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Administrative Aide

Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Administrative Aide
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-00196
Application Due By 7/8/16
Title Administrative Aide
Location: City

Central Office
Air Resources/Director's Office


Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 02

The Division of Air Resources is responsible for the protection of public health and welfare of New Yorkers through the implementation of the state's air quality control program. Organized into six program bureaus with different areas of responsibility, staff work in close association with and support staff in our nine regional offices. The Director's Office provides management and support for all aspects of the air pollution program. The Administrative Aide assigned to the Director's Office will serve as an integral part of program's administrative support staff team working on a wide variety of activities with program managers, professional and administrative staff to ensure a continued work flow and timely and accurate work outputs. Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Develop, administer and maintain an effective training plan and procedures manual for program's administrative support staff. Investigate, solicit and effectively initiate required training for staff to maintain efficiency with new technology and changes in office procedures.
• Research rules, regulations and procedures manuals to determine solutions or alternative approaches to administrative problems and issues.
• Provide oversight and guidance to program's professional and administrative staff during staffing short-falls to maintain an uninterrupted workflow and timely completion of assignments.
• Coordinate, oversee and distribute updates to various program directories.
• Solicit quotes, negotiate agreements and coordinate logistics of program management meetings and other program events.
• Assist program managers and professional staff in developing and administering program's seasonal hiring plan and the recruitment and onboarding of new employees.
• Assist Records Management Coordinator in the administration and oversight of program's records management activities.
• Serve as backup to program's Freedom of Information Law Coordinator.
• Prepare and present monthly and quarterly financial reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 11 or higher and:
Transfer eligible under Section 70.1 - permanent competitive service as an Administrative Aide, Accountant Aide, Accountant Aide Trainee 2, Agency Program Aide, Business Document Specialist 2, Environmental Conservation Program Aide trainee, Keyboard Specialist 3, Principal Mail and Supply Clerk, Principal offset Print Machine Operator, Principal Stores Clerk, Secretary 1. Additional titles SG 11 or higher which qualify can be found on the Department of Civil Service website, search "GOT-IT".

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this positing UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.