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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 within the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). The incumbent of this position will work as a member of the Business Solutions team and provide programming support for the Department’s enterprise applications and will also develop Information Technology (IT) solutions to support the business needs of the Department. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Write computer programs based on developed and approved program specifications, including but not limited to the Java programming language;
  • Develop, modify, and implement responsive and accessible web-based applications;
  • Produce and analyze reports and queries from an Oracle database utilizing PL/SQL and SQL;
  • Collaborate with program office and IT staff to understand the business requirements of the information system(s);
  • Analyze and recommend system modifications and determine the impact of proposed changes;
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems and implement necessary solutions;
  • Conduct unit and integration testing of application components;
  • Assist with system maintenance activities;
  • Conduct business systems analysis and design in collaboration with IT’s Technical Unit staff; and
  • Ensure that systems and procedures are properly documented, meet Department standards, and follow generally accepted IT practices.
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 possess:

  • Knowledge and experience with programming in Java, PL/SQL, SQL, and XML;
  • Knowledge and experience with client-side web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and
  • Knowledge and experience with Oracle Databases and AIX operating environments.
Conditions of Employment: 

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.


APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 30,2020 to (Email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (PIMS-452/51790) 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, March 30, 2020
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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