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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/18/24

Vacancy ID152043

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 3 (Programming) (NY HELPS), Box PIMS-703/51795

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

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 0%

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 Performance Improvement and Management Services

Information Technology Services Office

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 ONE of the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

1. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field including or supplemented by 15 semester credit hours in computer science with at least 9 semester credit hours in programming languages AND two years of experience in computer programming*; OR

2. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field AND three years of experience in computer programming; OR

3. an associate degree with 15 semester credit hours in programming languages AND four years of experience in computer programming; OR

4. five years of experience in computer programming.

*Computer programming experience must have involved the planning, configuration, testing, implementation, and/or management of the systems environment that supports the organizations information technology architecture and business needs. This could be a mainframe or network-based server environment where the server supports databases, data communications, web sites, applications servers, etc. The primary distinctive characteristic of computer systems programming when compared to applications programming is that applications programming produces software which provides services to the user, whereas systems programming produces software which provides services to the computer hardware (e.g., operating systems, disk defragmenter) and requires a greater degree of hardware awareness. Computer systems programming experience does not qualify.

PROMOTION: Current NYSED State employees must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Information Technology Specialist 2, Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming), or Supervising Computer Operator.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Information Technology Specialist 3 (Programming).

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 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-21 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm

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 one of the following minimum qualifications:

1. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field including or supplemented by 15 semester credit hours in computer science with at least 9 semester credit hours in programming languages AND two years of experience in computer programming;

Or 2. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field AND three years of experience in computer programming;

Or 3. an associate degree with 15 semester credit hours in programming languages AND four years of experience in computer programming;

Or 4. five years of experience in computer programming.

*Computer programming experience must have involved the planning, configuration, testing, implementation, and/or management of the systems environment that supports the organizations information technology architecture and business needs. This could be a mainframe or network-based server environment where the server supports databases, data communications, web sites, applications servers, etc. The primary distinctive characteristic of computer systems programming when compared to applications programming is that applications programming produces software which provides services to the user, whereas systems programming produces software which provides services to the computer hardware (e.g., operating systems, disk defragmenter) and requires a greater degree of hardware awareness. Computer systems programming experience does not qualify.

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 meet ONE of the following qualifications:

1. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field including or supplemented by 15 semester credit hours in computer science with at least 9 semester credit hours in programming languages AND two years of experience in computer programming*; OR

2. a bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field AND three years of experience in computer programming*; OR

3. an associate degree with 15 semester credit hours in programming languages AND four years of experience in computer programming*; OR

4. five years of experience in computer programming*, OR

5. Be a current New York State SED employee must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Information Technology Specialist 2, Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming), or Supervising Computer Operator.

*Computer programming experience must have involved the planning, configuration, testing, implementation, and/or management of the systems environment that supports the organizations information technology architecture and business needs. This could be a mainframe or network-based server environment where the server supports databases, data communications, web sites, applications servers, etc. The primary distinctive characteristic of computer systems programming when compared to applications programming is that applications programming produces software which provides services to the user, whereas systems programming produces software which provides services to the computer hardware (e.g., operating systems, disk defragmenter) and requires a greater degree of hardware awareness. Computer systems programming experience does not qualify.

Provisional candidates must take the examination for Information Technology Specialist 3 (Programming) when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference may be given to candidates who have:

• 2+ years’ experience in two or more of the following:
o Java
o Oracle
o Java Script
o HTML
o Struts
o Git, Bitbucket, Jira
• 1+ years’ experience in one or more of the following:
o Supervisory experience
o Team Lead experience

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Information Technology Services is seeking an applicant for the position of Information Technology Specialist (ITS) 3 (Programming). Under the supervision of an ITS 4 (Programming), the incumbent of this position will support The Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision. Duties of this position will include but not be limited to:
• Serve as technical developer for the TEACH system (OT and OSPRA offices), which will require knowledge of Java/Oracle;
• Manage the technical intake and tracking of improvements, requested features, and bugs for the assigned applications over a variety of programming languages including Java, JavaScript, and SQL;
• Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and implement complex business solutions using development skills in Java, JavaScript and/or SQL;
• Maintain EVTA, credit card processing, with an external vendor to handle upgrades, troubleshoot issues and assure that BPSS remains PCI compliant;
• Collaborate with program office and IT staff to determine, understand, and implement business requirements for complex web applications;
• Ensure all code has written integration and unit tests and is tested thoroughly prior to deployment;
• Ensure all code written by developers and/or subordinates goes through peer review via pull requests using Git;
• Ensure applications and subordinates are using the appropriate tools for application development, including Git, JIRA, Confluence documentation, and continuous delivery as defined by the Enterprise Architecture Committee;
• Develop technical, supervisory, and leadership skills for self and subordinates;

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This will be a permanent competitive appointment, a permanent non-competitive appointment, or a temporary provisional 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 Information Technology Specialist 3 (Programming) 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. Verification of education and experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $103,350 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 18, 2024 to omsjobs@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 (PIMS-703/51795) 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 5184745215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address omsjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street New York State 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 18, 2024 to omsjobs@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 (PIMS-703/51795) 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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