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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/17/22

Applications Due05/31/22

Vacancy ID105062

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleOffice Assistant 2 - Keyboarding OA2-Kybrd EOA# 22-103

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $37507 to $46103 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 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address 5 Wilbur Road

Talent Development & Training

City Thiells


Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must currently be a permanent Office Assistant 2;
2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service Eligible List for Office Assistant 2;
• Must be Eligible for 70.1 transfer in a designated title determined by the New York State Department of Civil Service (must also be within 2 grades of targeted title). Must take a performance exam to demonstrate keyboarding skills, if you have not held an Office Assistant 1 position.
3. Qualified for Provisional Appointment to an Office Assistant 2 Keyboarding.

Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:

Must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one-year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
• Either A. as a Data Entry Machine Operator, Data Entry Machine Operator (Spanish Language), Keyboard Specialist 1, Keyboard Specialist 1 (Chinese Language), Keyboard Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), Law Department Document Specialist Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding, Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding (Chinese Language) or Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding (Spanish Language).

• Or B. in an office assistant or clerical title allocated to Grade 5 or higher.
A comprehensive list of qualifying titles is available at:
Only the titles listed are qualifying for these examinations. Service in a direct care title is not qualifying experience. Examples of non-qualifying titles are: Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Direct Support Assistant, Food Service Worker 1, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Therapy Aide, Security Services Assistant, and Youth Division Aide.
IMPORTANT: For option B above, candidates who pass the written test, prior to being considered for appointment, may be required to pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates your ability to enter text using an alpha numeric computer keyboard, at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy.

NOTE: Provisional appointments will only be considered if there are insufficient In-Title and/or Civil Service List candidates.


The Talent Development & Training Unit plays an integral role within the OPWDD framework. By providing training to employees, who provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities. The unit provides staff with the necessary training and development activities needed to perform their jobs with the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency. Talent Development & Training staff work hard towards the goal of ensuring that all OPWDD employees have the skills and supports they need to help individuals with developmental disabilities live richer lives.


The Office Assistant 2 responsibilities may include:

• Serve as SLMS Secondary administrator: set up classes, enter data, retrieving information, etc.
• Manage filing system for employee records and training documentation.
• Use Excel spreadsheets to collect and maintain training records.
• Assist Training staff in maintaining training material.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé to:

DDSOO 4 – Hudson Valley
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA # 22-103 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• As of 10/21/2021 all HVOPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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Name DDSOO Region 4 - Hudson Valley

Telephone 845-947-6000, Option 3, Option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Road

Human Resources Department

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


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