Secretary 1 - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Secretary 1

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Secretary 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 18-458 (Repost of 18-259)
Application Due By 08/31/2018
Title Secretary 1
Location: City
DEC Region
Central Office
Executive/Media Relations
$40,324 - $49,417 Effective 04/2018
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 02
Duties/Responsibilities Provide sole administrative support for the Office of Media Relations and Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs. The Office of Media Relations comprises six staff with a broad range of responsibilities for developing proactive and reactive media responses for all the agency's divisions, addressing nearly 3,000 unique media inquiries a year and regularly issue more than 325 press releases annually. The Secretary 1 supports and records all outreach with the Office of Media Relations and is responsible for maintaining the media outreach calendar for Central Office and the agency's nine regions, distributing press releases externally and internally, distributing daily clips, maintaining past media responses, facilitating and tracking media inquiries by phone and email, and scheduling meetings and conference calls to insure the agency is maintaining consistent communications about programs and announcements with the public and within the agency. The Secretary 1 will maintain efficient work flow; update and maintain office policies and procedures; design office filing systems; resolve day-to-day operational problems; handle incoming and outgoing correspondence; manage phone calls and visitors; arrange travel; coordinate and arrange meetings; enter FMIS records; input news releases on agency Reddot/website program; sort mail; research, organize, expedite and follow up on projects; and coordinate information flow by acting as liaison among key executives, staff, other employees and the public. Candidates should be detail oriented with strong editorial and proofreading skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel), interest in news and media topics, and able to manage multiple tasks.
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 9 or higher and:

Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Secretary 1, Secretary 2, Accountant Aide including Trainee 1 & 2, Business Document Specialist 1 & 2, Program Aide, Keyboard Specialist 3, Legal Assistant Trainee 1 & 2, Library Clerk 2 & 3, Office Assistant 2, Office Assistant 2 (Calculations), Office Assistant 2 (Customer Service), Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding), Office Assistant 2 (Stores/Mail), Office Assistant 3, Office Assistant 3 (Calculations), Senior Offset Printing Machine Operator, Stores & Mail Operations Supervisor.

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".

If you have not already demonstrated proficiency in keyboarding you will have to demonstrate that you meet the minimum proficiency in keyboarding.
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 on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

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.