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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due12/19/22

Vacancy ID118184

AgencyCivil Service, Department of

TitleMedical Assistant

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade08

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $35528 to $43753 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 55 Mohawk Street

City Cohoes


Zip Code12047

Minimum Qualifications Eligible for a 70.1 transfer OR Reachable on the open-competitive Medical Assistant eligible list.
Candidates may apply to the continuous recruitment Medical Assistant examination through the application found on the exam announcement:


Candidates must have Either 1: one year of full-time experience performing clinical and clerical support activities in a health care setting.


2: completion of a college, university, technical school, or vocational school medical assistant program.
Notes 1. Your college credit must have been 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 college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2/20143.
2. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
3. New York State residence is not required.

Duties Description The incumbent of this position will be assigned to the Employee Health Service (EHS) Cohoes Clinic and the primary duties will include:

• Conducting medical diagnostic tests using a variety of equipment, including blood pressure cuffs, vision machine (ortho-rater), hearing machine, electrocardiography (ECG) machine, and spirometer (pulmonary).
• Calibrating and adjusting instruments and recording test results independently.
• Phlebotomy experience is required.
• Packaging of blood specimens including chain of custody for blood alcohol
• Obtaining urine samples for drug testing, including a chain of custody forms.
• Filing, copying, data entry and other clerical tasks.
• At least 20 % travel to offsite locations throughout the State.

Additional Comments WE CAN NOT TAKE RESUME PLEASE FILL OUT AND SEND BACK THE NYS APPLICATION, found on the job announcement page above.

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Name Meghan Louden

Telephone 5184734306


Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources and Administrative Planning

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12239


Notes on ApplyingIf interested please email or mail the NYS applications to Civil Service HR.

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