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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/17/18

Applications Due05/27/18

Vacancy ID53445

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleTemporary Assistance Specialist 1 or Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 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 40 N. Pearl St.

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Minimum Qualifications
Temporary Assistance Specialist 1, SG-18:
Eligible for a lateral transfer, or a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in an appropriate title.


Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1, SG-NS:
Eligible for a lateral transfer, or a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in an appropriate title.

NOTE: Candidates who are currently reachable on an appropriate eligible list for the Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 or the PCO in Albany need not submit an application for this posting unless they are applying directly as a result of the transfer qualifications listed above.

Duties Description This Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 position is located in Employment and Income Support Program's (EISP) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Bureau. A core mission of New York State's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is to enhance the economic security of low-income working families, and a key way this is achieved is through the income support and access to nutritional food provided by the SNAP program. This position will be supervised by a Temporary Assistance Specialist 2.

Duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reviewing, analyzing and developing SNAP policies and procedures. Preparing instructions for local districts and implementing policy and procedures;
• Responding to written and oral requests for information/clarification from clients, districts, community-based organizations and other sources;
• Serving as liaison to local districts and providing districts with technical assistance on SNAP issues;
• Conducting SNAP program management reviews/monitoring of local districts SNAP operations as required. Preparing reports, identifying deficiencies and working with districts on corrective actions, including training, as necessary;
• Assisting with completing the work associated with SNAP-related initiatives and projects as needed, such as, but not limited to, Waivers, SNAP Source Book review and update, NYSNIP, myBenefits, myWorkspace, and NYC Process Re-engineering; and
• Assisting with completing the work associated with other Bureau activities as needed.

Additional Comments Appointment to this position is contingent upon Division of Budget approval to fill. A full-time, permanent or contingent permanent appointment will be made. This position includes up to 30% travel. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Salary for Trainee 1 is $42,986.

***Candidates should reference posting #18-104 when submitting your application.***

If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-104 as part of your subject line.

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

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone (518) 474-6822

Fax (518) 474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Development in Albany at (518) 473-8555 or in New York City at (212) 961-8216.

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