Occ. Code 2500100

 

SUPPORT SERVICES ASSISTANT, GRADE 5

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Specification

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

 

            Support Services Assistants perform duties to assist New York State employees with disabilities in the performance of their duties. Most Support Services Assistants read and summarize various written materials and take notes at meetings and other work related gatherings, but the specific duties depend on the needs of the employee being assisted.  Duties may include providing personal assistance.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

            SUPPORT SERVICES ASSISTANT: most positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional classification; established as a reasonable accommodation to assist individual State employees with disabilities in performing their duties; duties and work schedule are tailored to meet the needs of the employee being assisted; typically work part-time; function in an ancillary role and do not supplant any regular staff positions.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

            As this class is unique in its focus of providing assistance to individual employees, not their positions, there are no closely related classes.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

            SUPPORT SERVICES ASSISTANT: reads written materials aloud or reads silently and then summarizes the contents  - the nature of the written materials varies according to the work of the employee being assisted and may include technical or legal terminology and may be confidential; assists in the preparation of written materials, ranging from time cards and travel forms to reports or legal papers; attends meetings, secures printed materials, and takes notes on information that would otherwise be inaccessible for the employee being assisted; receives and places phone calls; may use sign language to facilitate communication, but is not required to have the interpretive skill of a Translator; may work with adaptive technology such as teletypewriter lines or computers with voice recognition; may travel with the employee and assist in on-site work.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

SUPPORT SERVICES ASSISTANT

 

            High school diploma or equivalent.

 

 

Date:  8/01

 

NOTE:  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualifications for appointment or examination.