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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152206


AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleHuman Resource Specialist 1/Trainee1/Trainee 2 (NYS HELPS

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Empire State Plaza

Swan Street Building, Core 4, First Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12220

Minimum Qualifications NYS HELPS:

Trainee 1 (equated to Salary Grade 13)*

- A bachelor’s degree or higher.

Trainee 2 (equated to Salary Grade 14)*

- A bachelor’s degree or higher and one year of professional human resources experience.

Human Resource Specialist 1 (Salary Grade 18)

- A bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional human resources experience.

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


- One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 B/C service allocated to a Grade 11 or higher eligible for transfer and deemed administrative under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law; OR in a title approved for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.


- If you previously served in this title or in a title otherwise transferable to this title, you may be reinstated pursuant to Civil Service Law. If you left state service less than one year ago, the reinstatement request from a state agency will usually be approved by the Department of Civil Service. If you left state service more than one year ago, the reinstatement must also be approved by the Civil Service Commission.

55b/c Appointment:

- This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55 b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter. For 55 b/c consideration, candidates must satisfy at least one of the Open Competitive qualifications listed below.

*Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a Human Resources Specialist 1, SG-18.

Duties Description Under the direction of an Associate Director of Human Resources Specialist 1 within ITS Human Resources (HR), the HR Specialist 1 will assist with the administration of staffing, classification, compensation, examination planning, and general personnel activities for assigned program areas. Specific duties include, but not limited to:

• Facilitate pro-active discussions with programs for organizational and succession planning and manage all personnel activities for assigned program areas; ensuring adherence to Civil Service Law, Rules, and Regulations.

• Research, analyze, and advise on recruitment, classification, and compensation strategies for difficult to recruit positions and unique staffing needs.

• Review and edit correspondence to Civil Service for approval of staffing, classification, and compensation requests.

• Qualify candidates based off their social security number, to see if they qualify for transfers.

• Assist in the development of HR procedures and special projects.

• Perform other personnel tasks, as required.

Additional Comments Benefits of Working for NYS:

Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off

• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits:

• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits:

• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

HELPS Appointments:

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.

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

Name Alec Fee

Telephone (518) 473-0398

Fax (518) 402-4924

Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

Swan Street Building, Core 4, Floor 1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12220


Notes on ApplyingTo apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly indicating how you qualify for the Human Resource Specialist 1/Trainee, Ref # Your Social Security number may be required to confirm eligibility.

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