Civil Service, Department of
You must have a Bachelor’s degree* or higher and three years of experience in job architecture/position classification** or compensation***.
Substitutions: A J.D. or master’s degree* in the experience areas listed may substitute for one year of the experience. A Ph.D* in the experience areas listed may substitute for two years of the experience.
Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. This information can be found at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. Candidates are responsible for the evaluation fee.
**Qualifying experience in Job Architecture includes:
Evaluating job descriptions to determine the appropriate title.
Drafting title specifications reflecting position duties, responsibilities, and minimum requirements.
Providing expert advice to business leaders on job architecture/position classification and compensation issues.
Conducting research on job architecture/position classification and compensation; and recommending solutions.
Reviewing organizational structures and making recommendations on job architecture/position classification to optimize business effectiveness.
***Qualifying experience in compensation includes:
Developing and implementing compensation systems structures that are fair, internally consistent, and competitive with market.
Participating and conducting salary surveys and benchmarking jobs appropriately.
Conducting market scans to ensure the competitiveness of compensation packages and making sound recommendations.
Assessing compensation practices to uncover and rectify gaps based on gender, race, or other non-job factors.
Participating in salary planning.
Certified Compensation Professional credential and experience in unionized environment preferred
Good written and oral communications skills
Proficiency in MS Excel
Working knowledge of statistics
The Office of Classification and Compensation administers a sound and responsive position classification and compensation plan that ensures fairness, equity, and sensitivity to market conditions; and helps the State attract and retain talent. As the Department carries out key initiatives to transform the way services are delivered to partner agencies and to the public, this position will play an important role in ensuring the success of these modernization efforts.
Reporting to the Principal Compensation Analyst, the incumbent will participate in the implementation of a quantitative job evaluation system, and analysis of the State’s total compensation structure. The Project Assistant duties in Classification & Compensation Division will include but are not limited to the following:
Assisting in researching job evaluation and total compensation issues to inform the Department’s decision making on these topics.
Assist in gathering State workforce data to be analyzed by contractor.
Participating in reviewing the existing job content questionnaire and revising or replacing it to reflect current work environment.
Participating in defining requirements for the creation of an online job content questionnaire.
Helping determine the feasibility of integrating job content survey data into online job evaluation tool.
Assisting in drafting briefing documents for Department management, agency human resources staff, unions, employees, and other parties on the job evaluation and total compensation project.
Drafting a variety of documents including background reports on the state’s job evaluation and total compensation structure.
#TeamCivilService is growing and is looking for motivated, forward-thinking employees to join our team to build a dynamic workforce. The Department of Civil Service is undertaking several initiatives to transform the way the agency delivers services to our partner agencies and to the public, and we are excited to be adding new members to the team. In addition to joining a growing team and agency, employees will also receive a comprehensive benefits package.
The Department of Civil Service is the central personnel agency for the Executive Branch of New York State government, serving approximately 150,000 employees. Our mission is to build tomorrow’s workforce today by promoting a diverse, inclusive, and talented workforce. We lead and deliver world-class workforce management strategies by providing innovative solutions based on merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity.
Among its duties, the Department:
Partners with State agencies to offer workforce recruitment and placement services, including developing minimum qualifications, classifying positions, developing civil service examinations, and administering performance assessment tests.
Administers the New York State Health Insurance Program (https://www.cs.ny.gov/nyship/), one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation, serving more than 1.2 million lives.
Assists municipal agencies with civil service administration of more than 360,000 local government employees.
Oversees the Governor’s Program to Hire Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities (https://www.cs.ny.gov/rp55/) to place individuals with disabilities in State jobs and the New New York Leaders Initiative Student Intern Program. (https://nysinternships.cs.ny.gov/nnyl/)
NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: DCS employees may be approved for a maximum of 50% telecommuting, however, they are required to apply and obtain approval through management in accordance with DCS Telecommuting Program Guidelines.
The Department of Civil Service is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.
We are happy to provide reasonable and religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send a request to YourFutureBeginsHere@cs.ny.gov
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