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Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming), Grade 18 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Information Technology Services is seeking applicants for an Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming) position. The incumbent of this position will work in the Server Support Center.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Install, test, and maintain systems software, including IBM Cognos software;
Analyze software releases from vendors and software configuration changes to determine their effects on the current technology environment;
Monitor and maintain systems to ensure maximum availability, security, and reliability;
Research, evaluate, and implement options that will improve system performance;
Collaborate with technical specialists and vendors regarding system hardware and software issues;
Apply appropriate agency-defined information security policies; and
Develop installation procedures and technical system documentation.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming). 

Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. 

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

NOTE:  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.  This position requires occasional off-shift night and weekend work. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $70,566 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 22, 2018 to  (Email submissions preferred.)  You must include the Box number (PIMS-293) 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: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Email Address: 
Office of Performance Improvement and Management Services

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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