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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145590

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleWorkforce Programs Specialist 3 - Hicksville

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

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? Yes

County Nassau

Street Address 301 West Old Country Road

City Hicksville


Zip Code11801


If Civil Service Eligible list(s) exist, they will be canvassed. You may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.

Reassignment Qualifications:
Current Department of Labor employees only, with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a/an Workforce Programs Specialist 3; if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current Workforce Programs Specialist 3 eligible list for this location, if one exists.

52.6 Transfer Qualifications:
One year of permanent or contingent-permanent as a Grade 21 or higher determined to be administrative by Civil Service.

70.1 Transfer Qualifications:
One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in the following titles may qualify for transfer pursuant to Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law:

Associate Employment Services Representative – Grade 23
Senior Employment Counselor – Grade 22

Note: For all transfers noted, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at .

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the general direction of a Workforce Programs Manager 1 or 2, the Workforce Programs Specialist 3 in the Division of Employment Workforce Solutions (DEWS) will do the following:
• Workforce Programs Specialist 3s will supervise and train Workforce Programs Specialist 1s, Workforce Programs Specialist 2s, and support staff.
• Workforce Programs Specialist 3s also participate in the development, implementation, and management of performance based and cost-reimbursement based contract documents; conduct monitoring, provide technical assistance and guidance to contract administrators/program operators, etc. including those receiving funding; prepare and assist in the preparation of technical advisories, commissioner letters, program policy releases, bulletins, and memos regarding both employment and training, regulations, guidelines and Federal and State mandates.
• Workforce Programs Specialist 3s also work with grant recipients and agency staff on changes in procedures or requirements; attend and serve on various intra and interagency advisory and task forces addressing the interpretation of procedural and policy issues relating to workforce employment and training programs; conduct presentations, represent the Department at job fairs, and markets various program activities; develop operating procedures for grant/contract program implementation; review, monitor, and evaluate Federal and State workforce employment and training programs to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, rules, regulations, and policies and work with systems staff to develop and implement databases for the purpose of providing management reports and to facilitate the collection of data to be used to evaluate services and prepare reports.

Additional Comments Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or out-stationed assignments.

Candidate MAY be allowed to telecommute up to 4 days per pay period dependent upon operational needs.

The travel requirement for this position will be 50% or more.

Additional location pay is available for the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, NYC-Manhattan, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam.

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

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

Name Robert Stager

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street State Office Campus

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by December 20th, 2023 and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240. You must include, Vacancy ID 145590, Workforce Programs Specialist 3 – Hicksville in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12240 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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