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New York State Civil Service Trades Specialist (Electrician)/Trades Specialist (Electrician) Trainee in Waterford, New York


Agency Canal Corporation

Title Trades Specialist (Electrician)/Trades Specialist (Electrician) Trainee

Occupational Category Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade 12

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $19.96 to $31.39 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Saratoga

Street Address 200 Davis Ave

City Waterford

State NY

Zip Code 12188

Minimum Qualifications Trades Specialist (Electrician): Candidates must have 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.Trades Specialist (Electrician) Trainee 1: Full-time permanent service allocated at a Grade 12 or below which is primarily engaged in the performance of unskilled and/or semiskilled labor and trades tasks; must be 18 years of age or older; possess a High School diploma or general equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Education Department; and be proficient in English and math.Trades Specialist (Electrician) Trainee 2: Successful completion of a 52-week probationary period as a Trades Specialist (Electrician) Trainee 1; completion of 45 hours of technical math coursework and 15 hours of blueprint reading/schematics coursework or passage of an equivalency exam or proof of successful completion of equivalent training; 144 hours of electrician trade-specific instruction; and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Trainees must maintain a C or better average in their coursework.Successful completion of the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Certificate 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. It does not include 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, as required for the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship.

Duties Description Specific duties and job requirements will include, but not be limited to, the following:•Under general supervision, performs skilled work at the journey-level in the maintenance, repair and installation of canal floating plant and building electrical systems and equipment. •Installs, maintains, and repairs generators, motors, lighting, signal systems, and electrical equipment.•Repairs and tests electrical work and devices.•Repairs and maintains signal controls, lights, pumping equipment, signs, oil burners and other mechanisms.•Acts as a trouble shooter on electrical repairs.•Conducts a program of preventative maintenance.•Maintains navigation lighting systems.•Supervises other journey-level employees and helpers. Preferred Qualifications: •Working knowledge and understanding of AC/DC power. • A valid Commercial Driver’s License appropriate to the type of vehicles and equipment operated may be required.

Additional Comments The New York State Canal Corporation offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:Holiday & Paid Time Off• Nine (9) paid holidays annually• Four (4) paid floating holidays annually• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually• Earn five (5) days of paid personal leave annually• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annuallyHealth Benefits• Participation in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and access to their variety of affordable health insurance options• Pre-Tax contribution program• Dental and Vision benefits at no additional cost• Opt-Out incentive program• Flex Spending Account (FSA)Additional Benefits• CSEA representation and access to their benefits• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)• Professional development and promotional opportunities• Qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership• NYS Deferred Compensation• And many more…The New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the 524-mile waterway for boating, recreation, tourism and agriculture. The New York State Canal System includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System extends over 524 miles and plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship.For more information on The New York State Canal Corporation’s mission, values and opportunities, please visit https://www.canals.ny.gov/Parking is provided.

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Name Recruitment@canals.ny.gov

Telephone (518) 449-6003


Email Address Recruitment@canals.ny.gov


Street 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207

Notes on Applying E-MAIL SUBMISSION PREFERREDInterested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline, May 30, 2024, to recruitment@canals.ny.gov. Please include the position title and location (Trades Specialist Electrician – Waterford) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.Contact: recruitment@canals.ny.govPhone: 518-449-6003 The New York Power Authority/New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns. To request an accommodation, please email?accessibility@nypa.gov. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov