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Education Program Assistant 2, Grade 18 (PEF)

(Open to New York State Employee Only)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions (OP) is seeking candidates to fill an Education Program Assistant 2 (ECS 2) position in the Office of the State Board of Ophthalmic Dispensing, Physical Therapy, and Podiatry. The EPA 2 will provide substantive and administrative assistance to the Executive Secretary regarding licensing and practice inquiries and Departmental guidance for the professions of podiatry, physical therapy, and ophthalmic dispensing. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review continuing education sponsor applications and licensee audits in a timely manner and assist in the development and review of applications for licensure in podiatry, physical therapy, and ophthalmic dispensing;
  • Respond to inquiries from licensees and the public via letter, fax, e-mail, and telephone, regarding  practice of  the professions, licensure, registration, and CPE requirements in accordance with statute, regulations, rules and Department policies and procedures;
  • Review applications for registration/re-registration as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE), process approval of applications in both electronic and paper-based systems, and communicate status of application reviews and registration status with applicants, board office staff and managers, and other staff in OP;
  • Conduct random monthly audits of compliance with CPE requirements by individual licensees and registered CPE sponsors;
  • Understand, operate, and modify the access data base designed for tracking CPE sponsor application and registration status and participate in the development and implementation of OP’s e-Licensing system;
  • Interpret statutes, regulations, and rules; evaluate procedures; provide general and technical information to professional groups and entities within the Department, and training staff as necessary;
  • Travel throughout the year to State Board meetings and examination sites, prepare and/or edit reports, and take minutes at the State Board meetings; and
  • Supervise clerical staff members in the Board Office in daily activities related to licensure and registration in the Ophthalmic Dispensing, Physical Therapy, and Podiatry professions.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Program Assistant 2.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as an Education Credentials Specialist 1.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. 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.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ 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.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $71,980 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by July 1, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1374/20704) 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 SED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Email Address: 
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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