Job Description Only candidates who are permanent in the Research Assistant title or those who are reachable on the current Open-Competitive list (Exam #5044) or those who can provide proof of successful registration for the May 2018 Open-Competitive exam (Exam #8040) may apply. Please include a copy of your Notice of Result card, Receipt of filing, or indicate if you are already permanent in the title. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction, Law Division seeks a Research Assistant. Under general supervision, the selected candidate will support the agency s Borough Based Jails Design-Build Program and other agency projects and initiatives and perform various research related tasks, including but not limited to the following: collecting information and data for use in the preparation of reports; obtaining source materials by means of online library/research service databases, examination of records, published materials, and/or personal interviews; preparation of written materials and reports; performing quantitative analysis and preparing reports on the same; collecting, analyzing and maintaining factual and statistical information. Other key responsibilities will include: collecting agency records and materials for responses to Freedom of Information Law ( FOIL ) requests and creating reports or tabulations of agency activities with respect to FOIL requests and responses; responding to requests for information, data, and analysis that may be requested by the General Counsel and other agency executives; perform routine administrative duties when necessary including, but not limited to photocopying, filing, scanning, archiving, data entry, indexing, reserving conference rooms, and managing calendars; lifting and carrying boxes and files, organizing relevant agency records, climbing stairs and traveling throughout the City on all types of public transportation, and/or walking in all kinds of weather, often carrying files. In addition, the selected candidate will need to become familiar with DDC s Databases and the Project Management Information System created by DDC s Program Management Consultant to effectively retrieve and produce electronically stored information; be comfortable using Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel). Strong communication and organizational skills are required. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and six months of satisfactory full-time experience in research which involves gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and report writing; or 2. An associate degree from an accredited college, or completion of 60 semester credits at an accredited college, and two years and six months of satisfactory full-time experience in research which involves gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and report writing; or 3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years and six months of satisfactory full-time experience in research which involves gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and report writing; or 4. Education and experience equivalent to \"1\", \"2\", or \"3\" above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. Completion of nine credits, at the college or graduate school level, in statistics, quantitative methods, mathematics, or research can be substituted for six months of the required experience. However, all candidates must possess a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least six months of required experience or the nine specialized credits. Preferred Skills Qualified candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized and proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Proficiency with Microsoft Access or common project management software is a plus. To Apply For City Employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID # 396279. For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs, go to Search for Open NYC Jobs and click on Non-Employee Login to search for Job ID # 396279. Do not e-mail, mail or fax your resume to DDC directly. No phone calls will be accepted. Hours/Shift 35 Hours Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. Associated topics: assay, assistant, equipment, internship, laboratory, laboratory technologist, qa, qc, quality control, routine care
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