HVAC Technician

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Other
Department:: Facilties
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Aug 26, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 135782

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community

Job Description:

This is skilled maintenance work involving the responsibility for the operation, maintenance and repair of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning and plumbing* systems. Work is performed under the general direction of administrative personnel. Supervision is not normally a function of this position, however, large projects may require the supervision of Building Maintenance Mechanic (Heating and Ventilating) employees. Employees are required to report to work as needed to cover emergency situations and to participate in snow and ice control activities.


Typical work activities for incumbents in this title include those listed below in addition to those typical work activities performed by lower level titles in the series. They are indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.

  • Services, repairs, and replaces heating, ventilating, air conditioning and plumbing equipment and systems;
  • Repairs and replaces electrical controls, thermostats, relays, pumps and related equipment;
  • Investigates complaints concerning heating and ventilating and resolves them;
  • Makes emergency repairs to equipment and takes emergency action in connection with equipment failure to insure reinstatement of serviceability;
  • Installs and repairs electrical systems;
  • Installs and repairs plumbing and piping;
  • Makes recommendations in the purchase of equipment and supplies;
  • Participates in snow and ice control activities, which may include working overtime hours, reporting to work early, or reporting to work on scheduled days off, in cold and wet conditions;
  • May work from building plans, blueprints, diagrams, drawings, and manuals to plan and lay out the placement, type and proper operation of larger commercial and some smaller boilers;
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle in connection with assignments.


Thorough knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety procedures of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing* and related equipment; ability to repair and maintain heating, air conditioning and plumbing* equipment in a safe and efficient manner; ability to act quickly and efficiently in the event of a mechanical failure; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity; dependability; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Five (5) years of full-time paid work experience which primarily involved the independent performance of skilled installation, repair and maintenance of commercial, industrial or institutional heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment and related systems.


A department head may require the possession of a valid New York State Driver License at time of appointment and to maintain position.

*In those agencies where heating and ventilating units include plumbing responsibility for the agency.

Additional Information:

The Heating and Ventilating Technician position is a Civil Service competitive title, Grade 14, with the starting salary of $57,449. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position.

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit www.sunydutchess.edu/employment

Please submit resume, cover letter and professional staff application

In order to be considered for this position your will also need to complete the Examination or Employment Application (.pdf). This application is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions carefully. Further information can be found under "General Exam Info" and "Important Exam Info" under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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