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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/29/24

Vacancy ID152538


AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleAdministrative Assistant 1 - VID 152538 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $38073 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? No

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12226

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:

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.

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.

You may also be appointed to this position if you are currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, or 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.

Candidates must demonstrate adequate keyboarding skills by prior service in a keyboarding title OR successful completion of a Keyboard Specialist performance test.

*Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as an Administrative Assistant 1, SG-11.

Duties Description Reporting to the Director with one of the OCM Units, the incumbents of these positions will serve as the lead support person in the Unit, responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of operations between their respective Unit and all other Units within the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manage the office calendar and the Director’s daily schedule by independently scheduling, confirming, and canceling meetings and appointments with staff, agency program managers and business units, and all other parties. Ensure schedules are up to date and reliable.
• Receive and review all incoming and outgoing forms, correspondence for accuracy and completeness.
• Develop office document templates including formats for letters, memoranda, facsimiles, and travel itineraries, etc.
• Contact external customers (Contractors, Vendors), client agencies and consultant field staff reviewing and securing required reporting forms and monthly reports.
• Input all forms and correspondence and distribute to appropriate staff and program areas.
• Produce and edit correspondence and documentation for the Director’s review and signature.
• Coordinate the collection of data necessary to respond to inquiries from the Executive Chamber, the State Attorney General’s office, Office of the State Inspector General, Office of the State Comptroller, State Division of the Budget, and other public and private entities.
• Screen visitors and telephone calls for appropriate routing.
• Respond to questions, research problems, and determine resolution; communicate and interpret agency policy and procedures; refer more difficult calls to appropriate staff; follow-up when necessary.
• Generate technical reports on a regular basis.

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 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.

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/CC

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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