Business Document Specialist 4 - Grade 17

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This title exists in State, Department of and has approximately 4 positions.

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Salary Information for Business Document Specialist Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Business Document Specialist Trainee 06 $35,177 $43,521
Business Document Specialist 1 09 $41,399 $50,884
Business Document Specialist 2 11 $46,306 $56,743
Business Document Specialist 3 14 $54,860 $66,634
Business Document Specialist 4 17 $61,516 $78,307
Business Document Specialist 5 20 $72,032 $91,381

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Job Duties

As a Business Document Specialist 4, you would oversee multiple sections headed by Business Document Specialists 3 and provide high level legal and/or business expertise to individuals. You would direct work activities in assigned sections by monitoring productivity and arranging for resources; analyze operations to ensure work flows smoothly; analyze data trends on requests and compliance questions brought by attorneys, paralegals, and the business community for the State's Business Corporation Law and related laws; act as primary liaison with program counsel and management on complex filing issues; serve as liaison with information technology staff on the development, testing, and maintenance of computer applications; and perform the full range of administrative supervisory duties.

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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.

For New York State employees: On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Business Document Specialist 3.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 23, 2023, 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.


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

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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.

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