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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/18/18

Applications Due05/28/18

Vacancy ID53467

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleTemporary Assistance Specialist 1 or Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 40 N. Pearl St.

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Minimum Qualifications Temporary Assistance Specialist 1, SG-18:
Eligible for a lateral transfer, or a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in an appropriate title.


Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1, SG-NS:
Eligible for a lateral transfer, or a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in an appropriate title.

NOTE: Candidates who are currently reachable on an appropriate eligible list for the Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 or the PCO in Albany need not submit an application for this posting unless they are applying directly as a result of the transfer qualifications listed above.

Duties Description This Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 position is located in the Employment and Income Support Program's (EISP) Employment and Advancement Services (EAS) Bureau. This position will be supervised by a Temporary Assistance Specialist 2.

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Reinforce agency priorities and help to ensure social service districts direct resources in a manner consistent with agency priorities;
• Provide ongoing policy support for Temporary Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs by reviewing and analyzing Federal and State regulations. Prepare policy documents, training materials, improved monitoring documents, and other instructional materials for local districts related to SNAP E&T, as well as policies related to Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) requirements;
• Assist in developing recommendations regarding the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) positions on external proposals and recommendations for agency policy guidance;
• Participate in federal and State SNAP Management Evaluation review/monitoring of local district SNAP Employment and Training operations as required. Prepare reports, identifying deficiencies, and work with districts on corrective actions, including training, as necessary;
• Monitor district work activities, including policy reviews and site visits to ensure compliance with Federal and State requirements. These efforts are critical to ensure program integrity and to enable the agency to appropriate respond to agency audits conducted by the Office of the State Comptroller, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture;
• Support district employment operations through the provision of technical assistance including sharing of best practices, operational recommendation and facilitation of regional meetings for district employment staff;
• Respond to written and oral requests for information/clarification from clients, districts, community-based organizations and other sources related to SNAP Employment and Training and ABAWD requirements;
• Assist with completing the work associated with SNAP Employment and Training related initiatives and projects as needed, such as, but not limited to, Waivers, Employment Policy Manual review and update, SNAP Data Grant, SNAP E&T Reporting requirements; and
• Support central office policy development and participation in a number of special projects required to fulfill the agency's goals.

Additional Comments A full-time, permanent or contingent permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Salary for Trainee 1 is $42,986.

***Candidates should reference posting #18-107 when submitting your application.*** If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-107 as part of your subject line.

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

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone (518) 474-6822

Fax (518) 474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Development in Albany at (518) 473-8555 or in New York City at (212) 961-8216.

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