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Assistant Examinations Editor, Grade 14 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Assistant Examinations Editor position in the Office of State Assessment. This Office is responsible for the development of examinations for elementary, intermediate and high school students. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work under the supervision of Examination Editors, to assist staff in the development of State assessments and test related materials including the preparation of electronic reports as required;
  • Edit assigned examinations and materials according to established guidelines and timelines;
  • Proofread typed copy and printer’s proof;
  • Monitor progress of exams and materials through all test development stages;
  • Maintain files of examinations and field tests, and
  • Work with staff and vendors on translated and Braille versions of exams to proofread and check artwork, front cover, and numbering.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in English* AND one year of professional experience where the primary responsibility of your position must have involved editing. This experience must include reviewing and revising factual written material for publication to achieve correctness and clarity of language AND ensuring that typed or printed materials are error free AND completing editorial work to meet established deadlines. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant Examinations Editor when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

*You must have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in English. Up to three semester credit hours in either journalism or communications may be substituted for English credits on a credit-for-credit basis to reach the 18 required semester credit hours.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent or temporary provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. 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. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

All SED employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.

**Leads to a maximum salary of $61,575 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 9, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (P12-2122/66400) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

Grade Level: 
Grade 14
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Email Address: 
Office of Education Policy

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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