Occ. Code 2883100

STUDENT ASSISTANT, NS

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

Student Assistants perform a variety of activities in support of agency programs. Duties range from general office clerical responsibilities to paraprofessional, technical, and professional responsibilities, which may be related to an individual's area of formal educational study. Duties are assigned commensurate with an individual's level of education and experience.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

STUDENT ASSISTANT: non-competitive jurisdictional classification; filled by high school, college, or graduate school students; all positions and appointments are temporary.

RELATED CLASSES

Legal Aides perform a variety of tasks related to legal research and typically work under the supervision of an Attorney. Appointees are expected to have formal college education in law or political science.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

STUDENT ASSISTANT: under close supervision, performs a variety of activities; works with agency staff in compiling information; maintains records; receives and directs callers; copies documents; opens and sorts mail; files correspondence; reviews documents for completeness of entries; reviews reports and summarizes contents; responds to routine inquiries; conducts research; develops, maintains, and updates databases; assists in preparing, reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing a variety of records and reports specific to the program assigned; may perform a variety of other duties usually associated with a formal program between the agency and the study program in which the student is enrolled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

STUDENT ASSISTANT

Non-competitive: must be enrolled in high school or be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate college student.

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