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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/06/22

Applications Due05/20/22

Vacancy ID104438

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1 (Administrative Assistant Traineeship) 12634

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $41953 to $51410 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/Division of Laboratory Quality Certification

Wadsworth Center, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Current New York State employee with one year or more of
permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service as an
Administrative Assistant 1 (formerly Secretary 1); OR current
New York State employee with one year or more of permanent,
contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a position allocated to
a Grade 6 and above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1
of the Civil Service Law to Administrative Assistant Trainee 1.

*Note: Appointment may be made at either the trainee 1 or
trainee 2. A new two-year traineeship, (Administrative Assistant
Trainee 1, NS=Grade 8 starting salary $34,831 & Administrative
Assistant Trainee 2, NS=Grade 10 starting salary $38, 875)
leading to Administrative Assistant 1, Grade 11, has been
approved effective October 31, 2019. Trainees will be required
to take four mandatory courses the first year of the traineeship
and four elective courses in the second year of the traineeship in
four competency areas through the CSEA Partnership, or
equivalent offerings through another entity as determined by the
agency. Trainees having completed the mandatory coursework
prior to appointment may be eligible for appointment to the
Trainee 2 level with appropriate approvals. All trainees are
required to successfully complete all courses before advancing
to the Administrative Assistant 1, G-11.

The preferred candidate must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced office environment, have strong organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a desire to contribute to a team-oriented workplace. The preferred candidate will also have a high level of competence using the following computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook; and Adobe Pro. Experience with State procurements and knowledge of office administration including a strong attention to detail, grammar, punctuation, spelling and business communications is desired.

Duties Description The Administrative Assistant 1 will provide administrative support to the Wadsworth Center's Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program. The candidate will be responsible for reviewing and processing applications from laboratories or facilities requesting certification/licensure. Specific duties include but are not limited to providing written and verbal response to inquiries, accurate and timely data entry, processing and filing of documents, reference applicable policies and procedures and independently provide guidance to regulated parties, refer complex technical questions to appropriate staff, maintain office supply inventory, and create procurement documents.

Additional Comments "Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/AA1/12634

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/AA1/12634 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/AA1/12634, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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