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Laboratory Equipment Designer Electronics

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Laboratory Equipment Designer Electronics
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-00337+
Application Due By 10/28/2016
Title Laboratory Equipment Designer Electronics
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 4
Air Resources
$50,478 - $64,260 Effective 4/2015
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Non-Competitive+
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance is responsible for the operation of the ambient air monitoring network for New York State. The network measures air pollutants at more than 50 sites across the state, using continuous and/or manual instrumentation. Our SUNY East Campus facility located in Rensselaer houses our analysis laboratories and field instrumentation maintenance & repair center. This position will be responsible for the design, fabrication and maintenance of air monitoring equipment. Major tasks will include:
  • Maintaining equipment to achieve maximum data capture
  • Acceptance and pilot testing of new monitoring equipment
  • Deployment of equipment for special studies
  • Operation of monitoring equipment at special project sites
  • Training of field personnel on monitoring equipment and methods
  • Coordinating with Central Office laboratory staff on special projects
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Non-Competitve Qualifications+

High school diploma and two years of experience in the construction, design, operation, and repair of special machines, tools and/or equipment fabricated for laboratory use.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to evaluate, modify, design, fabricate, operate, and maintain various electromechanical devices and equipment.
  • Capable of handling the standard tools of electricians
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Able to drive a truck or van and capable of loading and unloading vehicles
  • Able to operate a computer and possess knowledge of required technical computer programs
  • Able to write correspondence and reports
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Able to lift and carry heavy equipment
  • Comfortable in the use of ladders and scaffolding
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number.

If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.