Immigrant Community Specialist 1 - Grade 18

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This title exists in State, Department of and has approximately 8 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 Immigrant Community Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Immigrant Community Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Immigrant Community Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Immigrant Community Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties

As a Immigrant Community Specialist 1, the incumbent will assist in the coordination of immigration workshops throughout New York State; promote and encourage immigrants to become US citizens; provide assistance to immigrants an information on the various services the state has to offer. Target outreach to new immigrant populations, based on the most current census and resettlement data available; under the direction of a supervisor, provide ombudsman services to immigrants; respond to constituent calls and letters regarding immigration matters and other concerns; follow-up with appropriate federal, state and local agencies; provide referrals to Citizenship contract providers for legal immigration assistance; assist in preparation of media advisories and flyers announcing workshops/events organized by the unit and provide translations; design flyers and prepare media advisories informing the public of upcoming information sessions/workshops in a timely manner for Director's review and approval; as well as other duties as needed.

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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.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have six years experience providing assistance, direction or support helping constituents, clients or citizens to understand and participate in public and private programs. A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for up to four years of the required experience. A Master's degree may be substituted for up to five years of the required experience. Knowledge and proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not a requirement.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Mobility Options

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