Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/21/17
Applications Due: 01/01/18
Vacancy ID: 45539

Position Information

AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitlePlant Utilities Assistant

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $35344 to $43443 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Erie

Street Address Collins Correctional Facility

PO Box 490, Middle Road

City Collins


Zip Code14034

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Either 1.) one year of satisfactory hands-on experience in operation and maintenance of boilers and/or auxiliary equipment or HVAC equipment in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities (experience limited to residential applications is not qualifying);
OR 2.) a high school diploma or GED and successful completion of four trades courses in any combination of the following trades: electrical, refrigeration, boiler operation and maintenance, plumbing, and HVAC. Each course must include a minimum of 30 to 45 classroom/lab hours in order to be considered qualifying;
OR 3.) successful completion of 12 college semester hours in any combination of the following course areas: heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, technical communications, thermal dynamics, utility refrigeration mechanics, blueprint reading and sketching, physics, boiler and steam systems, industrial electricity, electric utility systems, plant operation and maintenance, industrial instrumentation and control, industrial safety, and environmental air quality;
OR 4.) completion of an approved certificate program** in HVAC or related area that is a minimum of one year in duration;
OR 5.) completion of an approved certificate program** in HVAC or related area which is less than one year in duration and post certificate experience, which combined equals one year.

The following military experience is considered examples of qualifying experience:
U.S. Air Force: Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program.
U.S. Coast Guard: 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 United States Coast Guard.
U.S. Army: Must have been an enlisted power generation equipment repairer with the U.S. Army.
U.S. Navy: 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.
U.S. Merchant Marine: Must have a merchant mariner’s document (MMD) and be a qualified member of the engine department (QMED) as an oiler, fireman/watertender, refrigerating engineer or engineman.

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Plant Utilities Engineer 1 or higher level Plant Utilities position, Plant Utilities Assistants assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution.

Additional Comments Candidate would be considered provisional until they take, pass, and attain a reachable score on the next civil service test.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Annie Schuster

Telephone 716-532-4588 x 3610


Email Address


Street Collins Correctional Facility

PO Box 490, Middle Road

City Collins

State NY

Zip Code 14034


Notes on ApplyingForward via e-mail or US Postal Mail a cover letter, resume and any certifications pertaining to HVAC, Electric, Plumbing, Boiler Operation & Maintenance etc.