices at your personal testing site or in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas, except as expressly authorized by the Department of Civil Service, could result in your disqualification.
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