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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/07/18

Applications Due05/21/18

Vacancy ID53073

AgencyFinancial Services, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $56745 to $70415 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

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 One Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12257

Minimum Qualifications Appointment method at the Human Resources Specialist 1, G-18 level:

List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the PCO, #26240 or the PATT, #00271.

Transfer: Must be eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Information regarding transfer eligibility may be available on the Civil Service Career Mobility Office website at:

Please note that under Civil Service Law, an employee cannot have two consecutive upward 52.6 or 70.1 transfers without an intervening eligible list appointment, if such transfers would result in an increase of more than two salary grades.

Workers with Disabilities Program: Candidates eligible for consideration under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law may also be considered. Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program must possess a Bachelor’s Degree to meet the education qualifications. A copy of your letter of eligibility must be included with your response.

Duties Description The Department of Financial Services seeks applicants for the position of Human Resources Specialist 1 (Gr-18) in the Human Resources Management office located in Albany. Under the supervision of the Director of Labor Relations and Performance Management, the Human Resources Specialist 1 will serve as a labor relations representative for the Department and will assist in administering the Department’s labor relations program.

Specific duties for this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Participates and serves as Management representative on labor management committees.

• Schedules and conducts grievance meetings at Step 1 and Step 2. Obtains all the necessary information to either resolve the grievance or write a complete decision. Identifies and reports to the Director any significant issues. Acts as agency liaison to GOER at Step 3 and beyond to provide additional information, as necessary.

• Participates and assists in conducting investigations into potential employee misconduct, which may involve interviewing witnesses, conducting interrogations, and reviewing pertinent evidence in order to make a recommendation regarding administrative action.

• Assists in carrying out the Department’s discipline program, including suspending employees, issuing Notices of Discipline, scheduling and conducting Agency Level Review Meetings, and assisting in the preparation of witnesses and in the overall presentation of disciplinary cases at arbitration.

• Represents the Department at CSEA Expedited or Time and Attendance hearings.

• Processes and conducts performance evaluation appeals.

• Exercises frequent oral and written communications with program managers, agency administrators, employees at all levels, and others to identify and resolve various existing or potential human resources problems.

• Participates as needed in any special projects as assigned.

Additional information regarding the duties will be discussed at the time of interview.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong technical skills and organization skills are a must.

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

Name Michelle Larimore

Telephone 518-474-0326

Fax 518-402-5071

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12257


Notes on ApplyingTo Apply: Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and a letter of interest no later than May 21, 2018 to the email address listed below. Please include the Box # (HRM-00714) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. Email submissions are preferred.

Michelle Larimore
Box HRM-00714
New York State Department of Financial Services
Office of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
Fax: (518) 402-5071
All candidates that apply may not be scheduled for an interview
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Financial Services is required to provide reasonable accommodation for known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability if an accommodation would enable the applicant to perform the essential functions of the job. If the accommodation would constitute an undue hardship on the operations of the agency, the agency is not required to provide it.

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