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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/04/21

Applications Due11/04/21

Vacancy ID92335

AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

TitleEconomic Development Program Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

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 New York

Street Address 633 Third Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10017

Minimum Qualifications Open to current NYS employees who are currently in an Economic Development Program Specialist 2 title and seeking to transfer, and to those reachable on the Economic Development Program Specialist 2 eligible list. No need to apply if on this list; we are canvassing all list candidates.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Minority and Women’s Business Development (MWBD) Director for Business Development, the incumbent will act as the primary liaison to assigned regional areas and agencies/authorities and will serve as program manager for certain business development programs.

The incumbent promotes growth and opportunity for MWBE firms through education and outreach to agencies and prime contractors throughout New York State. Such activities will include, but not be limited to: finding and disseminating information on contracting opportunities; providing information and training regarding tools for launching/expanding a business; technical support; marketing access to capital programs; and participating in and/or developing local/regional events and workshops. The incumbent will keep Division management apprised - on a timely basis - of significant issues, trends, or developments, with supported written findings and recommendations.

Incumbent will be assigned regional areas for targeted support, while serving statewide MWBE program needs, as required. Statewide travel is required.

Duties include but are not limited to, the following:
• Identifies business opportunities in contracting and in capital programs for MWBEs, and counsel MWBEs on business strategies.
• Compiles economic/business development information needed for program management and MWBE service delivery purposes.
• Investigates and develops recommendations on business development for firms and provides programmatic assistance and prepares program reports.
• Monitors agency/authority procurements, Request for Proposals (“RFPs”) and contracting opportunities in the New York State Contract Systems (“NYSCS”).
• Develops and provides trainings and technical assistance workshops, education, outreach and resource materials to agencies/authorities, municipalities and businesses in accessing, finding and identifying MWBE contracting opportunities and business strategies.
• Provides support to agencies/authorities to develop new ways to create opportunities for MWBE firms, including attending meetings with agencies/authorities to discuss progress, reporting, and follow-up activities.
• Works with agencies/authorities, MWBEs, and external stakeholders to promote and encourage full engagement in programs authorized under Article 15-A (such as MWBD related procurement practices and reporting protocols), as well as policies and practices relating to new initiatives.
• Creates evaluation metrics, measures effectiveness, and elicits feedback for specific business development programs. Conducts meetings to share these results to help the participating agencies/authorities and/or stakeholders improve on current performance.
• Identifies prime contractors to create pathways for MWBE supply chain distribution networks and identify firms that have success in NYS contracting.
• Provides information needed by other Division units to ensure the participation of eligible firms in MWBE initiatives, including certification, business development, and training.
• Represents Empire State Development on behalf of BDU in participation on panels for various business seminars.
• Statewide travel required.
• Special projects and other relevant tasks as assigned.

Additional Comments SALARY RANGE: $73,284 - $92,693 (plus $3,026 location pay)

Note: The starting salary for candidates with no prior State service will be at the minimum hiring rate.

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

Name Amy Walsh

Telephone 5182925179


Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12245


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to the e-mail address below by November 1, 2021. Be sure to indicate the position title and location you are applying for and specify how you meet the minimum qualifications in your cover letter.

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