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9005 Old River Road
Minimum Qualifications Open to qualified New York State employees only
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity – Candidates must have permanent status as an Office Assistant 3 (Calculations), Grade 14, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR, be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, candidates must have at least one year of permanent status in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades of the Grade 14 level.
Provisional Opportunity – Candidates who meet the following promotion qualifications may be provisionally appointed:
Candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Office Assistant 2; or one year of permanent service in a clerical, keyboarding, or paraprofessional title allocated to Grade 7 or higher. A list of qualifying titles can be found at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/37837titles.cfm.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As an Office Assistant 3 (Calculations), you would spend most of your time supervising mathematical operations, and/or clerical activities related to mathematical operations. These activities may include creating spreadsheets, using calculators, and retrieving information from various computer databases, including the Statewide Financial System and/or Microsoft Access or similar computer database software package. The duties may incorporate, but are not limited to, financial (including record-keeping, bookkeeping, and reconciliation activities), purchasing, or statistical functions. Positions at this level act as the head of a clerical operation, typically functioning as second-level supervisor.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
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PO Box 300
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