Information Technology Specialist 4 - Grade 25

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 661 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 4, you would supervise computer systems analysis and design, application program development, systems testing, maintenance, and implementation.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

on or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. a bachelor's or higher level degree in any field including or supplemented by 15 semester credit hours in computer science AND three years of experience in the following computer related areas: computer programming; network, storage, and systems management; telecommunications, IT customer support and training; computer installation, diagnosis, and repair; technical writing; computer security; knowledge management; database administration, design, and management; internet/intranet development, design, and maintenance; information technology project management; design and development of geographic information systems or computer aided drafting applications; computer programming; business/systems analysis; program design; or program testing;

Or 2. a bachelor's or higher level degree in any field AND four years of experience in computer related areas as described in #1 above;

Or 3. an associate's degree* with 15 semester credit hours in a computer science field AND five years of experience in computer related areas as described in #1 above;

Or 4. six years of experience in computer related areas as described in #1 above.


On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had 45 days of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Chief Computer Operator, Information Technology Specialist 3, Information Technology Specialist 3 (Data Communications), Information Technology Specialist 3 (Database), Information Technology Specialist 3 (Programming), or Information Technology Specialist 3 (Systems Programming).

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

**If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before October 26, 2022, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-381 38-714

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

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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