THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Examinations Composition Assistant, Grade 11 (CSEA-Admin)
(Open to current NYS Employees only)
The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Examinations Composition Assistant position in the Office of State Assessment. This Office is responsible for the development and statewide administration of all State examinations for elementary, intermediate, and high school students. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perform skilled keyboarding, including typing and formatting;
- Secure materials such as Regents Examinations, Elementary and Intermediate Science examinations, Rating Guides, Field Tests, Model Response Sets, and Annotations;
- Familiarity with a variety of software including Microsoft Office 365 and other technical programs such as MathType7;
- Prepare and edit exam questions, following specific formatting requirements, adhering to tight timelines and working with a goal of 100% accuracy for typing and formatting;
- Embed artwork and graphics provided by the Art and Design Unit into exams as needed;
- Answer phone calls and directing them to the appropriate parties. Provide information to routine inquiries; and
- Help with other support staff activities as requested.
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Examination Composition Assistant.
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.
Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-9 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Successful completion of an appropriate keyboarding test will be required for all candidates, unless candidates demonstrate previous service in a competitive title for which passing a keyboarding test was required. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.
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 one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), Keyboard Specialist 1, Data Entry Machine Operator, Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding), Keyboard Specialist 2, or Senior Data Machine Operator. Successful completion of an appropriate keyboarding test will be required for all candidates, unless candidates demonstrate previous service in a competitive title for which passing a keyboarding test was required. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Examination Composition Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
This will be a contingent permanent or a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Examination Composition Assistant 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.
All NYSED employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
*Leads to a maximum salary of $51,410, based on annual performance advances.
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to P12jobs@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 (P12-2174/06059) 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.