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Power Up! Work On The OGS Utilities Team

If you are looking to come to where the action is - a career in utilities management at OGS is a great place to be.
Power Up! Work On The OGS Utilities Team
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Utilities Recruitment Video

If you are looking to come to where the action is -  a career in utilities management at OGS is a great place to be. 

You don't need to take a test; simply fill out a training and experience questionnaire to be considered for positions from entry-level through management. Scroll down for a list of jobs and the steps you need to take to apply.

OGS manages and maintains 20 million square feet of state-owned office, warehouse, and other required space on behalf of Executive Department agencies throughout New York State. That means there is a lot of work related to heating, cooling, electricity, and plumbing.

In the Capital Region:

  • Manage an 80-megawatt power grid - that's enough electricity to run 65,000 average-sized homes
  • Oversee 15.5 million square feet of HVAC at the Empire State Plaza & Harriman Campus
  • Operate & maintain 1500 HVAC Fan Systems in 300 machine rooms
  • Keep the lights, heating, and cooling on for 18,000 NYS employees so that they can help New Yorkers
  • Help New York reach energy policy goals 


While most of our plant operations positions are in the Albany area, OGS also needs utilities workers at our buildings in Harlem, Brooklyn, Hauppauge, Binghamton, Watertown, Hornell, Syracuse, Utica, Poughkeepsie, Oneonta, and Hawthorne.

No degree? No Problem.

No college degree is required if you have at least one year of commercial or residential HVAC experience. You can also apply with certain qualified military experience, successful completion of a BOCES  or technical school program, completion of a recognized apprentice program, or an associate's degree.

No Exam? No Problem.

Open Positions

Through the NY HELPS program, State agencies are filling critical positions in a streamlined process to hire diverse, qualified permanent employees quickly – all without examinations.

Look through this list of NY HELPS positions that are now open on Team OGS.
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Utilities Profiles
Meet OGS Utilities Management Team Members

Read testimonials from the members of the OGS Utilities Management team, why they work here, and the perks and benefits of being a part of #TeamOGS.
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Occupational Studies Student Assistant Program

2024 Positions for Students in Occupational Study Programs

Positions include: HVAC Engineering Assistant, Carpentry Assistants, Plumbing Assistants, Electrical Assistants, and Mechanic, Motor Equipment Assistants.
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Why We Work Here
Benefits and Perks
Health Insurance

Comprehensive, affordable health care, including vision and dental insurance with options for family and domestic partner coverage. Details

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Paid Time Off

Qualifying employees receive a generous package of paid time off including holidays, vacation, personal leave, and sick time. Details

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Student Loan Forgiveness

State employees may be eligible for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after 120 qualifying payments. Details

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