Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 RIS

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 9 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Temp&Disability Asst, Office of. 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.

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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. Temporary Assistance Specialist RIS Tr 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Temporary Assistance Specialist RIS Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 RIS

    Grade 18

  4. Temporary Assistance Specialist 2 RIS

    Grade 23

  5. Temporary Assistance Specialist 3 RIS

    Grade 27

  6. Temporary Assistance Specialist 4 RIS

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 (Refugee and Immigrant Services), you would develop, promote, monitor, analyze and evaluate programs and contracts for refugee and immigrant services; and provide technical assistance and information to public and private non-profit organizations on community services to the targeted population to assist in their adjustment to life in New York State.

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.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For qualified employees of New York State: The examination used to fill this position is called Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT).

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either 1. six years of professional experience* in a not-for-profit, charitable, faith-based, governmental, or for-profit organization providing human services and assistance to refugees and/or immigrants as directed or authorized by one or more of the federal and state laws governing these programs;**

Or 2. an associate’s degree and four years of the above experience;

Or 3. a bachelor’s degree and two years of the above experience;

Or 4. a master’s degree and one year of the above experience.

*Professional experience where your primary responsibility must have been in one or a combination of the following areas:

• Assessing and/or determining refugees’ and/or immigrants’ eligibility for programs designed to assist in assimilating them into the United States, achieving self-sufficiency and/or addressing other special needs;

• Designing and developing plans, proposals and/or implementing and evaluating programs designed to assist refugees and/or immigrants in assimilating into the United States, achieving self-sufficiency and/or addressing other special needs;

• Provision of programs designed to provide human services to refugees and/or immigrants to assist them in gaining
and retaining employment, language skills, housing, medical care, etc.

**The federal and state laws governing these programs presently include, but are not limited to: the Refugee Act of 1980; Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 400 and 401; the Immigration and Naturalization Act; Section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980; the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000; and the New York State Consolidated Laws Chapter 74 (Article 10-D of the New York State Social Services Law).

Non-qualifying professional experience is defined as experience limited to clerical screening of applications, distribution of forms/brochures, and administrative duties in support of refugee and immigrant programs.

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.

00-500 26-584

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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