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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Steam Fitter - 18213

Civil Service Title:

Steam Fitter




Division of School Facilities

Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Posting End Date:

This position is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to current NYC employees with permanent NYC civil service status as Steam Fitter or current NYC employees who are permanent in an equivalent title that is eligible for transfer under 6.1.9 to Steam Fitter or candidates who have taken the most recent Steam Fitter civil service examination. This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.


 Position Summary: The Steamfitter works within the Division of School Facilities (DSF) of the Department of Education (DOE) to ensure a safe and clean environment for all students of the New York City public school system. Incumbent provides proper placement and alignment or pipe systems according to blueprints and instructions; assembles and repairs pipe systems of various shapes, sizes and pressures; performs work relating to installing, maintaining and repairing piping, controls and equipment for heating systems, compressed air systems, refrigerating systems, air conditioning systems, steam, and hot water systems, fire suppression systems, cooling systems and, sprinkler systems. Incumbent is instrumental in standard and escalated emergency response as it relates to their scope of responsibility—ensuring the safety of students, faculty, and administration within NYC Schools. Performs related work.


Reports to:  Supervisor of Mechanic


Direct Reports:  N/A


Key Relationships:  Relationships will be fostered with other DSF management and skilled trade staff.




  • Responds to emergencies as assigned; installs, maintains, and repairs piping, controls, and equipment for heating systems, compressed air systems, refrigerating systems, air conditioning systems, steam, and hot water systems, fire suppression systems, cooling systems, and sprinkler systems.
  • Installs boilers, feedwater, vacuum, and condensate equipment, fuel oil piping, and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Lays out work from plans, specifications, and sketches.
  • May work with welding and brazing equipment.
  • Supervises the work of Steam Fitter's Helpers.


Qualification Requirements:




  1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 15 years as a Steam Fitter; or
  2. Not less than two and one-half years of such experience acquired within the last 10 years plus sufficient full-time experience as a helper or apprentice to make up a total of five years of acceptable experience. Six months of experience will be credited for each year of apprenticeship or helper experience or for each year of completed approved trade or vocational school training in the steam fitting field.


License Requirement


For appointment to certain agencies, candidates must possess a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. The license must be maintained for the duration of employment.



Salary: $385.00 Day Rate


(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.

New York City Residency is NOT Required *

We encourage all applicants from the New York City tri-state area to apply.


DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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