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Information Technology Specialist 2, Grade 18 (PEF)

Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming)

The New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking applicants for multiple Information Technology Specialist 2 and Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming) positions. These positions offer opportunities in many different areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Web application development leveraging technologies such as Java, JavaScript, and SQL;
  • Server and networking support for our in-house data center as well as Cloud infrastructure;
  • Database Administration for Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL databases;
  • Application Integration support for API Services, Continuous Delivery;
  • Low-code platform development and administration;
  • UX Design and Development; and
  • Enterprise Help Desk Support and Automation.

The NYSED is committed to implementing progressive technologies. The positions available require a willingness and aptitude to learn quickly. Incumbents of these positions will perform or assist in performing technical activities related to application development, data center operations, help desk support, and application integration in accordance with the Civil Service Classification Standards which can be reviewed at:

Information Technology Specialist 2:
Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming):

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for these titles. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for these titles, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Information Technology Specialist 2: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in the Supervising Computer Operator title.

Section 52.6 Transfer to Information Technology Specialist 2 OR Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming): 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, which can be accessed here:

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

Conditions of Employment: 

These will be permanent or contingent-permanent appointments. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. 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 and/or work experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $77,912 based on annual performance advances.


Recruitment will continue until these positions are filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for either of these titles. You must include one of the Box titles (Info Tech Spec 2 or Info Tech Spec 2 (Prog)) of these positions in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Info Tech Spec 2, Info Tech Spec 2 (Prog)
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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