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TEMP - Controls Technician

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/22
Posting End Date: 2024/07/19
Category: Building Maintenance
Sub Category: Construction Maintenance
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.


      AREA OF CONSIDERATION:         Open to all applicants (Military membership is not required; this requirement will be waived)

      POSITION TITLE:                             Controls Technician

      PAY GRADE:                                       NGA-9


      CLASS CODE:                                     95000

      SALARY RANGE:                                $27.52 hourly 

      FLSA CODE:                                         Covered

      DUTY LOCATION:                               Military Division, Idaho Air National Guard (IDARNG), 124th Security Forces Squadron, Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field-not remote

     TYPE OF POSITION:                          Military Nonclassified; Air; Army; Warrant; Enlisted; Military Waived if selected under Ann# 24-51-MW-TEMP (This is a temporary appointment. Initial appointment not to exceed 1385 hours in a rolling 12-month period. Expected duration to November 2023, may be subject to change (not to exceed 5-years). Permanent incumbent has position restoration rights under USERRA).

     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:       Not Applicable

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory QuestionsAttachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement –When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-3) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Please request waiver of military membership as applying under Announcement #24-51-MW-TEMP.

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state).Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment.(At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have a minimum of 24-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below. 
In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-10) separately.

(1) Thorough knowledge of the proper technical and safety practices relating to HVAC/R equipment, fire alarm systems, and electrical systems. 

(2) Knowledge of ASHRAE, EPA regulations, NFPA, and NEC. 

(3) Skill and ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings. Organize and develop documentation (specifications, schematics, and procedures). 

(4) Ability to safely use hand and power tools and computer interface equipment associated with controls. 

(5) Skill and ability to troubleshoot and repair complex systems such as large air conditioning and refrigeration units, compressors, pumps, electrical motors, variable speed drives and diagnose complete system problems. 

(6) Ability to program application specific controllers and ancillary devices. Setting up and programming system supervisory controllers and front-end equipment, including, but not limited to, block code and graphics. 

(7) Ability to be effective and efficient in organizing, planning and scheduling projects. Ability to write reports, use trend data to determine problems or energy management issues and communicate with personnel in the engineering field. 

(8) Ability and skill to proficiently estimate labor-hours and materials accurately for various jobs using acceptable estimating standards. 

(9) Ability to operate computers using Windows based programs, EMCS programs, and specialized programs interfacing with equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook. 

(10) Working knowledge of function, operation and servicing procedures for various HVAC equipment, including data centers, chillers, boilers, VRF systems and air handling equipment. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
d. Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                  Gloria A. Duncan
                  Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                  Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: This temporary position is assigned to Base Civil Engineering (BCE), 124 Civil Engineer Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of these positions is to provide services involving installation, recurring maintenance, evaluation, modification, monitoring, and repair on Energy Monitoring and Control Systems (EMCS), Desigo DDC network, fire alarm systems, and other computer interfaced equipment and control systems.


1. Installs, troubleshoots, maintains, calibrates, tests and repairs EMCS and control systems involving Direct Digital Control (DDC). Maintains components of EMCS that include the base computer and program, fiber optic cable and interfaces, building panels, and other components. Understands the EMCS program (currently Siemens APOGEE PPCL, Siemens Desigo) to modify without creating problems. Writes code in the EMCS to improve energy efficiency, scheduling, monitoring, and data collection. Test and adjust instruments to accommodate critical tolerances and accuracies. Develops and recommends actions necessary to eliminate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems by utilizing EMCS, control systems, and HVAC/R systems. 

2. Works with the Energy Management Officer, Facility Manager, and Engineering developing energy projects and plans to meet mandatory DOD energy guidelines. Assists in contract monitoring specifically with interfacing with CE’s DDC network. Coordinates with Civil Engineering Technical Services Center (CETSC) for energy audits, energy upgrades, utility metering upgrades, and other energy support. Generates reports on energy trends, usage, and anomalies. Maintains utility tracking datasheets. 

3. Develops and integrates effective resolutions using expert knowledge of control, HVAC/R, and EMCS systems. Serves as a lead worker when placing into service new electronic or digital control systems or when existing systems undergo major modifications. Performs operational tests and improvises procedures to remedy defects. Works on a variety of control instruments from various manufactures. Assists, prepares, and submits formal reports on EMCS equipment system condition, reliability, repairs, or modifications required. Keeps records of completed modifications, results of testing conducted, equipment condition, and repair costs. Maintains software interface with equipment and controls including DDC systems, chillers and boilers. Requires constant awareness and use of technological changes in electronic applications and theories and provides technical guidance and assistance to other skilled personnel. 

4. Interprets mechanical and electrical blueprints, engineering and architectural drawings and project specifications; recognizes standard electrical and HVAC symbols used in design; performs material take-off and prepares bill of materials; estimates labor requirements; applies knowledge of industry HVAC standards and electrical codes to prepare layouts, sketches, and technical plans. Has the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with engineers, equipment vendors, subject matter experts and fellow workers. 

5. Safely utilizes and operates tools and equipment commonly associated with HVAC/R equipment and electrical work, and computer equipment. 

6. Utilizes a broad range of computer skills including Windows based operations, Siemens Apogee program, Siemens Desigo System (CFMO), Automated Logic WebCTRL system, Integrated Engineering Management System (IEMS), and laptop and handheld computers used to interface and diagnose equipment operation. 

7. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies and serves as a role model for the Whistleblower Protection Program, EEO, security, and workplace safety practices, policies, and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace. 

8. Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Works under general supervision with direction from a State Maintenance Operations Manager and uses applicable regulations, policies and procedures for technical guidance. Work is reviewed for soundness of overall approach and effectiveness of meeting requirements. The incumbent is guided by the general policies, standards, and regulations of the Idaho Military Division (IMD), National Guard Bureau (NGB), as well as various state and federal agencies and laws.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: The incumbent works closely with military, technician, civilian, and contracted personnel of the Idaho Military Division. Incumbent may have personal contact with many individuals at all levels of government and in the private sector.

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is performed inside and outside, in inclement or icy weather, with wet and slippery surfaces and in temperature extremes. Subject to dangers from exposure to high noise levels and moving equipment. Physical efforts include climbing, stooping, standing, bending, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion. Lifts heavy equipment and components weighing up to 60 pounds and with assistance, items weighing over 100 pounds. May work irregular hours. Occasional travel may be required.

FLSA Overtime Code: C (Covered; time and one-half)
EEOC: F08 (Skilled Craft)
WCC: 9015


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.