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

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Performance Improvement and Management Services 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 assigned to the ITS Database Unit and will perform Unisys mainframe (DMSII) and Oracle database management technical support activities.  The activities are performed in the Unisys MCP, Oracle Database Appliance (Linux), Windows Server, and Windows desktop operating environments. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support enterprise Unisys mainframe DMSII databases;
  • Support enterprise Oracle databases;
  • Support Oracle application and data warehouse development and associated development tools;
  • Participate in Unisys mainframe and Oracle database troubleshooting and problem resolution;
  • Design database work associated with new application development;
  • Support application program coding efforts associated new and legacy application development;
  • Create database structures associated with application development and enhancement;
  • Participate in JAD sessions associated with application development;
  • Support the database for application developers;
  • Support backup and recovery of Unisys mainframe DMSII and Oracle databases, as required;
  • Create and maintain accurate and timely documentation; and
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, New York State agencies, and vendors, as needed.
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: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-16 or higher eligible to 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.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.  Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  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.  Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

All NYSED employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $76,387 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 2, 2022 to (email submissions are preferred).  Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (PIMS-509/01776) 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.

Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
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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