THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Education Program Assistant 1, Grade 14 (PEF)
Education Trainee 1, SG-NS (Equated to SG-11)
The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Education Program Assistant 1 position in the Office of Education Management Services. This Office is responsible for the collection and reporting of Smart Schools Investment Plans and other financial and budget data for school districts within New York State. The incumbent of this position will use organizational and analytical skills to gather data that will assist with the identification and advancement of best practices in school district financial management. Under the direction of an Education Finance Specialist, the incumbent will support the effort to clarify school district resource allocation decisions and focus more of the available resources on the core instructional practices to improve student results. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Review submitted Smart Schools Investment Plans for completion and consistency with the law and guidance;
- Assist with research and analysis across specific programs to enable districts to allocate resources effectively and ensure that every available dollar is used to further student achievement in this resource-constrained environment;
- Assist with the review of proposed legislation and other NYSED initiatives to determine effects on school district fiscal outcomes;
- Provide assistance to staff within the Office of Educational Management Services as they assist school districts in aligning their management decisions with established best practices;
- Prepare reports and correspondence for the Office of Educational Management Services;
- Assist Education Finance Specialists with maintaining financial data and other critical records; and
- Create annual and end-of-program reports for the Smart Schools Bond Act and other programs within the Office of Educational Management Services.
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as an Education Program Assistant 1.
Eligible List Appointment: 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.
Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Program Assistant 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 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 Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 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 Trainee 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-9 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list.
55b/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.
This will be a permanent appointment. 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 will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.
This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Education Program Assistant 1, SG-14. The salary for candidates appointed to Education Trainee starts at $40,818 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.
* 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 1, 2021 to OHEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OHE-864/60012) 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.