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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID151264

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssistant in Education Improvement Services (NY HELPS), Box OHE-1147/61045

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $77600 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Education Policy

Office of Student Support Services

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:
• Either 1. three years of professional experience in an education agency or organization working with elementary, middle, or secondary schools in the provision of technical assistance or in the development or implementation of educational programs or educational grants;
• Or 2. possession of New York State permanent or professional certification in classroom teaching, administration and supervision, or school service and three years of professional experience in a public school teaching common branch subjects in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6 or teaching academic subjects (English, a language other than English, mathematics, science, or social studies) in grades 7-12; or professional experience working with students in the areas of early childhood and parent education, guidance counseling, school social work, or attendance improvement/dropout presentation.
COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Education Improvement Services.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the Professional Educator Titles (Grade 26 or 28), as indicated here: http://www.nysed.gov/hr/section-701-transfer-determinations-between-professional-educator-titles-grade-22-26-and-28.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:
• Either 1. three years of professional experience in an education agency or organization working with elementary, middle, or secondary schools in the provision of technical assistance or in the development or implementation of educational programs or educational grants;
• Or 2. possession of New York State permanent or professional certification in classroom teaching, administration and supervision, or school service and three years of professional experience in a public school teaching common branch subjects in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6 or teaching academic subjects (English, a language other than English, mathematics, science, or social studies) in grades 7-12; or professional experience working with students in the areas of early childhood and parent education, guidance counseling, school social work, or attendance improvement/dropout presentation.
Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have:
Either 1. three years of professional experience in an education agency or organization working with elementary, middle, or secondary schools in the provision of technical assistance or in the development or implementation of educational programs or educational grants;
Or 2. possession of New York State permanent or professional certification in classroom teaching, administration and supervision, or school service and three years of professional experience in a public school teaching common branch subjects in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6 or teaching academic subjects (English, a language other than English, mathematics, science, or social studies) in grades 7-12; or professional experience working with students in the areas of early childhood and parent education, guidance counseling, school social work, or attendance improvement/dropout presentation.
Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Education Improvement Services when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

It is essential that candidates clearly and concisely indicate exactly how they meet the above minimum qualifications in their resume. Failure to show how you meet the minimum qualifications above may result in disqualification and removal from consideration.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Assistant in Education Improvement Services position in the Office of Student Support Services. This Office promotes student learning and wellness as well as school improvement by directing and managing programs and services designed to provide the supports necessary for children and youth to successfully fulfill their potential as students and citizens. The incumbent of this position will focus primarily on requirements and best practices related to school safety and positive school climate. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide guidance and respond to inquiries from school and district administrators and staff, other public or private agencies, professional groups or parents, verbally and in writing related to SSEC data collection, implementation of DASA, school safety and emergency planning and related initiatives;
• Conduct monitoring site visits and phone monitoring of NYS schools, and/or review site visit summary reports and recommendations;
• Review data reported by schools and districts for accuracy and completeness and follow up with school and district administrators regarding areas of concern, and develop annual reports as needed;
• Arrange and conduct internal and external meetings, conferences, or training, or workshops to support program initiatives;
• Develop and/or review guidance documents for school and district administrators and staff related to the SSEC data collection, implementation of DASA, school safety and emergency planning and related initiatives;
• Assist with managing the electronic collection of school building-level emergency response plans and district-wide safety plans, including extracting records from the Department’s institution database;
• Review grant applications and contracts related to program development plans, performance reviews, and aligned budgets;
• Serve on committees to support or advance Department initiatives;
• Assist in writing requests for proposals as well as the operation of the applications review process and qualifications of potential reviewers; and
• Perform special assignments as assigned.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent, competitive appointment or a contingent permanent non-competitive appointment. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Education Improvement Services when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require (25%) in-state/Statewide travel.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $98,252 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 7, 2024 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number OHE-1147/61045) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights 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, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

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Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address ohejobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 7, 2024 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number OHE-1147/61045) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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