Educ Credentials Specialist 3 - Grade 27

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This title exists in Education, Dept of and has approximately 2 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 Educ Credentials Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Educ Credentials Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Educ Credentials Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Educ Credentials Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Educ Credentials Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Educ Credentials Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties


Provides guidance, technical assistance and policy direction related to the collection, interpretation or evaluation of education credentials.

Directs the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures for an assigned area.

Oversees risk management assessments and activities.

Evaluates work performance of assigned staff and ensures the training of professional and clerical staff.

Interprets education policies, Education Law and NYS Codes, Rules and Regulations as they apply to exceptional certification.

Collaborates with national experts including national professional organizations in the development of effective service delivery systems.

Works independently in planning, implementing, collecting data, coordinating and administering activities, and evaluating the work of subordinate staff.

Resolves applicant problems and complaints, and responds to complex certification questions.

Reviews and recommends regulatory revisions, oversees State regulation on related programmatic areas (i.e., BOCES evaluation of teaching credentials application) for administrative compliance.

Reviews reports prepared by staff on educational systems in other countries.

Oversees special program plans and policies to facilitate quality standard by monitoring progress of new activities, initiatives and programs.

Represents the agency on both ongoing and selected national or state academic organizations, professional credentialing organizations or associations, public interest groups and task forces.

Leads process improvement teams;  Acts as spokesperson for the unit or bureau in various public forums.

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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 qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Education Credentials Specialist 2.

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.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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