Information Technology Specialist 1 - Grade 14

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 435 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Information Technology Assistant
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Information Technology Assistant 12 $48,956 $59,757
Information Technology Specialist 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Information Technology Specialist 2 18 $65,001 $82,656
Information Technology Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Information Technology Specialist 4 25 $93,530 $117,875

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As an Information Technology Specialist 1 or 2, you would conduct or assist in business/systems analysis. This may include such activities as: 1) documenting business systems or processes by describing all relevant factors including work flow processes and data input/output activities; describing data elements and overall program goals, objectives, and external considerations, such as federal and state legislative mandates; developing and administering a transactional, dynamic, or interactive website; or designing, developing, and administering database systems to support IT applications. 2) gathering, organizing, and performing preliminary analysis of information about costs/benefits, advantages/disadvantages, and technical feasibility of designing and implementing proposed systems. 3) participating in meetings and working with agency management, users, vendors, consultants, and IT staff to discuss IT solution options and to assist in recommending appropriate system platforms for meeting program requirements. 4) assisting in analyzing the impact of implementing new or modified systems on computer resources and other agency programs; assisting with various design activities such as creating program specifications, work flow diagrams or structured charts, and logical data models; participating in the testing phase of application development such as assisting in the development of test plans, test conditions, and validation testing; developing, preparing, and assisting with documentation preparation for the system, including run books for computer operations staff, procedural manuals and online help instructions for users, and technical documentation manuals for IT staff; performing installation, administration, testing, and maintenance of hardware and software; deploying, configuring, or maintaining and assisting in developing and planning networked or telecommunications systems; assisting in the development of enterprise information security procedures and protocols; and providing and administering training in hardware and software technologies.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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