Civil Service, Department of
The purpose of this announcement is to notify candidates about transfer opportunities. If you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications below, email your cover letter, and resume to YourFutureBeginsHere@cs.ny.gov. Please include the vacancy ID# and the title of position as referenced above. If a Civil Service List(s) exists for this title and location, candidates reachable on the Civil Service List(s) will be canvassed.
REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS: Current Department of Civil Service employees with one year of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55 B/C service as an Office Assistant 1, if less than one year, must be currently reachable on the Beginning Office Assistant eligible list for the Albany location if one exists.
TRANSFER: Eligible for a Section 70.1 transfer (A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/faq/transfer.cfm)
55 B/C QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals certified eligible for the 55 B/C program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55 B/C of the Civil Service Law will also be considered. To be considered, you must provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response.
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.
The Testing Services Division is responsible for the development, administration, scoring and validation of the examinations provided to the public for State agencies and local jurisdictions. To better serve New Yorkers and make examinations more accessible and convenient for all, the Department is implementing a new examination model known as continuous recruitment testing that will offer testing on a continuous basis with examinations held via a hybrid of online training and experience exams, multiple-choice exams via remote proctoring (online), and in state operated computer-based testing centers and this position will help play an important role in ensuring the success of this new approach to examinations.
The Office Assistant 1 assists the Office Assistant 2 of the Exam Scoring and Results Processing Unit (ESRPU) and is responsible for the following:
Identifying, evaluating, recording and checking examination material received from State and local test centers to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Processing State and local computational review requests from candidates who wish to determine how their exams were scored.
Producing letters to candidates regarding their review and compiling review packages to be sent to State centers or local jurisdictions.
Scanning and processing records and documents using a desktop scanner and maintaining electronic files of scanned documents.
Organizing and maintaining files of decentralized examination material.
Collecting and delivering examination and testing related materials as needed.
#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