New York State of Opportunity

Plant Utilities Engineer 2

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 Open to Employees of Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
38-371 Plant Utilities Engineer 2 Multiple Agencies $53,378 G-16 $15
38-372 Plant Utilities Engineer 3 Multiple Agencies $62,835 G-19 $20
38-373 Plant Utilities Engineer 4 Multiple Agencies $66,052 G-21 $20
*In order to maintain adequate staffing levels in the appropriate facilities, you may be assigned to take your test on either Saturday, March 2, 2019, or Sunday, March 3, 2019. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You CANNOT request a specific date in advance or change your date once it has been assigned.

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.

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

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before March 2, 2019, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had:

For ExaminationFor Taking This TestFor Appointment From The Eligible List**
No. 38-371one month as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.one year as a Plant Utilities Engineer 1.
No. 38-372 A.one month as Plant Utilities Engineer 2;
Or B.one month as Plant Utilities Engineer 1.
A. one year as Plant Utilities Engineer 2;
B.two years as Plant Utilities Engineer 1.
No. 38-373 A.months as Plant Utilities Engineer 3;
Or B. three months as Plant Utilities Engineer 2.
A.one year as Plant Utilities Engineer 3;
B.two years as Plant Utilities Engineer 2.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

For Nos. 38-371 and 38-372: If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before February 2, 2019, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

For Nos. 38-371 and 38-372: If you receive a permanent appointment to a qualifying title between January 16, 2019 and February 2, 2019, you can be admitted to these examinations by calling the Department of Civil Service at (518) 473-9592, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

For No. 38-373: If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 2, 2018, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List

After the service described, 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 year(s) of service required in the “A” title. The request should be submitted in writing to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239; Attention: S2ICC.

Order of Certification

The order of certification of this eligible list will be:

  1. Promotion Unit "A" eligibles
  2. Promotion Unit "All" eligibles
  3. Department "A" eligibles
  4. Department "All" eligibles
  5. Interdepartmental "A" eligibles
  6. Interdepartmental "All" eligibles

Notes

  1. You must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Some positions require a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  2. 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. (NY Social Services Law, Section 424a.)
    • You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.

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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: For Examination Numbers
38-37138-37238-373
1. 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. XXX
2. 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. XXX
3. Heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, water supply and sanitary systems - These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles and practices involved in various types of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, water supply, and sanitary systems, including related electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades and machine shop practices. XXX
4. Operation, maintenance and repair of steam and high temperature hot water generating and distribution systems - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of steam and high temperature hot water generating and distribution systems, prime movers, and high voltage electrical equipment, including related mechanical and electrical power plant equipment. XXX
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. Project management - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, terminology, procedures and evaluation techniques used in the planning and implementation of physical plant maintenance, rehabilitation, and repair projects including scheduling and overseeing such projects to completion. XX
7. 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. XX

If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' credits to your final passing score.

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.

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 you may also apply on line.

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

You Can Also

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.

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.

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

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.

S2/TC3 ICC-vla
Issued: 12/14/18

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