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.
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
III. As assigned, may supervise other trade specialties to include:
Carpenters, Electricians, Plumber/Steamfitters, Painters and
Masons in maintenance, repair, installation and construction
IV. May be required to perform various maintenance related
activities; ensuring operational compliance and maintaining
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
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
May be required to complete Purchase Order (PO)
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
As required, assembles materials, tools and equipment
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
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
Ability to prepare written material in a clear and concise
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
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
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
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
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
State of New York
Division of Military and Naval Affairs
State Human Resources Management
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, New York 12110-3514
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
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.