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Energy Controls Specialist
Engineering, Architecture, ＆ Planning with NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
$74,773 - $76,650 per year
NYC All Boroughs
Last updated on Mar 17, 2023
DCAS’s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.
Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:
• Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
• Managing 55 public buildings.
• Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
• Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
• Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
• Leading the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.
When you work at DCAS, you’re not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It’s an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at nyc.gov/dcas to learn more about the work we do.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Facilities Management Division (“DCAS FM”) is a critical partner in contributing to the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG”) by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (“80×50”). As part of the Climate Mobilization Act (LL 97 of 2019), the City also recently set new targets to reduce emissions from City government operations by 40 percent by 2025 (“40×25”) and by 50 percent by 2030 (“50×30”). The DCAS FM Energy Team is committed to implementing energy management best practices across DCAS FM’s portfolio of 55 buildings, totaling 16M square feet, to help meet the City’s emissions reduction targets, including 40×25, 50×30, and 80×50. The Energy Team works to track overall energy usage and identify energy-saving opportunities in buildings; implement energy-efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) practices; and delivery energy efficiency retrofit projects.
DCAS FM seeks to hire an Energy Controls Specialist to serve within our Energy Team. The Energy Controls Specialist will report to the Supervisor Thermostat Repairer and will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting existing Building Management Systems (BMS), and track energy usage and cost across the 55+ portfolio of facilities operated by DCAS FM.
Specifically, the Instrumentation Specialist’s responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:
• Test, maintain and replace various types of building controls related to HVAC systems, BMS, and other building systems
• Check existing control installations to determine the nature and cause of trouble and make necessary repairs and/or adjustments
• Use pneumatic and/or electrical devices to check control installations
• Make necessary adjustments to equipment set points
• Install and repair direct digital controllers
• Work with the commissioning agent to oversee new installations
• BMS Programming and troubleshooting
(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.
2. At the time of appointment or assignment to Assignment Level III, employees may be required to possess a Federal Communications Commission license for