Service & Repair Mechanic Electronics

Grade 12

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As a Service and Repair Mechanic (Electronics), you would independently install, test, diagnose, maintain, service, repair, replace, or otherwise work on a variety of electronic systems and equipment. Depending upon the employing agency and your specific assignment, the equipment may include communications devices, computer equipment, security systems, fire alarms, and other control and indicating equipment, various sorts of lights, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, and energy management systems. Your work tasks may involve working with ladders, scaffolding, or blueprints, and using hand, power, and diagnostic tools. You may supervise and/or inspect the work of subordinate staff (which may, in a correctional facility, include inmate workers).

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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.  

On or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment;

Or 2. graduation from a high school technical electronics education program recognized by the New York State Education Department as meeting the standards for technical education AND three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment;

Or 3. an associate degree in electronic technology or successful completion of a two-year technical professional certification program in the electronics field AND two years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment.

Examples of electronic equipment includes, but is not limited to, antenna systems, closed circuit television systems, control and indicating equipment, data systems, electronic office equipment, fire alarms, intercommunication units, intrusion and surveillance equipment, public address systems, radio equipment, security systems, and radiological monitoring equipment.

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.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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.

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