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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID152256

AgencyUniversity at Albany

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1; Trainee 1 & 2 (NY HELPS)

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 Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM<br />Summer: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address University at Albany (Dean's Office - College of Arts and Sciences)

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12203

Minimum Qualifications 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 (NY HELPS):

Administrative Assistant Trainee 1 (Non-Statutory Equated Salary Grade 8) 2 YEAR Traineeship / coursework requirements:
Six months of experience in administrative support, which includes use of office software (e.g., email, word processing), provision of customer service, business writing, and/or office administration. The selected candidate must pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy by completion of probation.

Administrative Assistant Trainee 2 (Equated Grade 10) 1 YEAR Traineeship / coursework requirements:
One year of experience in administrative support, which includes use of office software (e.g., email, word processing), provision of customer service, business writing, and/or office administration. The selected candidate must pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy by completion of probation.

Administrative Assistant 1, (Salary Grade 11) NO Traineeship / no coursework requirements:
Two years of experience in administrative support, which includes use of office software (e.g., email, word processing), provision of customer service, business writing, and/or office administration. The selected candidate must pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy by completion of probation.

Substitution:
Certification (e.g., IAAP Certified Administrative Professional) or associate's degree* in office administration, secretarial science, administrative assistance, paralegal, business technology, or office technology substitutes for two years of experience.

*Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited 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 http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. Candidates are responsible for the evaluation fee.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (NON-NY HELPS):

Administrative Assistant 1, SG-11:

Successful completion of 52 weeks of service as an Administrative Assistant Trainee 2 and completion of the four core administrative support courses AND completion of the four elective administrative support courses, as designated by the agency OR

Reachable on an appropriate eligible list and / or eligible to transfer and successful completion of the four core administrative support courses AND completion of four elective administrative support courses, as designated by the agency. Proof of passing a keyboarding test will be required for those who have not previously served in a keyboarding title or have not yet taken a keyboarding test. OR

Have a current permanent appointment with 1 year of service as an Administrative Assistant 1 OR

Be a former state employee eligible for reinstatement consideration (previous permanent service in the Secretary 1 title eligible for reinstatement to the title of Administrative Assistant 1; previous permanent service in other qualifying titles requires completion of core and / or elective administrative competency coursework prior to appointment above Trainee level 1). Proof of passing a keyboarding test will be required for those who have not previously served in a keyboarding title or have not yet taken a keyboarding test.

Administrative Assistant Trainee Level 1, Equated Salary Grade 8: 2 Year Traineeship leading to SG-11

Reachable on an appropriate eligible list and / or be a current state employee eligible to transfer to the grade 8 traineeship AND, if transferring from a non-keyboarding title, proof of passing a keyboarding test.

Administrative Assistant Trainee Level 2, Equated Salary Grade 10: 1 Year Traineeship leading to SG-11

Successful completion of 52 weeks of service as an Administrative Assistant Trainee 1 AND completion of the four core administrative support courses; OR Reachable on an appropriate eligible list or eligible to transfer AND completion of the four core administrative support courses and, if transferring from a non-keyboarding title, proof of passing a keyboarding test.

May be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment.

Any resumes received that do not meet the above requirements as described will be deemed unqualified.

Duties Description Provide principal administrative support to the Dean’s Office and academic departments within the College of Arts & Sciences; Front desk reception duties (field / transfer calls and greet visitors); Maintain calendars for professional staff; Arrange meetings and prepare conference materials; Coordinate event scheduling for the Department (including catering and related activities); Coordinate travel arrangements and the voucher process; Draft letters for review and signature; Prepare reports, write minutes and summarize meeting conclusions; Create and maintain records maintenance systems; Maintain basic program accounts for budgeting, purchasing activities (ex. ordering supplies, using P-Card, etc.) and other personnel tasks (forms prep, on-boarding new hires, etc.); Oversee the coordination of the overall office paper / electronic work flow; Supervise and train support staff as needed; the incumbent will be expected to exercise a high and consistent degree of customer service when responding to telephone, email and walk-in requests; The ability to multi-task under pressure, maintain confidentiality and work in an organized manner while maintaining a professional and amiable manner is required of this position; The incumbent will be familiar with CAS and University resources and will be expected to refer inquiries appropriately; Constituencies will include faculty, students, parents, and individuals external to the organization; assists with managing work study students and student assistants in the office; working knowledge of Microsoft Office software used for word processing, spreadsheet development and database management, as well as PeopleSoft.

Additional Comments To apply for this position, go to the following link: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=173036

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Name Office of Human Resources

Telephone 518-437-4700

Fax 518-437-4731

Email Address classifiedjobs@albany.edu

Address

Street University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue, UAB 300

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12222

 

Notes on ApplyingTo apply for this position, go to the following link: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=173036

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