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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/01/22

Applications Due05/27/22

Vacancy ID102111

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleImmigrant Workers Specialist 3 - Buffalo

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade662

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $91365 to $115490 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 290 Main Street

City Buffalo


Zip Code14202


A bachelor’s degree and five years of experience providing assistance, direction or support to improve, protect, and preserve the rights of workers and/or immigrants, or assisting clients in understanding and participating in public or private programs. The experience must include involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities. Two years of the experience must include supervision of professional staff.
NOTE: a master’s degree or law degree may substitute for one year of experience.

• Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing.
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

The Immigrant Workers Specialist 3 in the Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs will perform the following duties not limited to:

• Assists in the oversight of all activities of the Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs:
o Assists in establishing statewide policies, standards, and controls for effective utilization of staff.
o Continuously evaluates Division policies, procedures, and programs and recommends or initiates changes and improvements.
o Reviews and evaluates proposed and pending legislation pertaining to Division programs, services and operations.
o Evaluates Division programs to assess timeliness and accuracy of service delivery, customer satisfaction and adherence to State and federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Develops information awareness campaigns targeted to existing and emerging immigrant populations.
• Develops and implements policy initiatives and programmatic priorities related to immigrant worker issues, which include conducting research, developing implementation strategies, providing oversight, and offering recommendations to resolve issues.
• Manages and completes on-going special projects, programs, and high-profile assignments related to the Governor’s or Commissioner’s initiatives on immigrant worker issues.
• Recommends necessary policy, procedural, or legislative changes to support the needs of the Division.
• Oversees Division expenditures in accordance with operating needs and budget allotments.
• Plans, organizes, develops, and expands the outreach and enforcement mission and functions of the Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs.
• Testifies at administrative or legislative hearings related to immigrant worker issues, programs, and services.
• Represents the Division on intergovernmental boards and committees with the public and other agencies.
• Responds to requests for information on behalf of the Division; and may serve as the Department’s representative at State, regional, and national conventions on immigrant worker issues.
• Oversees the activities of Division staff to ensure the services, programs, and protections offered by DOL are available to immigrant workers.
o Oversees staff recruitment and selection.
o Conducts staff training and development activities.
o Manages the assignment and reassignment of staff.
o Evaluates staff performance to ensure conformance with program guidelines and mission.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

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Name Eric LaPan

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street State Office Campus

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #102111 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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