New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Examinations Open to All Qualified Individuals

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary Job Rate
20-450 Plant Utilities Assistant G-9 $36,051 $44,311
20-451 Plant Utilities Engineer 1 G-14 $47,773 $58,028

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have one of the qualifications listed below:

For Nos. 20-450 and 20-451:

Either 1. Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from the U.S. Air Force;

Or 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;

Or 3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army;

Or 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;

Or 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;

Or 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) (See Note #1);

Or 7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer License or Stationary Engineer License;

Or 8. A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Marine Engineering;

For No. 20-450:

Or 9. An associate’s degree in HVAC;

Or 10. One year 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;

Or 11. One year of full-time hands on experience in a residential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenance repair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;

Or 12. Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from a BOCES program (440 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 (See Note #2);

For No. 20-451:

Or 13. 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;

Or 14. 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;

Or 15. An associate’s degree in HVAC AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or #14 above;

Or 16. 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 (See Note #2) AND two years of qualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or #14 above.

Notes

  1. Information regarding qualifying New York State Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship programs can be found here: https://labor.ny.gov/apprenticeship/appindex.shtm(External Link).
  2. 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: http://www.accsc.org/(External Link). Information on BPSS recognized proprietary schools can be found here: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/welcome-career-training-proprietary-schools(External Link).
  3. Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee.
  4. 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);
    • Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). All convictions must be reported. 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 laws;

    and may 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 will be responsible for payment of all required fees.

  5. Medicaid and Medicare: In some agencies, 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.
  6. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  7. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist throughout New York State in the State University System; the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; the State Education Department; the Department of Health; the Office of Children and Family Services; the Office of General Services; the Office of Mental Health; the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities; the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

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Duties

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. Positions involve shift work within a 24-hour work schedule which includes night and holiday shifts.

As a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 on an assigned shift, you would operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, test, and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner. You would make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservation projects. You may supervise subordinate staff in the operation and maintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment. You may also supervise contractors in an emergency or project situation and you may be required to assume responsibility for operations of the overall physical plant. Positions involve shift work within a 24-hour work schedule which includes night and holiday shifts.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test and no test date is involved. The examination requires completion of an application/supplemental questionnaire (NYS-APP-3 #20-450 & #20-451 with SUPP #20-450 & #20-451). The supplemental questionnaire IS YOUR TEST. 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 https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

These examinations are decentralized to the following agencies. You must mail a separate completed application to one or more of the following locations using the address listed:

NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Mail the completed application to the following location:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Room 528 EB
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-5215


NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Mail the completed application to the location(s) where you wish to be employed:

Helen Hayes Hospital
West Haverstraw, New York 10993
(845) 786-4218

New York State Department of Health
Albany, New York 12237-0012
(518) 486-1812


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Mail the completed application to the following location:

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
(518) 457-2963


NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION (DOCCS)
Mail the completed application to the following address and indicate which DOCCS facility (see below) you wish to be employed at:

New York State Department Corrections and Community Supervision
1220 Washington Avenue
Bldg. #9 State Campus
Albany, New York 12226

Adirondack Correctional Facility
(Essex County)


Albion Correctional Facility
(Orleans County)


Altona Correctional Facility
(Clinton County)


Attica Correctional Facility
(Wyoming County)


Auburn Correctional Facility
(Cayuga County)


Bare Hill Correctional Facility
(Franklin County)


Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
(Westchester County)


Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
(Jefferson County)


Cayuga Correctional Facility
(Cayuga County)


Clinton Correctional Facility
(Clinton County)


Collins Correctional Facility
(Erie County)


Coxsackie Correctional Facility
(Greene County)


Downstate Correctional Facility
(Dutchess County)

Eastern NY Correctional Facility
(Ulster County)


Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility
(New York County)


Elmira Correctional Facility
(Chemung County)


Fishkill Correctional Facility
(Dutchess County)


Five Points Correctional Facility
(Seneca County)


Franklin Correctional Facility
(Franklin County)


Gouverneur Correctional Facility
(St. Lawrence County)


Gowanda Correctional Facility
(Erie County)


Great Meadow Correctional Facility
(Washington County)


Green Haven Correctional Facility
(Dutchess County)


Greene Correctional Facility
(Greene County)


Groveland Correctional Facility
(Livingston County)


Hale Creek ASACTC
(Fulton County)

Hudson Correctional Facility
(Columbia County)


Lakeview Shock Incarceration C.F.
(Chautauqua County)


Lincoln Correctional Facility
(New York County)


Livingston Correctional Facility
(Livingston County)


Marcy Correctional Facility
(Oneida County)


Mid-State Correctional Facility
(Oneida County)


Mohawk Correctional Facility
(Oneida County)


Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility
(Essex County)


Ogdensburg Correctional Facility
(St. Lawrence County)


Orleans Correctional Facility
(Orleans County)


Otisville Correctional Facility
(Orange County)


Queensboro Correctional Facility
(Queens County)


Riverview Correctional Facility
(St. Lawrence County)


