STATE OF NEW YORK DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS 330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD LATHAM, NEW YORK 12110 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HRB #12-11 CLOSING DATE: JULY 27, 2012 This position is not in the Classified Service of New York State, but is covered under New York State Military Law. If selected, current Civil Service employees will lose their seniority within the Classified Service, thereby exempting them from applying for promotional exams within Civil Service. POSITIONS TO BE FILLED PENDING AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. Title: General Mechanic /Plumber/Steamfitter Location: Stewart ANGB - Newburgh - Anticipated number of vacancies - 1 Salary Grade: SG-12 Salary: Starts at $38,612 with annual increments to the job rate of $47,138. In addition: Stewart ANGB receives a Mid-Hudson Adjustment of $1,513. Primary Responsibilities: General Mechanics are assigned to various program and geographic areas, some of which require specialized knowledge in a field as evidenced by a parenthetic. The grade level of the parenthetic title, however, is distinguished by the same characteristics as described below. General Mechanics with parenthetic perform the same activities as the positions in the general title but within a specialized subject matter, requiring substantive and specific knowledge and experience in that field. The trade fields for the parenthetic titles are summarized at the end of the general title description. General Mechanic (GM) works under a designated supervisor to perform journeyman work in one or more of the building or mechanical trades, and skilled and semiskilled work in a combination of other trades. Building trades include such specialties as carpentry, roofing, and locksmith skills; while the mechanical trades include the maintenance and repair of plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The position performs responsibilities in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) standards, specifically those requirements of the Master Cooperative Agreement between the NGB and the DMNA, as well as agency and labor contract duties and responsibilities – current and as amended. Required to coordinate activities, perform project tasks and schedule work to be completed in order to ensure the effective utilization of staff, materials and equipment and ensure project schedule is met in a timely manner. Specifically: I. Required to meet and communicate with administrators and supervisors representing other trades to explain project parameters and schedules. II. Where directed by chain of command, will be required to coordinate, assign and instruct and supervise subordinates such as Maintenance Assistants, Maintenance Helpers and Hourly employees in maintenance, repair, installation and construction activities. III. As assigned, may supervise other trade specialties to include: Carpenters, Electricians, Plumber/Steamfitters, Painters and Masons in maintenance, repair, installation and construction activities. IV. May be required to perform various maintenance related activities; ensuring operational compliance and maintaining facility readiness. General Mechanic Plumber/Steamfitter: a. Performs journeyman plumbing and steamfitting work in the installation and repair of pipes, fittings, heating fixtures, ventilation systems, heating controls and water and drainage systems in accordance with applicable plumbing code regulations. b. Maintains, installs, inspects and repairs plumbing fixtures and appliances, including but not limited to sinks, showers, commodes, drinking fountains, water pumps, valves, gas and water meters, water heaters, and pneumatic controls. c. Required to properly repair and replace plumbing fixtures and appliances according to building codes, safety regulations and all established trade and agency procedures. d. As directed, responsible for ordering necessary replacement parts and equipment in accordance with all purchasing and buying procedures and regulations. e. As assigned, may supervise other maintenance titles on a daily basis as appropriate or in the repair, maintenance and installation of plumbing systems and equipment projects. f. Other job related duties as required and assigned. General Duties and Work from verbal or written descriptions or from drawings or Responsibilities*: sketches to design, plan, layout and complete a variety of general trades projects. Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment required for craft to which assigned. Ability to operate and maintain tools, machinery and equipment required for craft to which assigned. Reviews in-house work requests, and visits project site to determine materials needed to complete projects. May conduct inspections of the facility to determine maintenance needs and recommend priorities for repair based on the nature of the maintenance problem. Prepares plans of action based on verbal and written instructions. May draw rough sketches or prepare plans to scale from verbal or written instructions to accomplish a project. Provides supervisor with recommendations for the type, quantity and quality of materials needed to accomplish a project. May be required to complete Purchase Order (PO) documentation. May be required to have general working knowledge of any and all computer software related to the trade specialty and/or agency operations; including the Statewide Financial System. As required, assembles materials, tools and equipment needed. Monitors and inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with relevant guidelines, codes and regulations; proper use of materials and equipment; and adherence to schedules are met. Prepares and maintains written records of work performed and completed accounting for labor and materials used. Written progress reports, following a prescribed format may sometimes be needed when a project is under way. Provides verbal instruction and/or demonstrates proper trade techniques and the proper use of tools and equipment. May track inventory and control of the distribution of tools and equipment and maintain such equipment. Must have ability to climb ladders, work on scaffolds, platforms, and lifts, and be comfortable working at heights. Must be able to life