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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 Educational Management Services. This Office is responsible for the fiscal oversight and safety education related to school district’s provision of pupil transportation services to resident pupils attending public and nonpublic schools. Duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with review of pupil transportation contracts, Requests for Proposals, and other arrangements
  • between school districts, BOCES and contractors;
  • Support the goal of NYSED’s Office of Pupil Transportation Services’ paperless initiative by using new technology and methods of communication;
  • Support NYSED’s Office of Pupil Transportation Services with technical assistance to districts, with issues related to contracts, requests for proposals, tracking of statutory requirements, and routine inquiries from the field regarding pupil transportation issues;
  • Prepare documents for school districts, BOCES, State Aid and other key leaders on pupil transportation issues;
  • Prepare responses to FOILS, Fraud Waste and Abuse inquiries, statistical reports, reports, and correspondence on pupil transportation issues; and
  • Perform other tasks in support of the overall mission of the Office of Educational Management Services.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent 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.

Application: 

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-871/04470) 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.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 14
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$48,237
Box #: 
OHE-871/04470
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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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