Public Service, Department of
Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55-b/c service as a Human Resources Specialist 1, Grade 18; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55-b/c service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer** under section 52.6, 70.1, or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Candidates who are currently 55-b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree or higher are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55-b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55-b/c eligibility letter.
Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) List:
Candidates on the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.
Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) List:
On the General portion of the PCO list, currently only candidates with a score of 100 or above are reachable. These candidates have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.
NOTE: if you are a current New York State employee on an eligible list and not reachable, you may be eligible for transfer.**
Successful completion of the two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a Human Resources Specialist 1, Grade 18.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility.
The Human Resources Specialist 1, Grade 18, will work in the Human Resources Management (HRM) Section of the Office of Administration (OA), and will perform duties that include but are not limited to:
Preparing or assisting in the preparation of requests related to examination planning, consistent with Department goals. Collaborating with Civil Service to review qualifications, exam formats, questions, and style format.
Developing and/or reviewing requests for new positions, reclassifications, reallocations, earmark releases, and other related matters. Conferring with Program Staff, Department of Civil Service, and Division of Budget representatives to further explain and support such classification proposals.
Processing appointment, promotion, transfer, and reassignment transactions for Department employees.
Collaborating with Department staff as well as external entities such as Civil Service, Division of Budget, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Management, Business Services Center, and the Office of Employee Relations to ensure the Department is meeting all requirements and remains in compliance with laws, policies, and procedures governing HRM.
Maintaining effective procedures to ensure the timely submission of probationary performance evaluations and for annual employee work performance ratings and programs. Reviewing employee evaluations to identify any problems.
Collaborating with Department managers to address labor relation concerns and assisting senior staff with employee relations activities within the parameters of the law and negotiated contracts.
Developing effective working relationships with program managers and staff for effective accomplishment of program and Department priorities.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) 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 https://dps.ny.gov.