Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/12/22
Applications Due: 05/22/22
Vacancy ID: 104717

Position Information

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleHousing Specialist 1 or Trainee 1 or Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $76387 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address Bureau of Housing and Support Services

40 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Housing Specialist 1 (SG-18):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Housing Specialist Trainee 1 (NS=SG-13):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Housing Specialist Trainee 2 (NS=SG-14):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Albany.

Duties Description The Housing Specialist 1 will report directly to a Housing Specialist 2, G-23 within the Bureau of Housing and Support Services (BHSS). The position will have coordination and oversight responsibilities with community partners including Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Continuums of Care (CoCs) and districts to ensure provision of services. The Housing Specialist 1 will assist with administration of funds to address homelessness in communities throughout New York.
Reporting to a Grade 23 of the BHSS, a Housing Specialist 1 will perform the following duties:
• Develop and manage projects that provide housing and/or services for homeless and low-income households.
• Evaluate proposals for funding; write funding evaluations and recommendations; negotiate terms and conditions of the contract; and assemble and submit contract packages for approval.
• Manage contracts by working with grantees; provide materials, documents and procedural information; review contracts, operating budgets, and service delivery plans; and assist with appropriate revisions to plans and applications.
• Monitor performance of grantees which includes conducting site visits, inspections, case file review, and program report reviews.
• Review and process payment requests in a timely manner; address contractor performance issues under the direction of supervisors.
• Assist in special projects such as collecting data, preparing training materials, maintaining databases and preparing annual or other special reports.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Comments You must be a current New York State employee to apply for this position. A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Interested candidates should send an email to with their cover letter and resume and reference posting #22-139. DO NOT REFERENCE THE VACANCY ID NUMBER.

This position meets the criteria for appointment under 55-b and 55-c of Civil Service Law.

Veterans may be entitled to additional compensation if this position is filled via a traineeship. Applicants should identify themselves as a Veteran if this applies to you.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance/Human Resources

Telephone 518-402-3991

Fax 518-474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12 B

P. O. Box 1915

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You May be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor's Executive Order No.6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact OTDA's designee for reasonable accommodation at (518) 474-7284.