Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/04/24

Vacancy ID151434


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleOffice Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) - 22274

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? No

County Erie

Street Address Western Regional Office / Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

295 Main Street, Suite 300

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Reassignment & Transfer Opportunities: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent permanent, competitive status as an Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), Grade 6, OR a New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent, competitive, service in a title at or above Grade 4, and deemed eligible for transfer to Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), Grade 6, under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.


Public Candidates: Qualified 55-b/c candidates approved through the Department of Civil Service.


Public Candidates for Provisional Opportunity: There are no minimum education or experience requirements for this position. However, prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have knowledge of Excel, SharePoint, Outlook, WebEx, Zoom and Microsoft Office.

Duties Description The Office Assistant (OA) 1 Keyboarding (KB) position is located in the Western Regional Office Community Health Team (CHT) and will provide administrative support to staff. They will work with a team of professionals to ensure consistent, high-quality support for program activities.

The OA 1 (KB) will assist with reviewing, monitoring, and maintaining an organized system for all electronic and paper documentation, ensuring documents have uniform titles and are filed appropriately. They will manage tracking systems for documents and information sent from outside agencies, review and prepare documents, maintain technical assistance logs, take meeting notes, monitor shared email boxes, schedule meetings upon request, update outlook calendars, and maintain confidentiality of sensitive health information in accordance with New York State Department of Health confidentiality policies.

Additional Comments Full time, permanent or provisional appointment. Public candidates, and candidates serving in certain titles will be required to take and pass a keyboarding examination to qualify for appointment.

Provisional opportunities are pending canvass outcome. Provisional candidates will be required to take the next Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) New York State Civil Service examination when it is held, and be reachable on the eligible list when established to maintain employment.

Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, RMV/OA1(KB)/22274/DON

Telephone 5184861812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference RMV/OA1(KB)/22274/DONincluded in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/OA1(KB)/22274/DON, 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.

Printable Version