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State University of New York at Oswego Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) (NY HELPS) - Residence Life and Housing in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Classified Posted On: Fri May 27 2022 Job Description:

The Residence Life and Housing Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill multiple vacancies for a full-time Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) position, Grade 9.

Posting Date: May 27, 2022; Revised: June 10, 2024

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: $41,399/year. Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Please click here ( for more information on benefits for full-time CSEA professionals.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Office Management duties such as directing phone calls and emails.

  • Maintaining inventory for the Department.

  • Administrative clerical support for the Resident Student Staff (RSS) and the Student Operations Staff (SOS) programs recruitment process.

  • Administrative clerical support for summer programming.

  • Responsible for tracking loan sign-out of inventory.

  • Create and distribute daily Residence Hall incident reports.

  • Maintain Residence Life information.

  • Assist the Director, Associate Directors, and Assistant Director.

    Job Requirements:


This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications (NY HELPS):

One year of clerical experience where most work time is spent performing keyboarding, data entry, chart compilation or arrangement, or various tasks involving typing into computerized systems. The selected candidate must pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates the ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy by completion of probation.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be permanent competitive or 55 b/c employees of New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Permanent Appointment (Non-NY HELPS):

One year of permanent competitive service as an Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) OR be reachable on the Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) eligible list OR have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the law.

70.1 Transfer or Reinstatement:

One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) OR have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title within two salary grades of the target title that is eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.


Permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding).

Provisional Appointment:

One year of permanent competitive service as Data Entry Machine Operator, Data Entry Machine Operator (Spanish Language), Keyboard Specialist 1, Keyboard Specialist 1 (Chinese Language), Keyboard Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), Law Department Document Specialist Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding), Office Assistant 1 Keyboarding (Chinese Language), or Office Assistant 1 Keyboarding (Spanish Language).

Conditions of Employment:

This will be a permanent or provisional appointment. Candidates should be aware that a preferred list, transfer list, placement roster and/or reemployment roster of laid off State employees may be certified against this vacancy by the Department of Civil Service.

Additional Information:

For more details, reference New York State Department of Civil Service, Job Title Code #2581210, Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding) and Grade 9.

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

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