Position Overview

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 

Generalist

Minimum Qualifications Required for Appointment: 

Four years of full-time experience in carpentry appropriate trade work under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in carpentry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services;  

OR successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Carpenter) traineeship or a two-year carpenter training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.  

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. 

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

Duties: 

  • Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance repair work including carpentry, plumbing and electrical maintenance.  

  • Ability to build, repair and install such items as counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, windows, building framework, roofs, ceiling and floor tiles and trim while following verbal or written instructions utilizing the tools of the carpentry trade and following standard carpentry techniques according to NYS Building Codes.  

  • Perform general millwork; may build cabinets, furniture and other wooden equipment in the shop using woodworking machines. Maintain shop machinery.  

  • May conduct inspections of the facility to determine maintenance needs and recommend priorities for repair based on the nature of the maintenance problem. 

  • Will be required to effectively communicate with supervisors and other trades workers both when receiving and providing direction. 

  • Retrieve daily assignments and track accountable hours using the AiM work management system.  Submit accurate and proper documentation in a timely manner. 

Operational Needs: 

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required. 

  • Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all related PESH/OSHA regulations.  

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

  • Able to operate a variety of forklifts (OSHA certification provided after appointment). 

  • Able to lift a minimum of 80 lbs. 

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and applicable building codes and regulations. 

  • Able to work independently and perform duties at the journeyman level. 

Electrician

Minimum Qualifications Required for Appointment: 

Four years of full-time experience in the electrical trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services;  

OR successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Electrician) traineeship or a two-year electrician training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.  

*Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. 

 Duties: 

  • Perform all phases of electrical installation and construction.   
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain three-phase 120v/208v and 277v/480v electrical systems. 
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors and other trades workers, both when receiving and providing direction. 
  • Retrieve daily assignments and track accountable hours using the AiM work management system. 
  • Submit accurate and proper documentation in a timely manner. 

Operational Needs: 

  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operator’s license. 
  • Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all related PESH/OSHA regulations. 
  • Able to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, boom lifts. 
  • Able to operate a variety of forklifts (OSHA certification provided after appointment). 
  • Able to lift minimum of 80 lbs.  
  • Able to read, interpret blueprints, schematic designs and circuit diagrams.  
  • Able to interpret National Electrical Codes (NEC). 
  • Able to work independently and perform duties at the journeyman level. 

Plumber & Steamfitter

Minimum Qualifications Required for Appointment: 

Four years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services;  

OR successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter) traineeship or a two-year plumbing training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program. 

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work.  Course work must be completed with an average of C or better.  Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. 

 

Duties: 

  • Perform all phases of plumbing installation/construction, alterations and repairs of pipe fittings, equipment and fixtures of domestic water, hydronic heating and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes including landscape irrigation systems. 
  • Troubleshoot, replacement and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, piping and related devices. 
  • Will be required to work independently and perform duties at a journeyman’s level, as well as at times taking instruction from a maintenance supervisor. 
  • Work with all trades performing skilled activities in response to any maintenance program requirements.  Work alongside other trades workers to complete projects. 
  • Required to retrieve daily assignments and maintain accountable hours utilizing AiM. 
     

Operational Needs: 

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required. 
  • Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all related PESH/OSHA regulations. 
  • Able to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, boom lifts, etc. 
  • Able to operate a variety of forklifts (OSHA certification provided after appointment). 
  • Able to lift a minimum of 80 lbs. 
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and applicable building codes and regulations. 

Mason & Plaster

Minimum Qualifications Required for Appointment: 

Four years of full-time experience in masonry under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in masonry at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services;  

OR successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Mason & Plasterer) traineeship or a two-year masonry training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program. 

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work.  Course work must be completed with an average of C or better.  Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. 

  

Duties: 

Duties include but are not limited to the repair, maintenance and installation of marble, stone, concrete, terrazzo, concrete cement block, brick and various other materials. 

  

Operational Needs: 

  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operator’s license. 
  • Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all PESH/OSHA regulations. 
  • Able to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, boom lifts etc. 
  • Able to operate a variety of forklifts (OSHA certification provided after appointment). 
  • Able to lift minimum of 80 lbs. 

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) Additional Application Requirements
  • Candidates qualifying through the completion of appropriate course work should include a copy of their transcript or listing of course work completed.  
  • A copy of a trades union card is acceptable documentary proof of qualification. 

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

4) Submit your completed application

By email: [email protected]

Please use the subject line "Trades Specialist"

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