New York State Civil Service Maintenance Assistant (Temporary/Hourly) - Three Positions, Central Office; in Syracuse, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trade worker or completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course.

Preferred candidates will possess experience in locksmithing and/or plumbing. ## Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill three Maintenance Assistant positions. These are temporary/hourly positions in the Bureau of Environmental Design and Improvement located at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to the following:

Perform ongoing maintenance, small repair and environmental improvement projects.

Perform semi-skilled carpentry duties, including handrail modifications, door hinge and hardware replacement, and maintenance of walls, ceilings, cabinets, doors, windows, flooring and other identified surface modifications.

Conduct skilled surface preparation and application of primer and finish coats of paint in areas designated in the scope of work.

Perform semi-skilled plumbing and bathroom work, including fixture and hardware replacement.

Possess a working knowledge of maintenance and repair methods, materials and tools.

Perform manual tasks such as lifting and placing of equipment and tools.

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Provide support as needed for supervisors and co-workers on assignments.

Perform other project duties, as assigned. ## Additional Comments These positions will be part of the Joint Commission Special Project team, which will assist facilities with meeting ligature risk remediation requirements and preparing for upcoming Joint Commission surveys. Incumbents will be dedicated to OMH’s anti-ligature mitigation initiative, assisting facilities to prepare for upcoming 2019-20 accreditation surveys, and addressing issues that are identified in the Facility Ligature Plan of Correction.

The estimated duration of this assignment is 12 months. Upon completion of the assignment, these positions will be terminated. Candidates are not eligible for reimbursement of travel costs.

Generous benefit package includes:

  • Paid vacation leave

  • Paid personal leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid sick leave

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision care benefits

  • Membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, and

  • Various savings plan programs. ## Notes on Applying To be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #63314 in the subject line of your email when applying. Resumes may also be faxed to (518) 486-3897. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #63314 on your cover sheet or resume when faxing.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

Date Posted: 01/14/19

Applications Due: 02/11/19

Vacancy ID: 63314

Agency: Mental Health, Office of

Title: Maintenance Assistant (Temporary/Hourly) - Three Positions, Central Office;

Occupational Category: Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $17.27 to $17.27 Hourly

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Temporary

Jurisdictional Class: Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 7 AM

To: 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Onondaga

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12229

Name: Nicole Swankey

Fax: (518) 486-3897

Email Address: OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV

Street Address: NYS Office of Mental Health Joint Commission Special Project Revite Team

Street: NYS Office of Mental Health 44 Holland Avenue