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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 (SED) Office of the Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for the position of Education Credentials Specialist 1 in the Bureau of Comparative Education. The Bureau of Comparative Education assists the Board of Regents and the Department in the educational review of licensure applicants in the 50+ professions governed under Title 8 of Education Law. Under the general direction of an Education Credentials Specialist 2, the duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the evaluation of pre-professional and professional education and training, and exercise independent judgment and make a final determination in less complex cases;
  • Analyze credentials received in support of applicants and make judgments regarding authenticity;
  • Assist with analyzing and reviewing professional licensing procedures, licensure application materials, and proposed regulations and legislation as they relate to the Office’s function;
  • Assist with research and report on Comparative Education matters while maintaining professional relationships with other comparative educational systems and organizations; and
  • Advise other state, national, and non-governmental agencies, as well as individuals, concerning established policies, practices and procedures of the Office.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list, the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list, or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Job Titles 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. For a description of the minimum qualifications that candidates must possess to be appointed from the PCO Select Education Credentials Specialist 1 eligible list, please visit: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/pco-title-details/title-info.cfm?jobcode=35661....

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Credentials Specialist 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

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 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list, the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list, or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Job Titles.

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

For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The starting salaries for this position are outlined below. For current New York State employees, salary 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 to advance to the full performance level title and salary. 

  • $46,529 (Trainee 1- NS equated to SG-13)
  • $49,202 (Trainee 2- NS equated to SG-14)
  • $61,270 (Full Performance level SG-18)

This position leads to a maximum salary of $77,912 based on annual performance advances and traineeship advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 7, 2023 to OPJobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1593/20453) of the position 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.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$61,270, Salary for Trainee 1 title: $46,529
Box #: 
OP-1593/20453
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of the Professions

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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