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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/19/21

Applications Due11/01/21

Vacancy ID93028

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleOffice Assistant 1

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade06

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $31870 to $39423 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address Ellicott Square Building

295 Main Street- 10th Floor, Room 1050

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service as an Office Assistant 1, Grade 6; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer* under section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

*Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website ( to determine transfer eligibility.

General Public
All candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible are encouraged to apply for this position. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Civil Service Eligible List:
Candidates on the Beginning Office Assistant list have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.

Duties Description The Office Assistant 1, Grade 6, will work in the Office of Consumer Services and perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Answering questions from and providing information to various parties regarding agency activities, transactions, and procedures.
• Operating various communication systems such as telephones and computers, while maintaining records of such communications.
• Performing routine processing activities, including checking forms for completeness and accuracy.
• Receiving, screening, reviewing, and verifying documents, forms, applications, and other documents for completeness, content, and accuracy.
• Establishing new files by coding and numbering forms, creating folders, and compiling relevant material.
• Maintaining files, correspondences, documents, records, and materials pursuant to guidelines.
• Receiving, opening, appropriately recording, sorting, and distributing mail, e-mail, and other forms of correspondence and/or communication.
• Processing outgoing mail.
• Performing various clerical or office assistant tasks such as scanning documents, typing, proofreading, reviewing, and correcting errors of written material.

Additional Comments The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.

The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at

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Name Human Resources Management - JA


Fax (518) 473 - 9990

Email Address


Street 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Office Assistant 1, posting 00086” when applying.

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