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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/07/17

Applications Due06/22/17

Vacancy ID41359


AgencyState, Department of

TitleLocal Government Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $55494 to $70566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12231

Minimum Qualifications Six years of experience in developing and analyzing policy, developing strategies, and implementing programs dealing with local government issues related to land use and comprehensive planning, service delivery, economic development or finance at a state or local level.

Substitution: An associate’s degree may substitute for two years of experience. A bachelor’s degree may substitute for four years of experience. A master’s degree or juris doctorate may substitute for five years of experience.

Duties Description The core responsibility of a Local Government Specialist 1 in the Department of State’s Division of Local Government is to function as a direct resource for local government officials, though training and technical assistance in land use planning and regulation, local finance and administration processes, and community development planning and implementation. As a Local Government Specialist 1, you will be expected to perform the following functions:

? drafting and delivering training courses to local government officials on land use planning and regulations, community development, municipal operation and management, and opportunities for efficiencies in the delivery of local services;
? providing technical assistance on planning and zoning matters, operational, efficiency and municipal management, and local government consolidation to local officials;
? developing written materials to guide local officials on comprehensive planning, and land use regulation, consolidation of services, government efficiency, and other management topics;
? assisting local government officials on implementing long-range planning; facilitating inter-agency cooperation; and identifying, analyzing, and proposing solutions to community development needs;
? preparing research and policy recommendations to offer resolutions to programmatic and public policy issues through the development of intergovernmental partnerships and municipal consolidation;
? promoting performance measurement to assess the effectiveness of local governments;
? assist with the implementation of new policies and plans that affect New York's local governments; and,
? managing community development and local government efficiency projects, including review of applications and administration of state contracts for the delivery of local government projects.

This position often works independently in the field and requires regular statewide travel as well as frequent evening hours.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Nicole Radler

Telephone 518-474-2752

Fax 518-402-3656

Email Address


Street One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position by June 22, 2017

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