Maintenance Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,300 diverse students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


The following vacancy exists in the classified service and may require eligibility from a competitive civil service list.

Job Description:

Vacancy #:  C-217-46085

Apply by:  May 4, 2017

Title:  Maintenance Assistant

Location:  Facilities

Salary:  $33,972

Grade:  9

Hours:  Mon. - Fri.: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Duration:  Contingent/Permanent



Two years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesman or completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course. Candidates are expected to be qualified to use negative pressure respirators.

  • A completed application is required to be considered for this position
  • All applicants must meet the above requirements
  • Any applications received that do not meet the above requirements will be considered unqualified and will be discarded


Ability to perform semiskilled, routine, repetitive maintenance, installation and repair of HVAC&R equipment (boiler, chiller, pump and mechanical equipment, steam, water lines and other related plumbing, heating or ventilation equipment) and lighting systems (including switches, relays, occupancy sensors, ballasts, and lamps) using test equipment and hand tools
Willingness to work weekends, holidays, and shiftwork as required
Ability to work at heights, on ladders, in confined spaces, and be respirator fit tested required
Valid NYS Driver's License required

Additional Information:

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period.  Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):

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, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at  


Application Instructions:

A completed application is required to be considered for this position. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a cover letter and resume.

To apply, please download and complete the Application for Classified Service Employment located here:

Please submit your application by mail to:

Office of Human Resources Management
Classified Services, Vacancy #:  C-217-46085
University at Albany, UAB 300
Albany, NY  12222

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