Why #TeamOGS?

The Office of General Services helps New York State move. From contracting to construction and everything in between, when you join #TeamOGS, you’ll provide necessary services to every corner of the agency and amplify our good work.

Employee benefits include: 

  • Generous paid time off: sick, vacation, holidays, and personal 

  • Health benefits, including vision and dental plans 

  • Membership in the New York State Retirement System 

  • The security and stability of a career in New York State 

An OGS Construction Equipment Operator will facilitate grounds construction, repair, and maintenance projects. 

Job Duties

  • Assist in grounds operation and maintenance by performing a variety of tasks including the operation of mowers, street sweepers, loaders, salt spreaders, dump trucks, backhoes and aerial lift trucks.  

  • Perform manual labor to complete grounds maintenance tasks.  

  • Manually load trash into a garbage hauler and transport the trash from the facilities to the transfer station. 

Some examples of appropriate equipment for this class: Self-propelled sweepers, front end loaders and dump trucks.

Qualifications Needed

  • One year of full-time experience in the operation of appropriate equipment (examples referenced above). 

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class A or B NYS motor vehicle operator's license with air brake endorsement.  

  • Able to operate a forklift (OSHA certification provided after appointment). 

  • Able to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, boom lifts, etc. 

  • Able to perform moderate to heavy manual labor. 

  • Able to lift 70 lbs. 

  • Mandatory overtime as required for snow/ice control and removal, special events, and emergencies, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays. 

Pursuant to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Act, pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be required.  Once appointed to/selected for the position, random drug and alcohol testing will be required. 

Additional Information

Title: Construction Equipment Operator 

Location: Albany

Salary: Grade 8

Hours: Day and Evening Shifts Available

Bargaining Unit: CSEA OSU

How to Apply

1) Fill out an application

Candidates are required to provide specific, verifiable information about their qualifying experience with the Application for Posted Position.

2) Provide proof of minimum qualifications

This information should be on the letterhead of the employer under whom the qualifying experience was gained and include:

  • names and titles of supervisors
  • duties performed during the training period
  • specific dates of employment
  • the signature of that employer
3) Include copy of your drivers license

Please provide a copy of your valid, unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operator’s license. 

4) Submit your completed application

By email: [email protected]

Please use the subject line "Construction Equipment Operator Job Application"

By mail:

NYS Office of General Services
Human Resources
31st Floor Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242

By fax: 518-486-1631

Questions? Contact OGS Human Resources:
Phone: 518-473-5282

Additional Information 

Candidates who do not submit appropriate documentary proof that they meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered for appointment.   

Per Agreement between the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc. and the State of New York, Article 45 (c) the requirement to prove qualification shall rest with the employee. 

A demonstration test may be required at the time of interview.