New York State has approximately 2 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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As a Principal Drafting Technician (Mechanical), you would make and revise drawings and working plans using CADD/BIM for mechanical, fire protection, HVAC, or plumbing projects. You would draw elevations, floor plans, and sections; do detailing; assist in preparing data for estimates; assist in preparing and reviewing specifications; make mechanical drafting calculations; check shop drawings; check the work of other drafting technicians; and you might perform field work to develop information and data. You will also be responsible for providing instruction, technical coordination, and assistance to the project drafting staff.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
For all qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:
1. a bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction technology, architecture, or architectural technology;
2. an associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction technology, architecture, or architectural technology AND two years of drafting experience including one year of specialized drafting experience on mechanical, fire protection, HVAC, or plumbing projects;
3. a certificate in computer-aided drafting* issued by a regionally accredited college or university AND three years of drafting experience including at least one year of specialized drafting experience in mechanical, fire protection, HVAC, and plumbing projects;
4. four years of drafting experience including at least one year of specialized drafting experience on mechanical, fire protection, HVAC, or plumbing projects.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-806
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Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.