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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/29/18

Applications Due11/13/18

Vacancy ID61052

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2 - Albany

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $45213 to $70415 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 Campus

Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Note: The purpose of this vacancy posting is to notify individuals about transfer opportunities. Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:


Current New York State employee with one year or more permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 13 or higher may be eligible for transfer under section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.


Current New York State employee with one year or more permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 13 or higher and deemed Administrative by the Department of Civil Service may be 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 1 is available through Civil Service GOT-IT available at


Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 11 or higher and who has passed the PCO or PATT exam and has a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for appointment.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

The incumbent will serve as the primary Personnel liaison for all facets of Civil Service list canvassing and job vacancy announcement (JVA) postings. As the supervisor of the List Unit, the incumbent will oversee day to day operations of the List Unit and serve as backup if necessary. Duties within the List Unit include maintenance of the JVA mailbox, canvass and track all recruitment outreach to candidates, review and post JVA’s to various websites, administer guidance to candidates who have questions about the recruitment process, and perform quality assurance checks on all stages of eligible list maintenance. The incumbent will also assist in the scheduling and administration of language and keyboarding proficiency exams and maintain contact with Civil Service regarding eligible appointments.

Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the primary Personnel liaison for assigned program(s), and will provide assistance, advocacy, guidance and advice on all facets of personnel management including but not limited to preparing agency classification requests and supporting justifications for new positions, reclassifications, reallocations, earmark releases, and other classification and compensation matters.

The incumbent will also participate in examination development; conduct position recruitment; evaluate candidate eligibility for transfer, reinstatements, eligible list and other types of appointments; assist in the resolution of various staffing issues; conduct out of title work grievances; and participate on special projects as needed.

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.

Additional Comments Accepting 55b/55c Candidates. Please provide a copy of your 55b/55c letter when applying.

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

Name Kristen Symonds

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

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 #61052 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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