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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due12/16/22

Vacancy ID118128

AgencyCivil Service, Department of

TitleHuman Resources Specialist Tr. 1 Benefits/Human Resources Specialist 1 Benefits

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $48940 to $76218 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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Swan Street, Core 1

City Albany


Zip Code12239

Minimum Qualifications Human Resources Specialist 1 Benefits, SG-18: eligible for 52.6 transfer.

Human Resources Specialist Benefits Trainee, NS: reachable on the Department of Civil Service’s PATT eligible list (Department of Civil employees only), the PCO eligible list (score of 100 or higher), eligible for a Section 70.1 or 70.4 transfer, or 55-b/c eligible with Bachelor’s Degree.

Duties Description The incumbent of this position will be located in the Program Administration Unit (PAU) and will be responsible for the following duties:
• Participating in the administration of the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) by providing guidance, instruction, assistance, and information to client agencies and enrollees verbally and in written form. This includes responding to inquiries regarding law, regulations, policy and administration of NYSHIP, as well as benefit and claims assistance.

• Review and prepare NYSHIP plan materials and provide training on this information. This may include presenting in person or virtually to State employees and employees of local government agencies that participate in NYSHIP.

• Using developed metrics and reporting to ensure unit workflow is meeting minimum standards and developing strategies to improve staff performance.

• Providing analysis of prepared monthly narrative and statistical reports to assist management decision making.

• Testing and providing feedback of the New York Benefits Eligibility and Accounting System (NYBEAS) changes.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: DCS employees may be approved for a maximum of 50% telecommuting, however, they are required to apply and obtain approval through management in accordance with DCS Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Mary Jane McGuire

Telephone 518 473-4306


Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources and Administrative Planning

Agency Bldg 1, 9th Floor, 911

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12239


Notes on ApplyingIf interested please send a resume and a cover letter indicating how you meet the posted qualifications. Please include the vacancy number in the subject line of your email.

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