Job Description:

SUNY Oneonta accepts applications for the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position in the Heating Plant on a continuous recruitment basis. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants to this posting will receive a score notice letter. Applicants who receive a passing score will be added to the eligible list for the position and may receive a canvass letter when a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position is vacant. The canvass letter is sent to determine your interest in a specific job at SUNY Oneonta, and to request your availability. To be considered for a specific vacancy, you must respond and return the canvass letter as instructed.

Plant Utilities Engineer 1 duties include but are not limited to: Being responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of a variety of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and mechanical equipment inside and outside of a physical plant; potentially supervising lower-level staff including Plant Utilities Assistants, Facility Operations Assistants, and contractors; potentially assuming responsibility for physical plant operations on off hours; and potentially supervising other trades positions and contractors on a project or emergency basis.

Please review the NYS Civil Service exam announcement for the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position at this link: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/decentralized/20-450.cfm


Requirements:

To qualify for the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 eligible list, applicants must have one of the following qualifications:

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;

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.


Application Instructions:

To apply online to the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position, go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=155729 . Candidates will upload a resume, submit a complete NYS-APP, and supply contact information for three professional references.

You must submit a complete NYS-APP in the document upload section of the online application. A blank NYS-APP can be found at this link: https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/20-450&20-451.pdf. Applications without a NYS-APP cannot be considered. There is no fee required to apply for this position. Do not mail the completed NYS-APP form to the Department of Civil Service, but rather upload your completed NYS-APP with your online application.

Applicants to this posting will receive a score notice letter. Applicants who receive a passing score will be added to the eligible list for the position and may receive a canvass letter when a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 position is vacant. The canvass letter is sent to determine your interest in a specific job at SUNY Oneonta, and to request your availability. To be considered for a specific vacancy, you must respond and return the canvass letter as instructed.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

About SUNY Oneonta: SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability. SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's indeed.com rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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