Immigrant Community Specialist 2

Grade 23

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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. Immigrant Community Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  2. Immigrant Community Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  3. Immigrant Community Specialist 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

An Immigrant Community Specialist 2 will coordinate immigration workshops throughout New York State; promote and encourage immigrants to become US citizens; provide assistance to immigrants and information on the various services the state has to offer; target outreach to new immigrant populations, based on most current census and resettlement data available; plan community workshops on immigration issues and other programs and services offered by the state; identify needs expressed by the community and tailor workshops to attempt to address those needs; collaborate with citizenship contract providers and community organizations; coordinate special workshops with state agencies on various topic areas (i.e. child health plus, housing, consumer protection); provide ombudsman services to immigrants; respond to constituents 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; 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 eight 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.

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. For additional information or clarification, 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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