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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID152079


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1 (NY HELPS) - VID 152079

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $55093 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)* and applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position:

This title includes a traineeship opportunity and applicants will be appointed to the appropriate level** based on their experience, certification, and education.

Required experience: Administrative support experience, including use of office software (e.g., email, word processing), provision of customer service, business writing, and/or office administration.

**Administrative Assistant level requirements:
• Administrative Assistant Trainee 1 (equated to SG-08): Six months of required experience.
• Administrative Assistant Trainee 2 (equated to SG-10): One year of required experience.
• Administrative Assistant 1, SG-11: Two years of required experience OR International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Certified Administrative Professional in progress (CAP (ip)) certification OR associate degree in office administration, secretarial science, administrative assistance, paralegal, business technology, or office technology.

Applicants may also be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR are a current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 6 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Applicants must demonstrate adequate keyboarding skills by prior service in a keyboarding title OR successful completion of a performance test prior to end of their probationary period.

Duties Description Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Answer phone, route messages and callers to appropriate staff, and greet visitors.
• Coordinate mail and office supplies for Data Analytics Office (DAO).
• Coordinate and manage meetings, conferences, and scheduling for DAO staff.
• Manage office filing and establish a process for ensuring data files are secured and maintained and accessible to DAO staff.
• Provide report out from meetings to all DAO staff and other OGS business units.
• Collaborate with other OGS business units to create inter-agency meetings.
• Create and maintain office procedures for DAO.
• Coordinate completion of forms and obtain necessary approvals.
• Compile forms, files, and information for DAO staff as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments *There is no examination required for appointment to a NY HELPS position. Candidates hired before May 2024 will be appointed on a temporary basis. In May 2024, satisfactory employees will receive permanent, non-competitive appointments and will begin a probationary period.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected that NY HELPS employees will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to take an exam. Employees will then be afforded with all 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.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Human Resources/AG

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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