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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/31/23

Applications Due06/14/23

Vacancy ID131853

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleOffice Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) - 24613

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade06

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $34152 to $42251 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Division of Family Health/ Bureau of Early Intervention / Provider Approval, Due Process and Monitoring Unit

Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, 2nd Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Current Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as an Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), G6, OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at or above a G4 and eligible to transfer to Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), G6, under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service's Office Assistant 1 Keyboarding eligible list#26-697 with a score of 100 or higher, OR qualified 55 b/c candidate. "

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in the use of MS office, including MS Word, Excel, and Office. Strong attention to detail and complete tasks accurately while handling multiple priorities in a busy office environment, and the ability to handle and direct telephone inquiries from the Department, other agencies, and the general public efficiently.

Duties Description The Keyboard Specialist 1 will provide support to the Provider Approval, Due Process, and Monitoring Unit. Responsibilities will include answering and screening telephone calls, scheduling meetings, and maintaining electronic calendars for program staff, preparing memos, letters and reports, tracking correspondence and receipt of documents, data entry, scanning documents into an electronic database, emailing boilerplate responses to providers, filing, sorting incoming mail, and faxing. The selected candidate will also serve as back up to other support staff and perform other related duties as needed.

Additional Comments *Transfer candidates serving in certain designated titles will be required to take and pass a keyboarding examination that demonstrates your ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy in order to qualify for appointment. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Human Resources Management, MR/OA1KB/24613

Telephone 5184861812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MR/OA1KB/24613 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MR/OA1KB/24613, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until June 13, 2023

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