MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree or higher and five years of progressively responsible administrative leadership experience. At least, three of the five years of experience should be in a position involving lead responsibility for program and/or policy matters. Candidates must be able to demonstrate superior skills in oral and written communications, and especially in developing plain language information to communicate effectively with applicants, licensees and the public. Awareness of the role of technology in the professions and in creating effective/efficient communications and processes is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate public speaking skills; understanding of the legislative process; knowledge of current practice and research in the professions; and general research and survey skills. Although not required, licensure in a profession defined in Title VIII of the Education Law would be an asset as would experience dealing with governmental, educational, or regulatory boards. Most importantly, the Executive Secretary must have a dedication to public protection and a broad, well-developed array of administrative skills, with a background in public administration being ideal.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is in the exempt class and serves at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of Budget approval.
*Salary leads to $114,961 through annual performance advances.
The duties that the incumbent of the vacancy will be expected to perform.
The New York State Education Department is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Secretary for the State Boards for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Dietetics & Nutrition and the Committees for Medical Physics and Athletic Trainer. Under the direct supervision of the Associate Commissioner for the Professions, the Executive Secretary performs leadership, liaison, and coordination tasks for a broad range of activities related to the professions of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dietetics & Nutrition, Medical Physics, and Athletic Trainer and coordinates the work of the Professional State Boards and Committees. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop requirements for licensure and review and evaluate applications for licensure;
• Assess professional practice issues; convene disciplinary panels and provide technical assistance to legislative staff and prepare bill comments and assist in the development of Departmental bills and other matters regarding professional regulation;
• Confer with Office of the Professions (OP) management staff, as well as, with State and national associations on matters related to practice, professional training, and licensure;
• Interview and recommend prospective Board members to the Department and the Board of Regents;
• Provide support for the State Boards, including preparation of State Board agendas, minutes, and reports;
• Participate in activities relating to professional training, licensure, or practice;
• Prepare responses to numerous requests from the field for information regarding licensure or practice;
• Develop reports on professional matters, participate in the Department’s implementation of the Board of Regents strategic plan;
• Respond to inquiries from other agencies or individuals and manage the Board Office;
• Work collaboratively with other OP staff to develop application materials, consumer information, plain language information for licensees, and materials for the OP website.
Additional comments regarding the vacancy.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by August 2, 2013 to the email address listed below. Email submissions are preferred. Please include the Box number (OP-799) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.