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New York State Civil Service Trades Specialist (Electrician) in Utica, New York

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 Parking is provided. ## Notes on Applying


Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline to Please include the position title and location (Electrician – Utica) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

Contact: Phone: 518-449-6003

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

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

Date Posted: 02/23/21

Applications Due: 03/10/21

Vacancy ID: 84780

Agency: Canal Corporation

Title: Trades Specialist (Electrician)

Occupational Category: Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade: 12

Bargaining Unit: ASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $18.95 to $27.16 Hourly

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Contingent 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: Oneida

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12207

Name: Zachary Melite

Telephone: (518) 449-6032

Email Address:

Street Address: 105 N Gensee Street

Street: 30 South Pearl Street