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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/11/19

Applications Due01/21/19

Vacancy ID63253

AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleProject Assistant, NS, Ref #18622 Equated to SG23

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

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? No

County Albany

Street Address 800 North Pearl Street

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Five or more years of experience in gathering requirements, planning, and implementing Thin Client deployments, including at least three years of hands-on experience implementing Digital Persona identity management tools in a MS Active Directory environment, at least two years of experience designing and implementing automated user account management solutions for Windows Server environments, including Active Directory Provisioning, and at least three years of experience working in a state or federal secure systems environment.

The following degrees, preferably in Computer Science, may substitute for the general experience as indicated:
• Associate’s degree and four years of experience
• Associate’s degree including 15 semester credit hours in computer science or related field and three years of experience
• Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience
• Bachelor’s degree including 15 semester credit hours in computer science or related field and two years of experience
• Master’s degree in computer science or related field substitutes for an additional year of experience
• Doctorate in computer science or related field substitutes for an additional two years of experience

Duties Description Under the direction of an Information Technology Specialist 4, SG-25, in the Public Safety Portfolio Solutions Architecture unit, the Project Assistant will serve as a technical architect for designing and implementing improvements within the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Secure Offender Network (SON). The SON provides educational services to inmates on a network that is separated from production networks and is highly secure to ensure there are no communications between inmates or with any external sources. The educational services include access to the Law Library, vocational and academic educational opportunities, as well as systems and applications utilized to administer tests, such as Certiport and the Test of Adult Basic Education / Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TABE/TASC) systems. Upgrades for all aspects of the SON environment will include networks, hardware, software, operating systems, and applications. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Design and implement expansion of Thin Client deployment at DOCCS facilities
• Conceptualize and execute Certiport replatforming for both server and remote-in client PCs
• Conceptualize and execute standalone lab modernization
• Manage and approve site wiring propositions and bids
• Plan and implement Windows 10 deployment
• Identify resource requirements and establish timelines for deployments
• Request and evaluate vendor quotes for equipment and services, as needed, to accommodate growth of the SON
• Administer PerasonVue’s Access 21st Century, GED 21st Century, and ReadOn! Educational software suites
• Identify and implement process improvements
• Participate in technical planning sessions
• Plan and test updates to Premise application data and TABE/TASC

Additional Comments This position is pending DOB approval. Some positions may require additional credentials, fingerprinting, or a background check to verify your identity. Selected candidates who are new or returning to NYS Service may be required to pay for fingerprinting fees.

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

Name Krina Homrighaus

Telephone 518-473-0398

Fax 518-402-4924

Email Address


Street NYS Office of IT Services

Empire State Plaza, PO Box 2062

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12220


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a clear, concise cover letter and resume indicating that you are applying for Project Assistant, Ref. #18622 and describing how you qualify.

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