New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Teaching and Research Center Specialty Nurse

Applications Accepted
Tests To Be Held


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Salary Job Rate
20-148 Teaching and Research Center Specialty Nurse G-18 $51,268*
for positions at SUNY Upstate Medical University
for positions at SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn; this includes a Downstate adjustment and Geographic pay differential

* Shift assignments and other factors may result in a higher salary


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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a valid and current license, issued by the New York State Education Department, to practice as a registered nurse in New York State and have had two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience in the acute care specialty area.


  1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  2. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in the State University of New York (SUNY) at Upstate Medical Center-Syracuse and Downstate Medical Center-Brooklyn.

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As a Teaching and Research Center Specialty Nurse, you would provide nursing care to patients in an acute care environment requiring complex nursing skills using advanced knowledge and skill in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care. You would guide Teaching and Research Center Nurse 1 and 2's in choosing nursing interventions, developing skills, and applying knowledge. You would coordinate with other team members for consultation and problem solving of complex clinical issues.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your training and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. This evaluation will concentrate on the college degree(s) achieved in nursing or other continuing education; experience in acute care specialty areas; experience as an in-service instructor or teacher; certification in acute care specialty areas. Candidates will be certified for consideration based on the specialty area where the vacancies exist. It is essential that you describe your training and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

Mail your completed application to:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center-Brooklyn
Nursing Recruitment Office
Box 1225
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
(716) 826-4998

SUNY Upstate Medical University-Syracuse
Nursing Recruitment Office
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, New York 13210
(315) 464-4810

State University Health Science Centers have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, the above-listed SUNY Nurse Recruitment/Human Resources Offices accept applications at any time and will rate the training and experience of qualified applicants whenever additional eligible candidates are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next rating period. Your rating, once established, will be good for two years, after which you may reapply for the examination. (A new application will be required.)

The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

Retest Policy

Qualified candidates may file as frequently as every two years, but a new application is required each time.

Additional Information

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Reasonable Accommodations in Testing

It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 5/10

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