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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/23

Applications Due12/11/23

Vacancy ID145088

AgencyHigher Education Services Corporation

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81792 to $102189 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


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 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications Applicants must be reachable on the current NYS eligible list or be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the New York State Civil Service Law.

Duties Description 1. Performs the full range of supervisory duties for Human Resources Specialists, trainees and/or administrative support employees engaged in activities relating to recruiting, developing, and maintaining an adequate and competent work force. Supervises staff in a manner that best utilizes and develops their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Performs all supervisory duties including training, evaluating, and coaching staff, provides regular feedback on day-to-day activities; reviews leave requests, etc.
2. Ensures compliance with HESC policies and procedures, negotiated agreements, Civil Service Law, rules and regulations, and other Human Resources laws that govern employment and employee actions. Interprets and applies negotiated agreements in the resolution of workplace issues. Maintains confidentiality for all HR related issues.
3. Under the direction of the Director of HR and/or the Associate Director, oversees HESC’s Reasonable Accommodation and Religious Accommodation (Reasonable Accommodation) Policies and Procedures. Maintains familiarity with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws and/or Executive Orders.
4. Under the direction of the Director of HR and/or the Associate Director, oversees HESC’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) liaison and work with Civil Service’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Management. Manages and participates in identification, development and/or implementation of processes and activities that support diversity and inclusion. Participates in interviews and the hiring process and reviews final selections from an EEO perspective. May assist with the review of selection factors and interview questions from a D&I perspective. Oversees coordination of D&I activities on behalf of HESC.
5. Coordinates the administration of payroll and benefits activities including personnel transactions, activities associated with onboarding and offboarding staff, managing probations and leaves, employee performance evaluation program(s), and liaison activities with the Business Services Center (BSC) and other oversight/control agencies.
6. Oversees staff engaged in recruitment and classification activities for the agency including temporary and permanent hires/positions. Reviews organizational relationships, changing programs and organizational structure and analyzes data to develop and provide appropriate recommendations. Prepares more complex classification requests and justifications and confers with agency staff regarding recruitment and classification requests.
7. Provides guidance to program managers and supervisors in the development, implementation and documentation of employee coaching and counseling. Plans, develops, and assists in the direction of HESC’s labor relations program. Provides expert advice and assistance to program managers and supervisors regarding disciplinary matters. May represent the agency in grievances, agency level negotiations and participates in labor management committees.
8. Provides assistance and guidance to program managers on a variety of human resources, labor relations and civil service issues. Supervises and assists in the resolution of issues involving union contracts, grievances, and disciplinary matters.
9. Works with agency program managers to identify staff development and training needs. Explores short and long-range training needs and initiates action to obtain needed training resources. Oversees the administration and completion of annual mandatory training requirements. Plans, organizes, schedules and coordinates training programs and may personally conduct training for the agency.
10. Confers with HESC program managers and the Department of Civil Service representatives on staffing and examination schedules, and existing and anticipated staffing requirements. As needed, assists the Department of Civil Service with preparing or reviewing examination materials and related information.
11. Confers with program managers, agency executives, employees, oversight agencies (such as Civil Service, GOER, DOB), BSC, union representatives and, at times, arbitrators, or hearing officers.
12. Oversees the administration of various employee services programs.
13. Assists in the development and implementation of new program initiatives and special projects. Assists program managers with organizational planning, staff-development, succession planning, telecommuting, and employee retention. Assists with gathering background and factual data for grievances, hearings, staffing and classification and other HR related matters.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Name Higher Education Services Corporation

Telephone 5184747556


Email Address


Street 99 Washington Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12210


Notes on ApplyingPlease send resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Human Resources Specialist 2”

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