Local Government Specialist 2

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Local Government Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  2. Local Government Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  3. Local Government Specialist 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Local Government Specialist 2, you will prepare policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, and other criteria to implement Division of Local Government programs; draft and analyze legislative and budget proposals; facilitate inter-jurisdictional participation and collaboration among local, state, and federal officials as well as academic and advocacy groups to address challenges to local governments; lead multi-agency technical work groups to create and implement efficiency performance measures; and conduct the full range of supervisory responsibilities, such as evaluating staff performance to meet organizational goals and objectives and monitor time and attendance.

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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.

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

For all qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York Department of State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Local Government Specialist 1.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either 1.a masterís or higher degree AND two years of full-time qualifying experience;*

Or 2. a bachelorís degree AND three years of full-time qualifying experience;*

Or 3. an associateís degree AND five years of full-time qualifying experience;*

*Qualifying Experience: Experience drafting and analyzing policies and strategies that include land use and/or financial planning, service delivery, economic development or finance to assist local governments.

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.

26-396 37-968

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 announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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