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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/06/18

Applications Due08/20/18

Vacancy ID57823

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 2 - Albany

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $73362 to $91658 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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 Harriman State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications 52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:

Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 21 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Note: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Human Resources Specialist 2 is available through GOT-IT at

Duties Description The incumbent will supervise and lead the Leaves Unit to provide assistance, advocacy, guidance and advice on all facets of leaves, separations, and Worker’s Compensation under Civil Service rules and regulations and Time and Attendance guidelines. Duties include, but are not limited to:

- Mentor, lead and supervise staff involved in various leaves activities, included but not limited to medical leaves, Family and Medical Leave, probationary leaves, and discretionary leaves
- Oversee the administration of the Family Medical Leave and the Paid Family Leave programs for the Dept. of Labor (DOL) employees
- Serve as a liaison with control agencies and other organizations as required
- Effectively collaborate with staff from program areas, Office of Employee Relations, Division of Equal Opportunity Development, and Counsel’s Office to resolve difficult and complex employee issues
- Review and provide determinations on Probationary Termination requests from DOL program areas
- Prepare routine correspondence and reports
- Coordinate with the Dept of Civil Service Employee Health Service Dept to determine fitness for duty for DOL employees
- Process all Workers Compensation claims submitted for the DOL employees; coordinate with the Workers Compensation Board and the State Insurance Fund

The Personnel Bureau works in a team setting. Every employee is expected to exhibit professionalism through a consistent commitment to the development and maintenance of excellent work relationships with others, including DOL employees and staff from various control agencies. Our collaborative work environment supports staff growth and development. Successful candidates must possess the ability to work independently, and with others; handle multiple and shifting priorities; and have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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

Name Kristen Symonds

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax (518) 485-9495

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #57823 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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