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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/09/20

Applications Due10/26/20

Vacancy ID82914

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleProject Assistant (Hourly) - Albany

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

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

Salary RangeFrom $27.11 to $27.11 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Office Campus

Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree* AND two years of professional experience** as described below.

**The professional experience must have been where your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment while performing one or more of the following activities:

• Developing and implementing plans for proposals to deliver workforce development and training programs;

• Evaluating, monitoring or administering workforce development and training programs;

• Managing contracts and budgets for workforce development and training programs, which must include development, negotiation, execution, fiscal management and monitoring or program review;

• Determining eligibility for public assistance; or

• Assessing applicants for, or receipts of, welfare employment program benefits to identify and remove barriers to self-sufficiency.

NOTE: Professional experience in workforce development programs is defined as experience where at least 50% of your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment.

*Degree must be awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.

• At least three years of professional experience OR completion of a registered apprenticeship program or college degree program.
• Strong interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to identify, create and develop relationships with key stakeholders.
• Excellent communication and public speaking skills with experience in developing and delivering presentations.
• Experience mentoring others (formally or informally).
• Exceptional research skills.
• Stellar technology skills, especially with PowerPoint and remote video conferencing platforms.
• Involvement with experiential learning, curriculum development and creating and implementing workforce training programs
• Experience engaging with industry leaders and researching workforce trends
• Highly organized with proven analytical skills
• Creative problem solver
• Strong written communication and thought organization with the ability to pare down complex topics and make them understandable to broad audiences
• Experience managing projects, including planning and execution
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and to plan, prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment, especially under tight deadlines
• Knowledge of workforce development programs
• A passion for learning new things and teaching others

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Associate Commissioner or designee, the Project Assistant will:

• engage business and education professionals;
• monitor workforce trends and help to align training programs around new and emerging industries;
• deep dive into new and emerging industries and help articulate potential training pathways; brainstorm marketing opportunities and provide direct career guidance training to workforce professionals related to these findings;
• help organize large- and small-scale events and create and deliver presentations.
• Responds to requests from workforce development and training program partners, contractors, employer/employee groups, community-based organizations, other State agencies for program information and policy interpretations.
• Assists in developing and implementing workforce development and training programs, working with workforce development system partners and community-based organizations; gathers, organizes, prepares and disseminates training related materials to attendees at regional meetings, conferences and forums to advise the various participants of changes in procedure, eligibility or requirements

Additional Comments Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evening and/or out-stationed assignments.

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

Name Ben Norero

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 #82914 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.

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