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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145404

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleAdministrative Specialist 1 (SG-18), Trainee 2 (SG-14), Trainee 1 (SG-13)

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $85374 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for appointment, candidates must be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law OR be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.

Candidates must have permanent status as an Administrative Specialist 1, Grade 18, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law into the Administrative Specialist 1 or Administrative Specialist Trainee level.

Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law AND possess a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered. Please provide a copy of your eligibility letter with your response.

Candidates with a score of 100 or higher on the current 2023 PCO or PATT eligible list who are interested in this vacancy are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Candidate:
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who possesses sound judgement and can work well both independently and as part of a team. To meet time-sensitive deadlines, they must be able to multi-task with the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily work as well as manage long-term projects.
Demonstrated skill in working in a fast-paced environment is essential, as is attention to detail and forecasting (recognizing downstream impacts).
The position requires confidentially in handling requests and sensitive information.
In addition, the candidate must be highly computer proficient in the following: Word, Excel (including data sorting and analysis), PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint and the Adobe software product suite including form creation and editing.

Duties Description The Administrative Specialist 1 will be part of the Canal Corporation’s Administrative Services Team which includes Business Services and Enterprise Services & Policies. They will support the Corporation’s daily business operations, as well as the day-to-day management of the Albany Headquarters.
Required duties:
Coordinate with subject matter experts to create, update, and/or proofread official documents, including policies and procedures, for grammatical cohesiveness, accuracy, clarity, and spelling.
Review policies and procedures, in accordance with NYPA Internal Business Controls, to update as appropriate in a Shared Services governance model. Work with key stakeholders within Canals for necessary signoffs, and ensure documentation is properly recorded for audit purposes.
Facilitate information flow and approval of documents among Canals Section employees and the Management Team.
Develop and maintain office procedure manuals.
Develop and maintain Corporation forms using the Adobe suite of products.
Liaise with Technical Services and NYPA Information Technology to ensure the Corporation Intranet is updated and current with documentation and information.
Communicate professionally and effectively with internal/external stakeholders both verbally and in written format.
Monitor, manage, and generate responses for the Canals administrative mailbox, which is the point of contact for administrative inquiries, as well as the collection of administrative information. Occasional development of reports from the information gathered from this mailbox.
Coordinate with Human Resources to process incoming approved Reasonable Accommodation requests concerning equipment, clothing allowances or boot reimbursements.
Serve as point of contact to address day-to-day operational issues with the landlord for Albany facility needs.
Assist with general office activities including office supply inventory, office seating management, building parking and access, and coordinate rental/pool vehicle usage and assignment of correspondence.
Assist Accounts Payable as needed on vendor inquiries, P-Cards, Travel Cards, and invoice processing.
Participate in meetings and prepare meeting materials as needed.
Set up and manage paper and electronic filing systems.
Oversee and process incoming and outgoing mail. Review incoming correspondence and route to respective Business Unit or Subject Matter Expert (SME) for follow-up.
Track and report on key administrative activities to the Manager of Administrative Services. Schedule and arrange meetings in coordination with calendars of the Manager, Administrative Services and the Manager, Business Services.
Perform other tasks as needed in support of administrative activities for the Albany Headquarters and the Corporation

Additional Comments The New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the 524-mile waterway for boating, recreation, tourism and agriculture. The New York State Canal System includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System extends over 524 miles and plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship.

For more information on The New York State Canal Corporation’s mission, values and opportunities, please visit

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

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


Telephone 518-449-6003


Email Address


Street 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume by December 20, 2023, to Please include the position title (Administrative Specialist 1) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ARE PREFERRED.

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