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Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6), Grade 22 (PEF)

(4 Positions)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for four Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6) positions in the Office of Early Learning (OEL). This Office provides oversight and technical support to school districts in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies related to educating students in Prekindergarten to third grade that are aligned with the NYS Board of Regents Early Childhood Policy. The Office works closely with parents, early care and education agencies, schools, state agencies and community advocates to coordinate programs and resources, with the goal of making New York’s early learning system as comprehensive and seamless as possible. Duties of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in providing direction and support for statewide policies and programs, related to best practices for prekindergarten to third grade (P-3), including development of a P-3 learning continuum for students;
  • Support school districts to promote high quality prekindergarten programs, particularly in high-need school districts, including the provision of technical assistance to early childhood education program providers on program development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Assist with site visits and monitoring of all State-funded prekindergarten programs administered by OEL;
  • Review research, analyze related data, and write reports to inform the development of policies and guidelines related to early childhood education;
  • Communicate with early learning providers, school districts, parents, and other stakeholders by phone, email and letter, developing and presenting workshops on program quality and fiscal requirements;
  • Represent OEL on various inter- and intra-agency committees and advisory/work groups to collaborate on best practices and initiatives to educate children, ages birth-eight;
  • Complete requests from Associates in Instructional Services or the Director of OEL, to ensure the deliverables of the office are being met; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6).

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the titles linked here: Section 70.1 Transfer Determinations Between Professional Educator Titles Grade 22, 26, and 28. 

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 one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6) OR possess a master’s degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) AND two years of full-time classroom teaching experience in that subject area and corresponding grade levels. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

55b/c Appointment: These positions are eligible for 55b/c designation and are subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Preferred Qualification: 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience teaching prekindergarten – 3rd grade.
Conditions of Employment: 

These will be permanent or temporary provisional appointments. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Instructional Services (N-6) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. 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 and teaching certificate will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. These positions will require up to 20% Statewide travel.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $95,392 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 11, 2022 to (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for these positions. You must include the Box number (see list below) of the positions in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.


Grade Level: 
Grade 22
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
P12-2237/61063, P12-2238/61064, P12-2239/61065, P12-2240/61066
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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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