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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/16/18

Applications Due04/30/18

Vacancy ID51471

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $53664 to $74330 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? No

County Albany

Street Address 30 South Pearl Street

5th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications Appointment to Human Resources Specialist 1, SG-18: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Appointment to Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 or 2, NS*:

List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) or Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list.

Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

55 b/c Appointment: Candidates certified as 55 b/c eligible by the Department of Civil Service who possess a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

*Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to serve up to a two-year traineeship.

Duties Description Under the supervision of a Human Resources Specialist 2, the Human Resources Specialist 1 will serve as a human resources generalist providing a full range of personnel services including staffing, recruitment, classification, examination planning and succession planning. The incumbent of this position may also assist in the administration of the Canal Corporation’s labor relations program under the direction of a labor relations professional. Additional duties and special projects will be assigned as needed.

The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and effectively as part of a team in addressing human resources management issues. Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Visio are a plus.

Additional Comments Parking is provided.

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

Name Shari Burnett

Telephone 518-449-6003


Email Address


Street 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should 4/30/18 to Please include the position title, Human Resources Specialist 1, in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Nancy Harvey at (914) 681-6246.

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