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Appointment Type: Competitive

Negotiation Unit: Management/Confidential

Hourly Salary: $71,482 – 98,405 Annually

Location: 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY (parking will be provided)

Minimum Qualifications:  
Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Human Resources Specialist 2 OR have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

The NYS Canal Corporation Office of Human Resources is seeking candidates for the position of Human Resources Specialist 2. The Canal Corporation is comprised of nearly 500 full-time and part-time employees who support the operation, maintenance, engineering and administration of the 524 miles of Canalways.

Serving as a human resource generalist, the incumbent of this position will provide a full range of personnel services to Canal managers, supervisors and employees. Staff works directly with the Department of Civil Service as well as agency counterparts at the New York Power Authority who administer the Human Resource systems on behalf of Canals. Incumbents are responsible for interpreting and implementing personnel practices and policies and providing support services to the Canal organization in the application and implementation of Civil Service Rules and Regulations and Canal Personnel rules and practices.

The position will be based in Albany and perform the following duties: staffing services including recruitment, examination planning and placement; job analysis and position classification; oversight of the information in the Canal human resource management and NYSTEP systems to ensure position integrity and quality assurance; coordination and administration of the employee benefit programs, including leaves. Provide guidance and assistance regarding appointment, promotion, transfer, status and salary of employees. The incumbent will also assist the Director of HR with special projects in all areas of Human Resource management; provide supervision to members of the HR team and perform a variety of other HR duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and effectively as part of a team in addressing human resource management issues. Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proficiency in Civil Service Systems, such as NYSTEP and ELMS, as well as Excel, PowerPoint and Visio, are a plus.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of November 16, 2018 to Please include the position title, HR Specialist 2, in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

phone: 518.449.6003


The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at