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Examinations Editor, Grade 18 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Examinations Editor 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:

  • Supervise the work of assistant editing staff, including the preparation of electronic reports as required;
  • Edit assigned examination materials according to established guidelines;
  • Assist the test development team in reviewing work in progress to ensure assignments are completed in accordance with established deadlines;
  • Assist the test development team in maintaining strict security of examinations;
  • Maintain files of examinations and field tests; and
  • Assist with training of new assistant editors and clerical staff.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Examinations Editor.

Section 70.1 Transfer:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Public Information Specialist 1 or Public Information Specialist 2. 

Provisional Appointment:  In the absence of eligible list has fewer than three acceptors, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered.  For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have a bachelor's degree, including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in English or journalism, AND two years of professional experience in editing, which includes reviewing and revising factual written material for publication to achieve correctness and clarity of language; insuring that typed or printed materials are error free; and completing editorial work to meet established deadlines.  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Examinations Editor 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 or non-permanent provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating unit may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.

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


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 1, 2019 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (P12-1972/66404) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Email Address: 
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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