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Administrative Assistant

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Administrative Assistant
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-251
Application Due By 06/30/2017
Title Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant Trainee 1, Administrative Assistant Trainee 2
Location: City
DEC Region

New Paltz
Region 3
Regional Administration

$43,888 - $68,351 Effective April 2017
18/13/14 Salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Temporary Budgeted Item
Appointment Type *Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC M/C 06

Provides professional administrative and staff support by overseeing Regional office and support activities, provides office support to other administrative staff as needed, and assists the Regional Director on assignments. Independently handles all aspects of hiring process from beginning to end, including: preparing job postings; writing letters to canvass eligible lists and conducting follow-up; preparing hiring packages; and providing new employee orientation on and off site of the New Paltz campus. Serves as a liaison with DEC Central Office including Bureau of Personnel regarding various personnel tasks including the employment process, examination and recruitment, employee benefits, and administration of time and attendance rules.

Must understand DEC and NYS Civil Service policies and procedures, and be knowledgeable and provide guidance to staff on forms and reporting requirements about various personnel topics. Must maintain complete confidentiality in all aspects of the position, particularly regarding personnel transactions, and Regional Director projects. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills for interactions with executive and management, co-workers, representatives of businesses, nonprofit organizations and the general public. Requires familiarity with Microsoft Office products used for DEC email and letters, and an ability to create clear narrative and tabular documents. Must possess ability to make judgments about when to ask for management direction and guidance in order complete work independently. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of staff at all levels through good listening, teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title of Administrative Assistant 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 EITHER:

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

Eligible for transfer under Section 52.6: Must have current or prior permanent service in a title designated as 52.6 and within two salary grades of this position. Determination of titles that are 52.6 eligible can be found on the Department of Civil Service website, search "GOT-IT"

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as an Administrative Assistant, Administrative Aide, Agency Program Aide, Head Clerk, Legal Assistant 1 & 2 and Trainee 1, Office Assistant 3, Office Assistant 3 (Calculations), Principal Clerk, Secretary 1 & 2, Management Specialist 1, Also any language parenthetic for the above titles. Additional titles which qualify can be found on the Department of Civil Service website, search "GOT-IT".

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligible): Bachelor's degree.

55-b/55-c Candidates must include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting 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

This is a six-month Temporary Budgeted item: The incumbent of this position will shadow the current Administrative Assistant. Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Overtime, and overnight travel may be required.

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.