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Mechanic (Electronics) Jobs With State Open; Starting Pay $43,484

Apply by Sept. 4; Fee is $25; Some Posts are in the City; Require Four Years of Experience; Education Can be Substituted

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New York State is accepting applications on a continuous basis for Service and Repair Mechanics (Electronics) for openings in various departments and agencies statewide for tests beginning Oct. 19. The starting salary $43,484.

Mechanics assigned to shops in the five boroughs of New York City, or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland or Westchester counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange or Putnam counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment. The application deadline is Sept. 4.

The processing fee is $25. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

Service & Repair Mechanics install, test, diagnose, maintain, service, repair, replace or otherwise work on a variety of electronic systems and equipment. Depending upon the employing agency and the 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.

Tasks may involve working with ladders, scaffolding or blueprints, and using hand, power and diagnostic tools. Mechanics may supervise and/or inspect the work of subordinate staff (which may, in a correctional facility, include inmate workers).

Minimum Qualifications

On or before the test date, applicants must have four years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment; or 2) graduation from a recognized high school technical electronics education program recognized 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.

Those applicants who expect to meet the educational requirements by June 30, 2020 can be admitted to the written test, but cannot be considered for appointment until they submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement.


Applicants must pass a written test designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as basic electronics, including electrical and electronic circuitry, schematics and wiring diagrams; use of electronic test equipment; the repair, maintenance and operating characteristics of electronic equipment and the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment used in instrumentation.

A passing score is 70 or higher. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans’ and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to a final passing score.

Complete information on the qualifications, application requirements and procedures for the post is available at

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