Project Assnt - Grade NS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 712 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.

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Salary Information for Project Assnt
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Project Assnt NS (salary information not available)
Project Coord NS (salary information not available)
Project Dir NS (salary information not available)

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 a Project Assistant, you would direct or participate on projects which seek to improve or establish new agency or enterprise operations. Incumbents analyze current business processes; coordinate with stakeholders and other organizations; develop and implement changes; and assist with all phases of the project lifecycle.

A project is a temporary endeavor that has a start and finish date.  Accordingly, project positions are only classified on a temporary basis. They exist at multiple State agencies.

Under the direction of a higher-level position, a Project Assistant participates in the analysis of current and future business processes and requirements; collects data and performs initial cost/benefit analyses; develops and maintains business process workflows; reviews business and technical design documents; collaborates and communicates with stakeholders to identify recommendations for process improvements, overcome business and functional constraints, and standardize operations; acts as liaison between technical and functional project teams; identifies and analyzes data requirements to drive data models and structures; provides technical guidance in developing information systems; designs and develops application solution; monitors status of project and any issues, and reports to management; participates in the development of user and system testing; performs system testing; reports, monitors, and resolves issues and defects reported by testers and stakeholders; assists in developing training plans and procedures; assists with developing risk management plans; and may perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities.

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.

These positions are classified in accordance with Section 64.3 of the Civil Service Law, which authorizes temporary appointment, without examination, when the person appointed will render professional, scientific, technical or other expert services on a temporary basis. The minimum requirements vary depending upon the equated grade level of the project position, and the experience, knowledge, and skills required for the position.

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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