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

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking candidates for an Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming) position in the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). The incumbent of this position will be responsible for technical programming support of NYSED data systems. This will require an individual with diverse IT skills who has an interest and the ability to perform technical system enhancements on a variety of operating environments.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ability to work on a UNISYS mainframe and demonstrate proficiency with COBOL/LINC programming, use of CANDE and WFL. Future development will require experience with Microsoft/.NET and MS SQL database.
  • Analyze the impact of proposed modifications on existing components of the system and implement the needed modifications;
  • Participate in systems analysis discussions, including requirements definition, and prototyping of proposed solutions;
  • Coordinate with the Statewide Financial System (SFS) project manager regarding changes driven by Statewide Financial System (SFS); 
  • Develop and execute application test plans; Identify and troubleshoot system errors, as well as implement the necessary solutions;
  • Ensure that systems and procedures are properly documented, meet Department standards, and follow generally accepted IT practices and security standards;
  • Develop project plans for system enhancements and provide project status reports to project stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming).  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 52.6 Transfer to Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming): Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Preferred Qualification: 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Knowledge and practical experience programming in LINC, COBOL, JAVA.
  • Knowledge and experience with database structures including UNISYS DMSII and MS SQL.
  • Knowledge and experience with reporting tools such as EZSPEC and COGNOS.
Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a 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 September 30, 2019 to (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (PIMS-393/00023) 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: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
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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