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Administrative Assistant 2, Grade 15 (Management/Confidential)

(Open to current NYS employees only)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) is seeking candidates for an Administrative Assistant 2 position in its Deputy Commissioner’s Office.  Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner, the incumbent of this position will provide administrative support by coordinating the paper-flow of the office and carrying out the day-to-day administrative support activities required to accomplish the work of the Deputy Commissioner and other professionals in ACCES.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the Deputy Commissioner’s calendar and travel arrangements;
  • Track incoming mail and assignments;
  • Process purchase requests, type letters and reports, and create and edit PowerPoint presentations;
  • File documents and answer phones;
  • Greet visitors; and
  • Supervise support staff in the office.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Administrative Assistant 2.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.  Candidates must also be able to pass a typing proficiency exam.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in an Administrative Assistant 2 position and are interested in this position MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $ 64,414 based on annual performance advances.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment.  Candidates will be required to pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. 


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by May 13, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (ACS-2426/40406) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 15
Negotiating Unit: 
$ 51,576
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Email Address: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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