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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/13/22

Applications Due05/26/22

Vacancy ID104866

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleTraining Specialist Trainee* OR Training Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 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 Albany

Street Address 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service as a Training Specialist 1, Grade 18; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer** under section 52.6, 70.1, or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

General Public
Candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree or higher are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) List:
Candidates on the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.

Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) List:
On the General portion of the PCO list, currently only candidates with a score of 100 or above are reachable. These candidates have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.
NOTE: if you are a current New York State employee on a PCO eligible list for this title and not reachable, you may be eligible for transfer.**

*Successful completion of the two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a Training Specialist 1, Grade 18.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website ( to determine transfer eligibility.

Duties Description The Training Specialist 1 will be assigned to the Office of Human Resources Management’s Training Unit. Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform tasks associated with the training and development of the Department of Public Service’s employees. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
• Designing and developing curricula and training materials to address unique agency needs and requirements, by reviewing agency programs and by discussing staff and program requirements with program managers.
• Presenting training on a wide variety of topics and programs using targeted training methods, equipment, and media including web-based online learning in an e-learning software authoring tool.
• Preparing proposals for training programs utilizing funds provided for in State and employee agreements, and for Managerial/Confidential training.
• Presenting training courses by obtaining outside instructors or personally conducting courses and selecting audiovisual teaching aids.
• Preparing lesson plans for those courses conducted personally.
• Informing employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities.
• Disseminating training announcements and information concerning educational opportunities.
• Arranging for Webinars and Teleseminars on technical topics related to the Agency’s critical mission.
• Updating training manuals with the assistance of supervisors.
• Providing specific information and registration assistance for those employees who may have a direct interest in a training course.
• Maintaining web-based learning management system to track registrations, course completions, record compliance, and analyze training needs.
• Selecting employees for training courses and educational opportunities based on relevance of courses to employee’s work, budgetary restraints, and class size.

Additional Comments The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.

The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at

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Name Human Resources Management - LB


Fax 518-473-9990

Email Address


Street 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Training Specialist, posting 00112” when applying.

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