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Education Credentials Specialist 1, Grade 18 (PEF)

Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1, NS (equated to SG-13)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Higher Education is seeking candidates for an Education Credentials Specialist 1 position in the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI). The primary function of the Office of Teaching Initiatives is to process educator certificate applications. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct a thorough, accurate and timely evaluation of educator certificate applications in accordance with applicable NYS Education Law, Commissioner’s Regulations, and educator certification policy and procedures;
  • Conduct a thorough, accurate and timely review of educator certificate application evaluations completed by BOCES Regional Certification Officers to determine the accuracy of their evaluations; and
  • Communicate in a professional, accurate, and timely manner with applicants, colleagues, and other customers (e.g., higher education faculty, administrators, and staff; school, district, and BOCES personnel) through a variety of media (e.g., telephone, written and electronic correspondence, in-person);
  • Provide information regarding: additional documentation required to meet certification requirements; applicable NYS Education Law, Commissioner’s Regulations, and educator certification policies and procedures; information and resources on the OTI website; and the minimum requirements for NYS teacher certification; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Credentials Specialist 1.

Eligible List Appointment to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list may be considered for appointment. 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.

Eligible List Appointment to Education Credentials Specialist 1: Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Job Titles eligible list may be considered for appointment. Candidates must possess a bachelor's or higher degree AND two years of professional experience in either Human Resources developing job standards and assessing applicant qualifications OR evaluating educational or professional credentials for individuals or institutions. 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.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Credentials Specialist 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment.  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 for all candidates at the time of interview.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Education Credentials Specialist 1, SG-18. The salary for candidates appointed to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1 starts at $42,986 and, for current New York State employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship in order to advance to the journey level title and salary. 

*Salary leads to $71,980 upon completion of traineeship and through annual performance reviews.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by May 29, 2019 to ohejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (OHE-683/14629) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$56,604
Box #: 
OHE-683/14629
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
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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