Civil Service, Department of
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).
For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.
NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of clerical experience.
COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Current Department of Civil Service employees with one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 B/C service as an Office Assistant 2. If you have less than one year, you must be currently reachable on the Office Assistant 2 eligible list for the Albany location.
70.1 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 B/C service allocated to a Grade 7 or higher eligible for transfer and determined to be similar by Civil Service.
NON COMPETITIVE PROMOTION (NCP) QUALIFICATIONS:
The Department of Civil Service is considering making a request to the Department of Civil Service to hold a non-competitive promotion examination for the above title in accordance with Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law if three or fewer interested promotional candidates respond to this notice. Before submitting such a request, we must ascertain if anyone meeting the minimum qualifications is interested in competing in a promotional examination for the above title and if they would accept appointment if offered. To qualify, you must be a current Department of Civil Service employee. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title. Please note this will be a competitive appointment. The term non-competitive refers to the appointed candidate not needing to compete in the next holding of the examination.
The minimum qualifications for NCP appointment are:
One year as an Office Assistant 1; or one year of permanent service in a clerical or keyboarding title allocated to Grade 5 or higher.
SUBSEQUENT 55 B/C TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
A subsequent 55B/C appointment may be considered if you have one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55B/C service in a position allocated to Grade 7 or higher and have a current Civil Service 55B/C approval letter.
Note: For all transfers noted, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/.
It is essential that candidates clearly and concisely indicate exactly how they meet the above minimum qualifications in their resume. Failure to show how you meet the minimum qualifications above may result in disqualification and removal from consideration.
Employee Benefits has the lead role for administering the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation covering more than 1.2 million lives. This position will play an important role in ensuring the continued success of the comprehensive health insurance programs.
This position is in the Support Unit of the Employee Benefits Division. The Support Unit is responsible for the daily workflow of the Division. The primary job duties of the position may include, but not be limited to:
Daily pick-up and delivery of mail throughout the Division.
Daily pick-up and distribution of reports throughout the Division.
Opening, sorting, and coding mail by unit and retention level.
Processing mail returned to the Division by looking it up in our database system and delivering it to the correct unit.
Scanning in mail using the software programs Datacap and Capture.
Processing incoming faxes in Microsoft Outlook.
Purging and shredding documents in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations according to a monthly schedule.
#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
To apply for this job please visit statejobsny.com.