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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/16/22

Applications Due05/31/22

Vacancy ID104913

AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1 (Multiple Positions)

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 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address W.A. Harriman State Campus, Building 9

City Albany


Zip Code12227

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 known as 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 SG-09 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 as appropriate of the Civil Service Law. Completion of all required mandatory and elective coursework for the Administrative Assistant traineeship is required for appointment to the full performance, SG-11 level.

Duties Description Reporting to a Director of either the Administration Unit, Clinical Unit, External Affairs Unit or the Economic Development & Equity Unit, the incumbents of these positions will serve as the lead support person in the Unit, responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of operations between their respective Unit and all other Units within the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manage the office calendar and the Director’s daily schedule by independently scheduling, confirming, and canceling meetings and appointments with staff, agency program managers and business units, and all other parties. Ensure schedules are up to date and reliable.
• Receive and review all incoming and outgoing forms, correspondence for accuracy and completeness.
• Develop office document templates including formats for letters, memoranda, facsimiles, and travel itineraries, etc.
• Contact external customers (Contractors, Vendors), client agencies and consultant field staff reviewing and securing required reporting forms and monthly reports.
• Input all forms and correspondence and distribute to appropriate staff and program areas.
• Produce and edit correspondence and documentation for the Director’s review and signature.
• Coordinate the collection of data necessary to respond to inquiries from the Executive Chamber, the State Attorney General’s office, Office of the State Inspector General, Office of the State Comptroller, State Division of the Budget, and other public and private entities.
• Screen visitors and telephone calls for appropriate routing.
• Respond to questions, research problems, and determine resolution; communicate and interpret agency policy and procedures; refer more difficult calls to appropriate staff; follow-up when necessary.
• Generate technical reports on a regular basis.

Additional Comments Work location and telecommuting opportunities to be discussed at interview. All Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.

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

Name Human Resources/CW

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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