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Department: FM&D
Local Title: Electrician
Budget Title: Trades Specialist (Electrician)
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Maintenance & Skilled Trades


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Facilities Management and Development at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Trades Specialist (Electrician). The successful candidate will:

  • Use the tools of the electrical trade including standard hand tools, portable power tools, and shop equipment.
  • Measure and test instruments including, but not limited to, ammeters, wattmeters, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, and test lamps. 
  • Have working knowledge of:
    • Practices and techniques of the electrical trade.
    • Mathematics of the electrical trade.
    • Applicable standards and electrical code regulations.
    • Operation and repair of digital timing devices used in traffic control signal systems.
    • Rules and regulations of the facility governing the activities of persons for whom the State has custody or responsibility under the supervision of an Electrician.
  • Basic knowledge of electronic theory and practice as applied to the electrical trades.
  • Ability to use the tools, equipment, and materials of the electrical trade.
  • Ability to train and supervise others.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a New York State two-year Electrician Traineeship or New York State two-year electrician training program;
    • OR successful completion of any equivalent electrical two-year training or apprenticeship program;
    • OR 4+ years of full-time experience in the electrical trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program*, or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services

(* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training)

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 7:30am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

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, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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