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New York State Civil Service Canal Structure Operator (Seasonal) in Utica, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of experience in the operation and assembly or the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, automotive, hydraulic, or diesel machinery OR Six months of experience working on a canal, of which 50% of your duties must have included working at a canal lock and/or lift bridge OR a certificate of completion from a BOCES or a post-high school program in electrical maintenance; electrical construction; or mechanical, hydraulic, automotive, or diesel repair or technology OR Six college semester credit hours in electrical construction; electrical maintenance; or in hydraulic, mechanical, automotive, or diesel repair or technology OR Possession of a New York State electrician’s license and current registration.

Must be at least 18 years of age and physically capable of performing the duties assigned to the position. Candidates must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS at the time of appointment and continuously maintain it thereafter or face termination. ## Duties Description The Canal Corporation (Canals) works in partnership with local, state, and federal entities to implement canal projects that meet the goals and objectives of the NYS Canal Recreationway Plan and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Plan. The projects are geared towards increasing public access and use of the Canal System, adding new and improved trail linkages and enhancing tourism and economic revitalization opportunities along the 524 miles comprising the Canal system. The New York State Canal System, includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain.

As a Canal Structure Operator, during an assigned shift, you would maintain and operate canal structures and equipment to permit passage of lock and lift bridge traffic and to regulate water level and flow. In addition, you would be responsible for checking for seepage and navigational hazards and for preventing trespassing and vandalism. You would also perform activities in support of the collection of user fees. This position requires frequent interaction with the general public.

Canal operators cover a 24-hour day, seven days a week. Appointees can expect to be assigned to cover night and weekend shifts and are subject to 24 hour emergency call-outs. During the non-navigation season, appointees will perform preventative maintenance activities, work with a maintenance crew on canal pump-out projects, perform minor repairs to structures and buildings, and other tasks as assigned. ## Additional Comments * Seasonal Hours vary depending on location. Area includes Saratoga County. * ## Notes on Applying Interested seasonal candidates should submit an application via email to recruitment@canals.ny.gov.

http://www.canals.ny.gov/about/jobs/Tfiles/Employment%20Application%20Part%201%20Pre-Interview%20ADM-F034%20Mar%202018.pdf

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 provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email Accessibility@nypa.gov.

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 info@goer.ny.gov

Date Posted: 07/06/20

Applications Due: 09/01/20

Vacancy ID: 82067

Agency: Canal Corporation

Title: Canal Structure Operator (Seasonal)

Occupational Category: Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $16.59 to $16.59 Hourly

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Temporary

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 10%

Workweek: Variable

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 7 AM

To: 3 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Oneida

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12207

Name: Zak Melite

Telephone: 518-449-6032

Email Address: recruitment@canals.ny.gov

Street Address: 207 Genesee Street Suite 405

Street: 30 South Pearl Street

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