Job Details

Job Title: Instrumentation Specialist 1 - New York, NY

Posted on January 17, 2018

Employer: Department of Environment Protection

Job Description:
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. We deliver 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water per day to 8.5 million New York City residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and we collect and treat an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of New York City. This includes wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.

Under general supervision, the selected candidate would perform work in the following tasks: assisting with and making periodic inspections of instrumentation metering equipment and performing routine preventive maintenance on wastewater instrumentation systems; installing, repairing, maintaining, calibrating and troubleshooting various PLC (programmable logic controller) controls; dismantling and reassembling equipment for in-place or shop corrective maintenance; Installing and setting-up wastewater instruments; adjusting and servicing of electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, telemetric instrumentation, controls and communications equipment in the Wastewater Treatment facilities; performing other such duties as it?s related to instrumentation.

Minimum Qual Requirements:
(1) An associate degree in electrical construction and instrumentation, electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, electromechanical engineering technology, or electronic engineering technology from a college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), AND one year of full-time satisfactory experience within the last ten years in the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic instrumentation and control systems, including microprocessors, and electrical and pneumatic instrumentation and control systems; or
(2) Graduation from a trade, technical or vocational school approved by a State?s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization with a major course of study in electrical, electronic, electromechanical or mechanical technology AND three years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above; or
(3) A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State?s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization AND four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above.

College education leading to a degree in one of the areas of study described in "1" above may be substituted only in "2" or "3" above for a maximum of three years of experience at the rate of 30 semester credits for one year of full-time satisfactory experience.

Driver License Requirement: By the time you are appointed to this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. If you have moving violations, license suspension(s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
1. To be assigned to Assignment Level II candidates must, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements noted above, possess an additional one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above, for a total of five years of experience.
2. To be assigned to Assignment Level III candidates must, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements noted above, possess an additional two years of full time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above, for a total of six years of experience.

License Requirement:
2. At the time of appointment or assignment to Assignment Level III, employees may be required to possess a Federal Communications Commission license for
radio repairs.

Additional Information:
Appointments are subject to OMB approval.

For additional information about DEP, visit

DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

35 hours per week / day

Work Location:

Residency Requirement:
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Contact Person:
Location: New York, NY
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

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