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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/08/21

Applications Due09/18/21

Vacancy ID90984

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $22.53 to $22.53 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in Human Resources or similar occupation
• Proficient with computers and advanced understanding of Microsoft Office
Applications: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word
• Excellent attention to detail
• Experience maintaining employee confidentiality
• Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
• Previous experience using HRIS applications

Duties Description Department Summary:
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit

Division of Human Resources:
The Division of Human Resources Management facilitates the Department’s core mission by ensuring a competent and productive workforce is maintained. This is accomplished through the administration of Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations, Negotiated Agreements, and other State and Federal Laws. Major responsibilities include recruitment, position classification, exam development, labor relations, training, and health and safety.

Job Summary:
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a forward-thinking, professional, and technically savvy individual to join their Human Resources team. If you’re a current or aspiring Human Resources professional, then this is the right opportunity for you! Human Resources Specialists perform various human resources (personnel) and employee services activities in such areas as recruitment, Civil Service examination, placement, position classification and compensation, benefits, health and safety, staff development, and labor relations.

The position is conveniently located near the Albany International Airport at 10B Airline Drive, Albany NY 12235 and offers the opportunity for telecommuting. This is a long-term temporary, hourly, Management/Confidential position that offers a competitive starting pay rate of $22.53/hour. This opportunity also provides excellent benefits. Benefits include but are not limited to NYS Pension Plan membership, Life Insurance coverage, inexpensive health insurance options, and generous paid time off!

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Perform various activities related to staffing, classification, compensation,
examination development, employee transactions, employee services and
benefits, and time and attendance.

• Working closely with and developing relationships with program managers
and staff for the effective accomplishment of program and Division of Human
Resources Management work priorities.

• Providing technical assistance and guidance to program managers on a
variety of human resources, labor relations and civil service issues.

• Working closely with program managers to ensure the development of a
qualified, competent and diversified workforce.

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

Name Ashlie Bloomfield

Telephone 518-485-0107

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their college transcript(s), cover letter, and resume to the system. Our online employment application can be found at this link:

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