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Office Assistant 2

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

Office Assistant 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-008
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title Office Assistant 2
Location: City
DEC Region

Central Office
Fish & Wildlife


$33,972 - $41,756 Effective 04/15

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

Assist the License Sales unit with duties including, but not limited to:
- Serve as escalation contact for Dept. of Tax & Finance (DEC call center) and unit seasonal staff who answer calls from DECALS customers and License Issuing Agents. Calls that require additional research for resolution, system issues that will need ITS follow up and entered into our JIRA ticketing system, and complaints that need to be escalated to a supervisor would all be handled by OA2 position. OA2 must be familiar with all license issuance rules and regulations and sales system functionality;
- As new functionality is added to DECALS to improve usability, accommodate regulatory changes, or bug fixes, OA2 is responsible for ensuring all system functionality is regression tested by unit staff in lower testing environments, and to track and report any issues that are discovered to License Sales Supervisor;
- Run weekly reports to identify, and produce Lifetime License cards for, eligible customers who purchase, age into or newly qualify for Lifetime privileges. Once new cards are produced, OA2 will ensure the accurate and timely mailing of cards to DECALS lifetime license customers; Assist License Sales Supervisor with responding to businesses inquiring about becoming an agent, sending potential agents all the pertinent training components, work with DEC Revenue to get new agents set up and to resolve agent training issues;
-Assist License Sales Supervisor with the shipment and tracking of license printers. This will include packaging printers and creating UPS shipping and return labels, noting these shipments in a printer tracking spreadsheet and responding to ITS staff who may have initiated the shipment of a printer due to printer issues with the old printer;
-Responsible for responding to FOIL requests pertaining to DECALS customers' license holdings and game harvest reporting information that are received by the License Sales Unit. Also, periodically the Legal Department may ask for DECALS information that needs to be included in a subpoena. OA2 will gather information from DECALS and provide to Legal; and
-Manage inventory of License Sales Unit office supplies, including supplies for LT card printer, and order new supplies as necessary, following management and budget ordering procedures.

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 7 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Office Assistant 2, Office Assistant 2 (Stores/Mail), Accountant Aide Trainee 1 or 2, Agency Services Representative, Office Assistant 2 (Calculations), Environmental Conservation Program Aide Trainee, Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding), Legal Assistant Trainee 1, Stores & Mail Operations Supervisor, Senior Offset Machine Operator, Senior Offset Printing Machine Operator. 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 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

Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays 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.