New York State of Opportunity

Boiler Inspector

Written Test To Be Held
March 02, 2019
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
January 23, 2019

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
26-653 Boiler Inspector $45,455 G-14 $35

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. 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. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.

Appointees who work in Nassau or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before March 2, 2019, you must have:

Either 1. an associate's or higher degree* in engineering technology, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, or mechanical technology AND two years of full-time commercial, residential, or military experience in boiler making, boiler installation or inspection, OR the operation and maintenance of high and/or low pressure boilers including all firing apparatus and control devices;

Or 2. four years of full-time commercial, residential, or military experience in boiler making, boiler installation or inspection, OR the operation and maintenance of high and/or low pressure boilers including all firing apparatus and control devices.

*Degrees in other fields will NOT be substituted in lieu of the specific specialized degrees listed above.

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2019, you can be admitted to the written test, but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement to the Appointing Authority at the time of the employment interview. Failure to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2019, may result in your removal from the eligible list.

Notes

  1. 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. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2SER.
  2. Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical/medical standards include good physical condition, satisfactory hearing and vision, and the ability to use a respirator. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment, and you are responsible for payment of the clinical laboratory test fee. Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position. Eligibles will be called to the physical/medical screening in score order as needed to fill existing and anticipated vacancies.
  3. Fingerprints and Fees: Fingerprinting is required at the time of appointment. You will be required to pay the processing fee.
  4. These positions require substantial travel. If you pass the written test and are considered for appointment, you must have a currently valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your ability to meet the transportation needs of the job. Travel expenses are reimbursed on a fixed schedule.
  5. Qualifying part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  6. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in the New York State Department of Labor in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Garden City, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and White Plains. Currently there is one vacancy in Rochester, one in Utica, and one in White Plains.

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Duties

As a Boiler Inspector, you would perform scheduled regulatory safety inspections of high and low pressure boilers and boiler installations to ensure their safe operating condition. You would enforce compliance with statutory provisions of the Labor Law and industrial rules relating to boiler operations. You would also perform inspections as the result of complaints or accidents, as well as monitored insurance inspections. These inspections may require climbing through small openings, climbing on top of boilers, and spending considerable time within the boilers. You will be required to use a computer in the performance of these duties.

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Subject of Examination

There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:

  1. Construction, inspection and operation of boilers and related equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the construction, inspection, and operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment; and may include such areas as identifying different types of boilers, operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment, troubleshooting problems, and safety concerns when operating boilers and related equipment.
  2. Interpretation of codes, regulations and standards related to boiler safety - These questions test for the ability to read and understand selections from various codes, regulations, and inspection and safety standards related to boilers and boiler systems. All the information needed to answer these questions will be presented in the written material accompanying each question.
  3. Technical characteristics and safety requirements of boilers and related equipment and mathematics - These questions test for knowledge of the technical operating characteristics of various types of boilers and related equipment; and for the ability to perform basic calculations involving boilers and safe operation of boiler systems.
  4. 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.

Your final 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 passing score.

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

Apply On line

Note: The non-refundable application processing fee must be paid on line via a MasterCard or Visa credit card. If you qualify for a waiver of the application processing fee or you are a member of CSEA (Negotiating Unit 02, 03, 04, or 47) you may also apply on line.

You will need an NY.gov ID to apply for this examination. If you do not have an NY.gov account, please create an account.

Boiler Inspector

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The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

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.

Religious Accommodation

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.

Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site

Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.

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Issued: 12/14/18

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