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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/06/13

Applications Due03/17/13

Vacancy ID6753

AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleProject Assistant (3 positions), Ref. #00769

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $81856 to $100822 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

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 To Be Determined

City Albany


Zip Code12220

Minimum Qualifications Eight (8) years of information technology experience including experience in System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for major projects including project management and oversight of application development.

Bachelors or higher degree including 15 credit hours in computer science/technology may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

Preferred: Experience in the design and implementation of a public safety/criminal justice technology project

Duties Description The Project Assistants act as project managers of concurrent teams in the oversight, planning, and implementation activities required to enact the databases, background checks, licensure, guns, and ammunition tracking for the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NYSAFE Act) legislation. Each Project Assistant oversees one or more of the following initiatives: Assault Weapon Registration, Mental Health Records and SAFE Check, and Ammunition and Private Sales.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Oversees one or more projects to ensure that they are managed consistently to ensure that the SAFE Act goals are met in a timely manner and have a successful outcome;
• Reviews and approves project scope, and working with business stakeholders, provides direction to project teams regarding scope and issue management. Works with stakeholders to develop change management and training plans;
• Reviews and provides input to the SAFE Act Program Managers on the roles and responsibility matrix to define teams’ structure and inter-dependencies, especially where structure crosses organizations and agencies;
• Proactively manage potential impacts of projects on stakeholder organizations, ensuring risks are understood and communicated, and that stakeholder organizations are prepared for project outcomes;
• Coordinates project performance and resource needs with the other work of the affected bureaus or departments;
• Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks using project scheduling software;
• Identifies risks and their potential impact on the project, escalates and assumes responsibility for mitigation strategies for project related risk;.
• Plans and conducts project analysis sessions, such as project close-outs and Joint Application Design sessions.

Additional Comments Please note that this position is funded by the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) but will be assigned to work for the Public Safety Cluster. Approval to fill this position is pending. This position will be located in Albany but the exact location has not yet been determined.

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

Name Charlene Maroni

Telephone 518-473-5116

Fax 518-402-4924

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Information Technology Services

ESP, P.O. Box 2062

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12220


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a cover letter and resume and clearly indicate how you qualify for this position. Please indicate that you are applying for Project Assistant, Ref. #00769.

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