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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144984

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleOffice Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) - 14690

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $49405 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 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center / Division of Genetics / Newborn Screening Program

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service as an Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) G-9, OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent- permanent, competitive service in a position allocated to a salary Grade 7 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Promotion: Current NYS Dempartment of Health employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Law Department Document Specialist Trainee 1, Law Department Document Specialist Trainee 2, Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding, Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding (Chinese Language) or Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding (Spanish Language); OR a NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an office assistant or in a clerical title allocated to Grade 6 or higher. A comprehensive list of qualifying titles is available at: ONLY the titles listed are qualifying for this examination. Examples of non-qualifying titles are: Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Direct Support Assistant, Food Service Worker 2, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Therapy Aide, Security Services Assistant, and Youth Support Assistant. Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent data entry, clerical and organizational skills; experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook; ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments.

Duties Description The Newborn Screening Program tests every child born in New York State for 50 congenital conditions with over 12 million test results reported annually. Babies are screened for a variety of diseases, some of which are not readily identified at birth. When left untreated in the first week or month of life, certain diseases can result in illness, intellectual disability, and in some cases, death. On average, over 1,000 specimens are tested daily by newborn screening staff. The timely reporting of these test results is critical, any delay in the performance and reporting of newborn screening test results will have an immediate impact on the health of affected babies, some of which may result in devastating health consequences, and possibly death for those seriously compromised. The incumbent will perform demographic data entry for specimens received for testing at the Wadsworth Center, Newborn Screening Program located in the David Axelrod Institute (DAI) at 120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. There is free onsite parking. Responsibilities include: perform patient demographic data entry, document telephone interactions with providers, prepare and process various reports, letters, correspondence and documentation. Telecommuting may be considered after the training period and can be discussed during the interview.

Additional Comments This position is located at the David Axelrod Institute and includes free parking.

A Passing score on typing test is required before a job offer to this title can be approved. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility. Permanent, full time. If three or fewer New York State Department of Health promotional candidates respond to this notice, the agency may, at its discretion, nominate a qualified employee for non-competitive promotion under the provisions of Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law. Employees must have one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a qualifying title shown on the full title listing here: If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/OA2KB/14690

Telephone 5184861812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/OA2KB/14690 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/OA2KB/14690, 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. Resumes will be accepted until December 13, 2023.

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