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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/11/24

Vacancy ID152790


AgencyAlcoholic Beverage Control

TitleLicensing Examiner 1 (NY HELPS) VID 152790

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 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 Erie

Street Address 535 Washington Street

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

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:

Required experience: Three years of full-time experience in a position where your primary responsibility is providing customer service in the form of explaining programs, policies, and/or procedures, resolving problems, or reconciling accounts.

Applicants with degrees or college semester credit hours will be credited with experience as follows:
• 30 semester credit hours – 1 year experience
• 60 semester credit hours – 2 years’ experience
• 90 semester credit hours – 3 years’ experience

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 10 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The incumbent to this position would be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
• Develop familiarity with the laws and rules regarding the eligibility for licenses and permits under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
• Review applications for licenses and permits to determine: if the application is complete; if the applicant and the applicant’s proposed location meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for the license or permit; and identify issues that would be grounds for further review or disapproval of the application.
• Research agency records to determine licensing and disciplinary history of applicant’s proposed location.
• Respond to inquiries from the public regarding general licensing issues.
• Respond to agency staff regarding specific license and permit applications.
• The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication
• Identify deficiencies in applications, advise applicants of such deficiencies and review applicant’s responses to determine if deficiencies have been addressed.
• Review arrest records of current and potential licensees
• Prepare detailed reports providing pertinent information regarding applications for the Licensing Board and/or the Members of the Authority (the “Full Board”) to allow the boards to make informed determinations on the applications.
• Upload and/or scan in application documents into the licensing system.
• Conduct follow-up investigations of applicants and/or proposed premises to obtain additional information or clarification as requested by the Licensing Board or the Full Board.
• Conduct follow-up investigations of applicants and/or proposed premises to obtain additional information or clarification as requested by the Licensing Board or the Full Board.

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

*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/AS

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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