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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/15/24

Applications Due10/15/24

Vacancy ID163220


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleBusiness Services Center Representative 1 (NY HELPS) VID 163220

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $46306 to $56743 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Harriman State Office Campus, Building # 5

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)* and applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this position:

Required experience: Customer service experience in a position with primary responsibility providing customer service in the form of explaining programs, policies, and/or procedures, resolving problems, or reconciling accounts - 2 years required. Human resources or business office experience in a position with responsibility for the following: accounts payable, accounts receivable and/or bookkeeping, processing payroll transactions, processing travel expense reports and/or reimbursements, processing transactions for personnel, benefits, and/or time and attendance, reviewing purchasing requisitions, and initiating and processing purchase orders - 1 year required.

Applicants meeting the customer service criteria with 30 semester credit hours will be credited with one year of the required experience. Applicants meeting the human resources/business office criteria with 30 semester credit hours will be credited with six months of the required experience. Applicants with 60 semester credit hours or more will fully meet the experience requirements.

Applicants may also be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR are a current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 9 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The incumbent of this position will work primarily in one of the Business Services Center Finance, Human Resources or Support service lines and will be cross trained to temporarily be reassigned to another service area depending on workload demands. All service lines operate in a customer service-oriented environment using lean tools. Duties typical of this position include, but are not limited to:

• Have a thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures that relate to the particular service line with the ability to apply them.
• Process service line specific transactions in accordance with standard work and the service line service level agreement.
• Act as a BSC Call Center Representative. Have a working knowledge of the BSC ticketing system.
• Conduct both written and telephone communications and prepare email correspondence to customers, vendors, program administrators and others regarding requesting information.
• Resolve difficult processing errors, identify processing system user needs and other more complex transactions.
• Analyze data and resolves complex auditing problems related to various NYS business practices, including various audit functions and related processes.
• May lead daily “huddles” assign work to lower-level processing staff, as needed.
• Collaborate with supervisors and participate in all LEAN activities.
• Consistently provide quality customer service to all BSC customers.

The Business Services Center (BSC) was established in September 2012 to make Human Resources and Finance transaction processing consistent across New York State government agencies. Since its inception, the BSC has increased efficiencies and lowered costs across the state. The BSC supports advancement and frequently promotes their employees in consideration of their hard work and dedication to the Office of General Services-BSC core mission. If you are looking for growth opportunities in an agency that fosters individual staff development, we encourage you to apply to this position.

Additional Comments The Office of General Services (OGS) is an equal opportunity employer, and we recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We encourage applicants from all communities to apply.

For a full version of OGS’s EEO/AA statement and benefits joining Team #OneOGS, please visit

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Name Human Resources/KP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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