Rochester Correctional Facility
(Monroe County)

Shawangunk Correctional Facility
(Ulster County)


Sing Sing Correctional Facility
(Westchester County)


Southport Correctional Facility
(Chemung County)


Sullivan Correctional Facility
(Sullivan County)


Taconic Correctional Facility
(Westchester County)


Ulster Correctional Facility
(Ulster County)


Upstate Correctional Facility
(Franklin County)


Wallkill Correctional Facility
(Ulster County)


Washington Correctional Facility
(Washington County)


Watertown Correctional Facility
(Jefferson County)


Wende Correctional Facility
(Erie County)


Willard Drug Treatment Campus
(Seneca County)


Woodbourne Correctional Facility
(Sullivan County)


Wyoming Correctional Facility
(Wyoming County)


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES
Mail the completed application to the following location:

New York State Office of General Services
Corning Tower, ESP, 31st Floor
Albany, NY 12242
(518) 473-5282


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Mail the completed application to the following location:

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12238
(518) 474-0453


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Mail the completed application to the location(s) where you wish to be employed:
SUNY System Administration

State University Plaza
381 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 320-1192


SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 437-4700


SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
(607) 587-4025


SUNY at Binghamton
Administration
Building AD242D
Binghamton, NY 13902
(607) 777-2187


SUNY College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2929
(518) 395-2126


SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1099


SUNY College at Buffalo
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1095
(716) 878-3042


SUNY at Buffalo
120 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-7022
(716) 645-7777

SUNY Technology at Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-7611


SUNY at Cobleskill
Knapp Hall, Room 211
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 255-5514


SUNY at Cortland
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-2302


SUNY College of Technology
of Delhi
167 Bush Hall
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-4165


SUNY Empire State College
1 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4391
(518) 587-2100 Ext. 2910


SUNY at Farmingdale
2350 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735-0636
(631) 420-2107


SUNY College of Environmental
Science & Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2778
(315) 470-6611


SUNY at Fredonia
510 Maytum Hall
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3434

SUNY at Geneseo
Erwin 219
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5616


SUNY Maritime
Fort Schuyler
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 409-7301


SUNY at Morrisville
Whipple Admin Building,
4th Floor
Morrisville, NY 13408
(315) 684-6829


SUNY at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 257-3629


SUNY at Old Westbury
Human Resources Office
PO Box 210
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
(516) 876-3179


SUNY at Oneonta
Human Resources Office
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
(607) 436-2509


SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 938-5882


SUNY at Oswego
201 Culkin Hall
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 312-2230

SUNY at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Kehole 912
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
(518) 564-5062


SUNY of Potsdam
Personnel Office
219 Raymond Hall
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2092


SUNY at Purchase
Office of Human Resources
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
(914) 251-5961


SUNY at Stony Brook Medical Center
Suite 3 Tech Dr. Tech Park
Stony Brook, NY 11794-9300
(631) 444-4754


SUNY at Stony Brook
Administration Building
Room 390
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751
(631) 632-6151


SUNY HSC at Syracuse
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 464-4938


SUNY Poly Tech
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 956-7362


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Mail the completed application to the following location:

New York State Office Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144
(518) 473-7936


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Mail the completed application to the following address and indicate which facilities you wish to be employed at:

New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12229
(518) 474-1261

Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461


Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213


Capital District Psychiatric Center
75 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208


Central NY Psychiatric Center
9005 Old River Road
Marcy, NY 13403


Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
79-25 Winchester Blvd
Queens Village, NY 11427


Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street
Elmira, NY 14902


Greater Binghamton Health Center
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13904

Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210


Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
681 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203


Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Ward’s Island, NY 10035


Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Wards Island Complex
New York, NY 10035


Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center
2834 Route 17M
New Hampton, NY 10958


Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
1400 Noyes St.
Utica, NY 13502

New York City Children’s Center
Bronx Campus
1300 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461


New York City Children’s Center
Brooklyn Campus
1819 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233


New York City Children’s Center
Queens Campus
74-03 Commonwealth Boulevard
Bellerose, NY 11426


Nathan Kline Institute
140 Old Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962


New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032


Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717


Rochester Psychiatric Center
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Rockland Psychiatric Center
140 Old Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962


Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center
2 First Ave.
Orangeburg, NY 10962


Sagamore Psychiatric Center
197 Half Hollow Rd.
Dix Hills, NY 11746


St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
1 Chimney Point Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669


South Beach Psychiatric Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


Western NY Children’s Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224


NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Mail the completed application to the location(s) where you wish to be employed:

Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
888 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11239
(718) 642-6310


Broome Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905-1695
(607) 770-0241


Capital District Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 388-0838


Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 461-8800


Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
P.O. Box 470
Thiells, NY 10984
(845) 947-6192


Long Island Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
45 Mall Drive, Suite 1
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 326-4497


Metro New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Human Resources Office
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 430-0710


Staten Island Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314-6316
(718) 983-5433


Sunmount Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-4150


Taconic Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
(845) 877-6821 Ext. 3367


Additional Information

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.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 09/2018

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