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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/30/24

Vacancy ID152651


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1 (NY HELPS), SG-18 Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2, (Equated to SG-14) Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1, (Equated to SG-13)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program:

For appointment to the Human Resources Specialist TRAINEE 1 you must have: A Bachelor’s or higher degree.

For appointment to Human Resources TRAINEE 2 you must have: A Bachelor’s or higher degree AND one year of professional experience. OR

A Juris Doctor, Masters or higher degree in the field of human resources.

For appointment to the Human Resources Specialist 1 you must have: A Bachelor’s or higher degree AND two years of professional experience. OR

A Masters’s or higher degree AND one year of professional human resources experience.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program, or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1, 52.6, or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

For 70.1, 52.6, or 70.4 transfer to a Human Resources Specialist 1, salary grade (SG)-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-16 or above. SG-12 or above for a Trainee 2, SG-11 or above for a Trainee 1, depending on qualifications.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level SG-18 position.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
For more information on this program, please visit the NYS Department of Civil Service website, 55b/c Recruitment Resources Center (

Duties Description Human Resources Specialists perform and supervise the performance of various human resources (personnel) and employee services activities in such areas as recruitment, Civil Service examination, placement, position classification and compensation, benefits, health and safety, staff development, and labor relations. Employees seek to build and maintain an effective workforce within the framework of the Civil Service system.
Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies:
• Excellent customer service skills and experience interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures to customers.
• Strong writing skills and experience independently drafting correspondence to audiences at various levels internal and external to the organization.
• Excellent oral communication skills and ability to present information to others, both individually and in group setting, clearly and concisely.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others.
• Strong problem solving, research and analytical skills.
• Demonstrates experience with maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrates technological proficiency including Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, and Access.
• Ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment that requires significant multi-tasking and changing priorities.
• Demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated initiative in professional self-development.
• Occasional Statewide travel will be required, including weekend and overnight travel.

Additional Comments:
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the State Comptroller is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.
The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

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

Name Jennifer Brantigan

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume to, no later than March 30, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.

Reference 152651-NY HELPS- Human Resources Specialist 1 in the subject line of your email and on your cover letter for proper routing.

When responding, please include the reference from this section only.

Be sure to submit an unofficial copy of any transcripts you may have with your cover letter, resume as there are educational requirements for this position.

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