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Education Credentials Specialist 3, Grade 27 (PEF)

(Open to current NYS Employees only)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Higher Education is seeking candidates for an Education Credentials Specialist 3 position in the Office of Teaching Initiatives. This Office oversees the certification process for teachers in New York State. Under the general direction of the Director of Teacher Certification, the duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the coordination and development of processes to ensure that education credentials are evaluated in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Provide leadership and direction to Education Credentials Specialist 2s and Education Credentials Specialist 1s;
  • Oversee the work of Education Credentials Specialist 2s and Education Credentials Specialist 1s evaluation of pre-professional and professional education and training, including making determinations in the most complex cases;
  • Determine if alternative documentation may be accepted in lieu of direct verification;
  • Make final determinations regarding authenticity of education documents in exception or problem cases;
  • Advise other state, national, and non-governmental agencies concerning the policies, procedures and practices of the Office of Teaching Initiatives;
  • Serve as the liaison to District Superintendents and address inquiries from schools, school districts, BOCES, teacher organizations, higher education personnel, the Office of Governmental Relations, and other entities or department offices;
  • Handle certification inquires received via phone, email, or social media, including communications from the Regents Office, the Office of Governmental Relations and other NYSED offices; and
  • Assume responsibility for the Office’s operation in the absence of the Director.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the following titles: Associate in Higher Education, Associate in Professional Education, or Associate in Teacher Education.

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 be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have had at least one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Credentials Specialist 2.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Education Credentials Specialist 3 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment or a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Education Credentials Specialist 3 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. 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.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $120,492 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by July 14, 2022 to OHEjobs@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 (OHE-942/13646) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 27
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$97,826
Box #: 
OHE-942/13646
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022
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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