Teaching Assnt

Grade 09

New York State has approximately 32 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.

*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. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

Career Ladder

There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.

Summary of Job Description

As a Teaching Assistant, you would, under the general supervision of a fully qualified teacher, perform duties related to providing direct instructional service to students. Some of these duties include, but would not be limited to: utilizing suggested techniques and lesson plans, tests and teaching aids developed by a fully qualified teacher, instructing learners individually or in groups for the purpose of conveying specific and limited subject matter; reinforcing subject matter previously taught by a teacher by guiding pupils through a prescribed and frequently repetitive learning exercise; administering, proctoring, and correcting tests; preparing training aids and utilizing technology and computers as part of the learning environment; maintaining group control in the class; and accompanying learners on field trips or on special activities.

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.

For all qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have  one of the following certificates issued by the New York State Education Department:

Either 1: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate

Or 2: Pre-Professional Teaching Assistant Certificate

Or 3: Continuing Certificate as a Teaching Assistant

Or 4: Provisional, Initial, Permanent, or Professional Teacher Certificate

Requirements for Continued Employment: Possession of a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate, PreProfessional Teaching Assistant Certificate, Continuing Certificate as a Teaching Assistant, or a Provisional, Initial,Permanent, or Professional Teacher Certificate issued by the New York State Education Department is necessary for continued employment. Loss of certification will result in termination of employment.

This IS NOT an application to gain a Teaching Assistant or Teacher certificate. Applicants must possess one of the certificates in the minimum qualifications in order to qualify 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.


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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