Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/27/23
Applications Due: 12/31/23
Vacancy ID: 144876

Position Information


AgencyFinancial Services, Department of

TitleProgram Outreach Specialist 2, SG-23

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County New York

Street Address NYC: One State St

ALB: One Commerce Plaza

City New York


Zip Code10004

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Appointment method:
List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for 26-367.
Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Information regarding transfer eligibility may be available on the Civil Service Career Mobility Office website at

Please Note that under Civil Service Law, an employee cannot have two consecutive upward 70.1 or 52.6 transfers without an intervening eligible list appointment if such transfers would exceed two salary grades.

Duties Description The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) seeks to build an equitable, transparent, and resilient financial system that benefits individuals and supports business. Through engagement, data-driven regulation and policy, and operational excellence, the Department and its employees are responsible for empowering consumers and protecting them from financial harm; ensuring the health of the entities we regulate; driving economic growth in New York through responsible innovation; and preserving the stability of the global financial system.
The Department of Financial Services is seeking applicants for a role in its Innovation Policy Unit, housed in the Division of Research and Innovation. This position represents a chance to tackle cutting-edge policy issues in financial services in New York, including those related to fintech, insurtech, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning by the industry.

The Innovation Policy Unit is charged with performing qualitative and quantitative research to inform DFS decision-making and influence internal and external stakeholders; conducting policy reviews of innovation topics; maintaining best practices for policy review and development; managing an external engagement program with innovators; and hosting and attending innovation-related outreach events. The Program Outreach Specialist 2 will lead projects focused on stakeholder engagement and outreach events for the Innovation Policy Unit, and Department wide.
The position entails drafting, editing, and disseminating written materials; and developing content concerning the programs and activities of the Innovation Policy Unit for a variety of internal and external mediums. The position will also be responsible for tracking external engagement with market participants and other regulators. The Program Outreach Specialist 2 will help design and run public and internal events.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Designs and develops conferences and workshops and to secure participation from target stakeholders;
• Manages the DFS Exchange program;
• Tracks ongoing stakeholder participation;
• Prepares briefing materials and supports the Deputy Superintendent for Innovation Policy in external engagement;
• Develops and disseminates training curricula, informational materials, and publicity materials, for various audiences, to publicize programs and induce participation;
• Designs reporting and data collection instruments for reporting on outreach and events;
• Assists in DFS website copy and edits;
• Supports the creation of press-facing materials, where needed; and
• May supervise lower level staff.

Additional Comments Positions located within the New York City metropolitan area, as well as Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester Counties, are also eligible to receive an additional $3,087 annual downstate adjustment.

Please note that a change in negotiating unit may affect your salary, insurance and other benefits.

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

Contact Information

Name Ryan Taratus


Fax (518) 402-5071

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza, Suite 301

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12257


Notes on ApplyingTo Apply: Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest no later than December 31, 2023 to the email address listed below. Please include the Box # (Box POS09150) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.
Ryan Taratus
Box POS09150 New York State Department of Financial Services Office of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza, Suite 301
Albany, NY 12257
Fax: (518) 402-5071

All candidates that apply may not be scheduled for an interview

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Financial Services is required to provide reasonable accommodation for known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability if an accommodation would enable the applicant to perform the essential functions of the job. If the accommodation would constitute an undue hardship on the operations of the agency, the agency is not required to provide it.
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 Office of Employee Relations at (518) 473-3130 or via email at