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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/04/24

Vacancy ID151431


AgencyState, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 2, Albany - Vacancy ID# 151431

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 5%

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 Albany

Street Address One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12231

Minimum Qualifications 70.1 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55 B/C service allocated to a Grade 21 or higher eligible for transfer and determined to be similar by Civil Service.

One year of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55 B/C service allocated to a Grade 21 or higher eligible for transfer and determined to be administrative by Civil Service.

For transfers, a list of approved titles is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at The GOT-IT site will inform you if your title requires special qualifications for 52.6 or 70.1 transfer as detailed above.

Based on the results of the canvass of the current eligible list for the Human Resources Specialist 2 the Department may elect to make a provisional appointment to this position rather than a permanent appointment. If a provisional appointment is made, the appointed candidate will be required to compete in the next holding of the Human Resources Specialist 2 exam and be reachable for appointment from the newly established eligible list.
The minimum qualifications for Provisional appointment are:

One year of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55 B/C service as a Human Resources Specialist 1, or Human Resources Specialist 1 (Labor Relations).

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 DUTIES:
The Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources Management is responsible for a full range of human resources management activities in support of a diverse mix of statewide programs. Successful candidates must work effectively as part of a team in addressing human resource management issues.

The Human Resources Specialist 2 duties in the Bureau of Human Resources Management will include but are not limited to the following:
• Participate in the examination and development process with control agencies and other department staff, as needed.
• Work with Divisions to provide assistance concerning appointments, promotions, and transfers.
• Prepare classification requests while working with Civil Service and Division staff as needed.
• Train, evaluate, mentor, supervise, and lead staff to provide guidance and support regarding recruitment, classification, and examination requests.
• Prepare routine HR reports and correspondence with Executive, Division Managers, Customers, etc.
• Complete/review position recruitment process including but not limited to preparing and posting job vacancies, reviewing applicant results and determining edibility, canvass appropriate eligible lists, and review hiring packets.
• Work with Divisions to identify staffing needs and solutions for hard-to-fill positions.
• Participate in other special projects, as assigned.

Additional Comments The Department of State is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable and religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send a request to

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: The Department of State employees may be approved for a maximum of 50% telecommuting, however, they are required to apply and obtain approval through management in accordance with The Department of State Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Cherise Watson

Telephone 518-474-2752

Fax 518-402-3656

Email Address


Street 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231


Notes on ApplyingIf you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications above, email your cover letter, resume, and New York State Part 1 Application ( to Please include Title, Location and Vacancy ID # you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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