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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID145140

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81792 to $102189 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 NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position. Candidates must have permanent status as a Human Resources Specialist 2 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades or one M-grade of this position.

Candidates with staffing and/or classification experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Human Resources Specialist 2, Grade 23, position in the Center for Human Resources Management, Bureau of Central Office Personnel Services. The incumbent will serve as the primary personnel liaison to their assigned program areas and will participate in the analysis, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of personnel programs, policies and procedures that facilitate staffing and personnel management for administrative programs. The incumbent will independently plan, organize, conduct and coordinate their work which will include: position classification, staffing, exam planning, and the provision of technical and problem-solving assistance to managers and employees concerning personnel and related human resource issues. The incumbent will also work directly with control agency staff on issues relating to agency personnel programs. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Participate in the administration of tasks pertaining to the appointment, assignment, and evaluation of employees of assigned program areas.

Plan, research, and implement recruitment efforts. Confer with program managers on staffing needs; assists in the identification of special recruitment needs (e.g., hard to fill and specialized titles); prepare job postings or reviews postings prepared by program staff for accuracy and completeness.

Develop and/or review requests for new positions, reclassifications, minimum qualification changes, earmark releases, increased minimum hiring rates, geographic differentials, and related classification and compensation matters.

Prepare and submit classification requests with supporting justifications for assigned program areas.

Assist in the development and maintenance of the examination program in cooperation with the Department of Civil Service.

As assigned, participate in and/or serve as a coordinator for a wide variety of human resources management related special projects including attendance and leave, labor relations, performance, probation evaluations, and process improvements.

Experienced human resources professionals who have strong writing skills and staffing and/or classification experience are encouraged to apply.

Additional Comments Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Name Nicole Landry


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #145140 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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