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Office Assnt 3 Human Resources

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 170 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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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. Office Assnt 3 Human Resources

    Grade 14

  2. Head Clerk Personnel

    Grade 17

Summary of Job Description

Office Assistants perform office support and clerical work to meet the requirements of agency programs.  Such work may consist of, but is not limited to: data entry; math or calculations; mail, supply, and inventory-related tasks; keyboarding and other document preparation tasks; answering telephones; completing forms; assisting customers; creating or assisting in the preparation of reports, charts, graphs, and tables; and other related activities.  This work is accomplished in accordance with applicable procedures, rules, regulations, and laws.

As an Office Assistant 3 (Human Resources), you would:

Typically be classified as second-level supervisors and are distinguished by supervision of two or more Office Assistants 2.  They may perform any of the duties of lower-level Office Assistants, and are in charge of a clerical operation, or serve as the principal assistant to a higher level position responsible for such an operation.  The supervisory activities performed by incumbents in this class are similar to those described above for Office Assistants 2, except that such tasks are performed over a larger and higher level staff.  

Assign work to staff; schedule work flow; establish work performance standards; review work performance and production; determine the nature of problems and take corrective action.

Provide advice to and otherwise assist supervisors in planning, organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work operations and work procedures.

Ensure that subordinate staff is trained adequately.

May participate in the hiring process for subordinate staff, may prepare or assist in the preparation of the budget for the clerical operation, may maintain an active inventory for the clerical operation.

May function as an overall manager over a clerical or office support operation.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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 date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a clerical, keyboarding, or paraprofessional* title allocated to Grade 7 or higher. Qualifying titles are available at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/37837titles.cfm. Only the title(s) listed is qualifying for this examination(s).

*Only paraprofessional titles in an office environment will be considered qualifying. Service in a direct care title is not qualifying experience. Examples of non-qualifying titles are: Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Direct Support Assistant, Food Service Worker 1, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Therapy Aide, Security Services Assistant, Youth Division Aide 2, and Youth Division Aide 3.

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.

37-837

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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