The state is accepting applications on a rolling basis for Information Technology Specialists 1 and Information Technology Specialists 1 (Programming) for positions throughout the state, but with most based in the Albany area. The starting salary for both posts is $44,564.
Appointees who work in New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland or Westchester counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange or Putnam counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual adjustment.
Information Technology Specialist applicants need an associate's or higher-level degree in computer science, computer information systems, telecommunications or management information systems; or a minimum of 60 college-semester credit hours, including at least 15 credit hours in computer science; or one year of experience in computer-related areas, such as network, server, storage and systems management; telecommunications; IT customer support and training; computer installation; technical writing; computer security; knowledge management; database administration; internet/intranet development; information technology project management; or other areas of IT expertise.
Information Technology Specialist (Programming) applicants need an associate's or higher-level degree in computer science, computer information systems, telecommunications or management information systems; or a minimum of 60 college-semester credit hours including at least 15 credit hours in computer science, including or supplemented by nine credit hours in programming languages; or one year of experience in the following computer-related areas: computer programming; business/systems analysis; program design; or program testing.
Information Technology Specialists document business systems or processes by describing all relevant factors including work-flow processes and data input/output activities; describe data elements and overall program goals, objectives and other considerations; develop and administer a transactional, dynamic or interactive website; or design, develop and administer database systems to support IT applications.
The specialists gather, organize and perform analysis of information about costs/benefits, advantages/disadvantages and technical feasibility of designing and implementing proposed systems.
They also participate in meetings and work with agency management, users, vendors, consultants and IT staff to discuss solution options and to assist in recommending appropriate system platforms for meeting program requirements, among other tasks.
Information Technology Specialists 1 (Programming) perform coding, testing and debugging activities; plan and conduct application programming design; implement systems; maintain systems; conduct or assist in business/systems analysis; document business systems or processes; describe data elements and overall program goals, objectives and external considerations, including legislative mandates; develop and administer a transactional, dynamic or interactive website.
They also design, develop and administer database systems; gather, organize and perform preliminary analysis of information about costs/benefits, advantages/disadvantages, and technical feasibility of designing and implementing proposed systems; and perform other tasks.
No Written Test
There is no written test. A person meeting minimum qualifications will be required to complete an education and experience questionnaire online. Answers to the education and experience questionnaire will be matched against criteria identified for current vacancies.
Candidates will be rated on education and experience, which are weighted according to position requirements. Ratings are based on several factors, including IT experience; types of tasks performed within IT; education, including within computer science; and certificates obtained.
Final scores are based on the ratings received on the evaluation of education and experience. The passing score is 70. Ranks on eligible lists are determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to passing scores.
For more information including on how to apply, visit www.cs.ny.gov/pstit/announ.cfm.
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