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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/11/24

Vacancy ID151988


AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1 /Trainee 1/Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Human Resources - Employee Relations Bureau

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*
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 as follows:
Trainee 1 Level: A bachelor’s or higher degree
Your degree must have been awarded by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. This information can be found at Candidates are responsible for the evaluation fee.

Trainee 2 Level: you must also have Either 1. One year of professional human resources experience OR 2. A Juris Doctor, master’s or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled, **

Full Performance level: you must also have Either 1. Two years of processional human resources experience OR 2. A Juris Doctor, master’s or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled ** AND one year of professional human resources experience.

**Hiring agencies have discretion in determining whether a degree is related to the duties of the position.
Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Under the direction and guidance of higher-level labor relations staff, the incumbent will assist in the administration of the Employee Relations program. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Interpret terms of negotiated contracts to various agency personnel to ensure uniform understanding.
• Monitor the timely processing of grievances in accordance with established guidelines.
• Conduct investigation and factual data gathering for grievance and disciplinary matters and submit recommendations as appropriate.
• Draft disciplinary charges, conduct agency level hearings and write decisions.
• Interview employees and supervisors to assist in discipline and grievance investigation.
• May hear formal grievances and conduct disciplinary meetings summarizing the pertinent data and recommending solutions to management.
• Receive notices from the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning changes in driver’s license status and convey that information to the appropriate manager for their attention; search and update the Department’s LENS (License Event Notification System) database.
• May assist in implementing the OTETA program and ensure federal regulations are followed, including maintaining records; arranging for testing as appropriate; communicating with third party administrator, substance abuse professionals, managers, and employees; and resolving questions arising from the program.

Travel is required.

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments *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.

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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Name Wendy Gill



Email Address


Street 50 Wolf Road

Personnel Bureau

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number MO-24-096 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 11, 2024.

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