Human Resources Specialist 2 Testing - Grade 23

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This title exists in Civil Service, Department of and has approximately 28 positions.

*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.

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Salary Information for Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Testing
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Testing 13 $51,920 $65,219
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 Testing 14 $55,005 $68,805
Human Resources Specialist 1 Testing 18 $65,164 $80,860
Human Resources Specialist 2 Testing 23 $84,246 $105,255
Human Resources Specialist 4 Testing 62 $100,845 $127,474
Manager Testing Services 64 $123,793 $156,224

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Job Duties

Human Resources Specialist 2 (Testing) supervise and personally develop civil service tests to select individuals for State and local government positions in New York State. They manage the work of a testing services unit and provide direct supervision to unit staff. Incumbents supervise and personally plan, prepare and evaluate tests using a variety of formats, including multiple-choice, evaluation of training and experience, job simulation exercise, constructed response, performance, and others. They supervise and carry out test development activities such as collecting and analyzing job information; developing and documenting appropriate test plans; writing, editing, reviewing, and proofing test materials; analyzing test results and preparing scoring recommendations; using electronic systems to complete job tasks; and communicating with others within and outside of the agency on testing matters. As first line supervisors, they are also responsible for assigning and reviewing staff work; developing and evaluating staff; and coordinating unit work in line with the division's program.

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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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the day of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Civil Service and have had one month of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Human Resources Specialist 1 (Testing), Human Resources Specialist 1 (Testing Engineering), Senior Personnel Examiner, Personnel Examiner Trainee 1, Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Testing), Personnel Examiner Trainee 2, Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 (Testing), Senior Administrative Analyst, Administrative Analyst Trainee 1, Administrative Analyst Trainee 2, or Engineering Personnel Examiner 1.

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.


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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