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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Facilities Management

Budget Title: Lead Programmer/Analyst

Local Title: Building Automation Systems Programmer

Posting Date: August 17, 2022

Classification: SL-3

Duties: The Building Automation Systems Programmer is responsible for installing, programming, testing, calibrating, operating, and performing the repair of control systems along with their related software, hardware, and equipment. These systems include energy management systems, air handler controls, building heating and cooling controls, boiler control systems, chiller control systems, domestic water systems, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and plant monitoring instruments. They will provide supervision over the Instrumentation and Controls and Ventilation Shops.

The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class.

Maintain and optimize all Building Management Systems on a daily basis

Program control systems using appropriate system program language for proper sequences of operations and operating schedules. Schedule campus events for HVAC in accordance with SUNY New Paltz software (currently AdAstra).

Maintain operator work stations (OWS) including creating/updating graphics, maintaining a point database, and maintaining communications infrastructure

Maintain campus lighting controls systems such as Crestron and Watt Stopper.

Provide daily supervision of the Instrumentation and Controls Shop and the Ventilation Shop. Utilize TMA work order system to generate and track work and set up preventive maintenance tasks.

Diagnose and resolve technical problems related to control and monitoring systems and perform needed repairs.

Assist with the startup and commissioning of all HVAC systems during new construction and renovation projects.

Read and modify where necessary appropriate system blueprints and schematics. Maintain ongoing project as-built documentation.

Maintains appropriate logs and records of systems operations. Keep complete records on all commissioning information.

Coordinate and interact with other shop supervisors to complete work orders and projects on a regular basis.

Attend departmental meetings. As directed, assist Design and Construction with project work, assisting contractors, etc.

Maintains instruments such as control valves, flow meters, dampers, temperature and pressure sensors, etc.

Ability to design and build out control cabinets

Take training courses related to field as directed, ability to train facilities operations staff

Performs other miscellaneous duties as needed.

Qualifications: Required:

Associates Degree in Engineering Technology, Computer Science or related field

Minimum of five years of “Fortran”, “BASIC “, “Ladder Logic” or “Function Blocks” programming of PLC’s at a large industrial/commercial setting (10 Buildings or more)

Minimum of five years BACnet communications

Strong working knowledge in mechanical and electrical systems such as boilers, pumps, chillers, HVAC, generators and lighting systems

Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience at the discretion of the College

Advanced abilities in use of a PC, PLC’s and application software

General knowledge of digital control concepts such as analog and digital inputs and outputs, sequences of operations, point addressable devices, closed loop and supervisory feedback systems, device programming, BACnet and BACnet MSTP communications, and computer networking

General skill in analyzing control system malfunctions and determining appropriate repairs. This includes troubleshooting system controller boards, field devices, sensor wiring, control wiring, general input and output wiring, and network/communications wiring.

Skill in the use of technicians' tools such as electric meters, calibration devices, electronic testers, etc.

Knowledge of general methods of electrical equipment installation


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mechatronics

Minimum of five years of programming in Siemens Power Process Control Language (PPCL)

Minimum of five years of programming in Automated Logic’s “EIKON”

Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications

Good working knowledge of environmental and sustainability practices

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including written, oral and presentation skills

Excellent problem solving and customer service skills

Strong supervisory skillset

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply by visiting

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at

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