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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/23

Applications Due12/08/23

Vacancy ID144935

AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1 (VID 144935)

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $55093 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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? Yes

County New York

Street Address 59 Maiden Lane, 38th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10038

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 6 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Candidates must demonstrate adequate keyboarding skills by prior service in a keyboarding title OR successful completion of a Keyboard Specialist performance test.

*Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as an Administrative Assistant 1, SG-11.

Duties Description Reporting to the Director of Communications, the incumbent of this position will serve as the lead support person in the Unit while also supporting members of the External Affairs team. They will be responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of operations between Communications and all other Units within the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manage the calendars of the Directors of Communications and External Affairs 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.
• Make travel arrangements for staff in accordance with NYS Travel policy. Create and/or submit travel expense reports in NYS Statewide Financial System (SFS)
• 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 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 NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Human Resources/CC

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 a cover letter and/or resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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