Clerical, maintenance, and security positions are in the New York
State classified service. If you are interested in obtaining a classified
position, visit the
Department of Civil Service for information on examinations
and careers in state government.
Recruitment procedures are determined by the
Civil Service Law,
administrative regulations, and agreements negotiated under the laws of New York
State. The College is required to consider current
employees in State service for positions above the entry level in the classified service.
If such positions cannot be filled within State service,
employment applications from
candidates outside of State service will be considered. Note: All classified appointments are temporary pending clearance of NYS
Department of Civil Service preferred lists.
Workers with Disabilities Program (55-b/55-c)
Are you are a
person with a
disability looking for employment with New York State?
Are you a
veteran with a disability looking for employment with New York
Classified Employment Search Process:
- Department Head/Chair initiates and circulates a
Position Release for annual salary, personal service line numbers.
- Upon receipt of the approved Position Release from the Budget Office, HRM orders the appropriate list for competitive class
positions. Note: Eligible lists are not requested from Civil
Service unless a vacancy is
- A job posting is prepared and posted on the
employment web page and posted on campus by CSEA.
- Canvass letters are mailed or candidates are telephoned to expedite
filling the vacancy.
Buffalo State employees may bid on vacancies by completing the
appropriate bid form:
competitive bid form
non-competitive bid form.
- After the canvass deadline, the
responses are tallied and candidates are selected for an interview
according to the
- Current State employees who wish to apply for a
transfer to Buffalo State
submit a cover letter, resume, and employment
Applications for temporary Keyboard Specialist 1 vacancies are accepted
on an on-going basis. Apply online at
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy
Fortune or Emmanuel
Hillery at 878-4822.
Four Classes of
Classified Service under Civil Service Law:
This class includes all positions for which it is practical to determine
the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive examination. Buffalo State employees may download a Competitive Job
This class does not require
examination. The Civil Service Commission prescribes minimum qualifications for these
positions in lieu of an exam. Buffalo State employees
may download a Non-Competitive Job
This class comprises all unskilled labor positions except
those at the supervisory level. Non-employees of Buffalo State may
complete an employment
Positions in this class are
those other than unskilled labor positions for which neither
competitive examination nor the non-competitive minimum
qualifications are practicable. Vacancies are open to all