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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/09/18

Applications Due08/19/18

Vacancy ID57929

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleHousing Specialist 1/Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

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

Housing Specialist Trainee 1, SG-NS:

Eligible for a lateral transfer, or a 70.1 transfer, by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title.

NOTE: Candidates who are currently reachable on an appropriate eligible list for the Housing 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 position will be located within the Bureau of Housing Services area in either the Services Program Unit or the Capital Program Unit.
Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop and manage projects that provide housing and/or services for homeless and low-income households.

• Evaluate proposals for funding; write funding evaluations and recommendations; negotiate terms and conditions of the contract; and assemble and submit contract packages for approval.

• Manage contracts by working with grantees; provide materials, documents and procedural information; review contracts, operating budgets, and service delivery plans; and assist with appropriate revisions to plans and applications.

• Monitor performance of grantees which includes conducting site visits, inspections, case file review, and program report reviews.

• Review and process payment requests in a timely manner; address contractor performance issues under the direction of supervisors.

• Assist in special projects such as collecting data, preparing training materials, maintaining databases and preparing annual or other special reports.

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 #18-149 when submitting your application.** If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-149 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) 402-3991

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.

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

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.

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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