heavy objects, bend and reach for extended periods of time. Maintains shop machinery. Assists in the preparation and provides input for the written performance evaluations of subordinate employees. May occasionally fill in for Supervisor in their absence. Performs general grounds maintenance tasks such as clearing sites, mowing lawns, cutting bush and wood, trimming and removing trees and shrubs, maintaining roads and sidewalks, snow and ice removal, collection/pick-up of trash and other obstructions from the building and surrounding areas. When directed, may be required to perform the duties of a lower graded position within the maintenance series. May periodically be required to travel to other facilities, to attend training or to perform job related duties as needed. Overtime may be required. Must have the ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision. Ability to prepare written material in a clear and concise form. Ability to read and write in English. Demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness. Good oral and written communication skills. Performs other job related duties as assigned. Additional training may be required to meet operational needs. Mandatory I. Must have two years of New York State service in a Specification/Qualifications*: maintenance series title allocated to a Grade 9 or above; or four years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trades worker; or two years experience in maintenance or mechanical work and completion of an appropriate two-year technical school. II. Must be at least eighteen years old. III. May be required to have and maintain a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State based on agency requirements. IV. May be required to acquire and maintain a military driver’s license to operate military vehicles and equipment. V. In accordance with required National Guard Bureau standards, may minimally be required to obtain and maintain a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) or National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) to determine suitability, loyalty, and trustworthiness and to provide appropriate clearance for any necessary computer network or restricted area accesses in the performance of your duties. VI. Working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local codes, standards, rules and regulations. VII. Must be able to perform all job duties within the Maintenance Helper and Maintenance Assistant titles, including heavy lifting, working at heights and working in various weather conditions, including inclement weather. At all times, the employee must maintain all required certification levels and minimum standards; failure to do so will subject the individual to disciplinary action, including possible termination. *Parenthetical positions may require specific educational, certification and/or work experience. Parenthetical positions may require additional duties and responsibilities related to trade. At time of hire, must have any and all necessary certifications and or licenses; must provide proof of current certifications and demonstrate job knowledge to perform position related duties and responsibilities. Individual is responsible for ensuring all required certifications/licenses remain current at all times during employment. NOTE: Position standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the position described. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by an incumbent. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Position Standards were written. Please contact State Human Resources Directorate for current information on minimum requirements for appointment. General Mechanic/Plumber/Steamfitter: a. Four years of full time experience under a journeyman plumber and/or steamfitter; or two years in an apprenticeship training program and completion/certification of an appropriate two-year technical school in the plumbing trades. b. Working knowledge of all applicable plumbing standards, building codes and safety regulations. c. Ability to weld, braze and solder using both gas and arc welding equipment. d. Ability to make standard arithmetic computations to address the size and scale of various project details; and to calculate the quantity of materials and labor required to complete such project. e. If required by NGB standards, general working knowledge of any and all computer software related to the trade specialty. f. At the time of hire, must meet any and all New York State or federal certification/license requirements. How to Apply: To be considered for interview, submit a cover letter and resume. In cover letter indicate the title, location, vacancy announcement number (HRB) of the position you are applying for and how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are a former public employee retired within New York State currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your cover letter. Cover letter and resume may be submitted via E-mail (preferred method), Mail, or FAX. E-mail to: Jeff.Harwood@US.Army.mil OR Mail to: State of New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs State Human Resources Management 330 Old Niskayuna Road Latham, New York 12110-3514 Attn: Classifications OR FAX to: (518) 786-6085 ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN STATE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (MNHS) BY 5:00 PM, JULY 27, 2012. VAGUENESS AND OMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RESOLVED IN YOUR FAVOR. Subject of Interview: ALL CURRENT DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS (DMNA) STATE EMPLOYEES WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE INTERVIEWED TO EVALUATE THEIR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO THE DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION. CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF DMNA AND WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INTERVIEW TO EVALUATE THEIR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO THE DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION. POSTED: JULY 12, 2012 STATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HRB #12-11 New York State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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