Local Government Specialist 1, Grade 18, NYDOS

The Department of State is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Local Government Specialist 1.  The individual selected will be employed on a provisional pending examination basis in the Division of Local Government.  Applications are due February 22, 2018.

SALARY:            Local Government Specialist 1, Grade 18 ($55,494 - $70,566)   

                             (THIS POSITION IS IN THE PS&T BARGAINING UNIT)  

LOCATION:         99 Washington Avenue       

                              Albany, New York

DUTIES, Local Government Specialist 1:

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 government 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:

-draft and deliver 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;

-provide technical assistance on planning and zoning matters, municipal operations management, and local government consolidation to local officials; 

-draft written materials to guide local officials on comprehensive planning, and land use regulation, consolidation of services, government efficiency, and other management topics;

-assist local government officials on implementing long-range planning; facilitating inter-agency cooperation; and identifying, analyzing, and proposing solutions to community development needs; 

-prepare research and policy recommendations to offer resolutions to programmatic and public policy issues through the development of intergovernmental partnerships and municipal consolidation;

-promote 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,

-manage community development and local government efficiency projects, including review of grant 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A master’s degree or juris doctorate and one year of experience drafting and analyzing policy and implementing programs pertaining to local governments, such as comprehensive planning, land use regulation, service delivery, economic development, or finance at a state or local level.

A bachelor’s degree and two years of the above relevant experience.

An associate’s degree and four years of the above relevant experience.

Or six years of the above relevant experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please submit a cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position by February 22, 2018 to:

NYS Department of State
Bureau of Human Resources Management
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1150
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Fax (518) 402-3656

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within 3 days of effective date of employment.

THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, MINORITIES, DISABLED PERSONS AND VIETNAM ERA VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED, UPON REQUEST, FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

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