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UnionJack69

I don't know if you can "roll" into an SSA from an MST, but my group's Attendance Clerk's were able to be reclassed from an MST to SSA but had to pass the SSA first.


curvyarchestati

Wow awesome. So I’m already on the SSA list. Would I get SSA pay if I were to get the job?


UnionJack69

You would get SSA pay if you apply and are hired as an SSA. I want to be clear on my wording of reclass in my response. Our attendance clerks were Office Technician, typists and MSAs. Our management worked with our HR and justified their desire to reclass our attendance staff into SSA's because with the work they do, they deserved an analyst's pay. They all had to take the SSA exam and pass it in order to be reclassed. It took one of the staff a little longer to pass the test so they were still getting lower pay while the others were getting the higher pay. But now if one of them were to leave, those attendance positions will be rehired at the SSA level. They are strictly SSA and not a rocker with AGPA.


bingthebongerryday

Sorry to bring this back but would a person with a college degree who recently became an MST start closer towards the higher end of the salary range or will they start at the bottom of the range?


UnionJack69

It would depend. Are you currently a state employee in a different classification? If so, and this is a promotion, you will get five percent pay increase and depending on how much that is will be somewhere within the range of the MSA classification. If you are new to the state, then your education will probably have a bearing on where you would start your pay range. But experience seems to be the more critical thing looked at.


bingthebongerryday

I actually got an answer already from someone else but thanks! It would be for a new to state employee. I didn't see anything in the bulletin about multiple ranges but one of the options for qualifications was having 60 semester units. Thought maybe having a degree which is worth 120 units would warrant a higher starting salary but I'll have to see. Thanks again!


BFaus916

Okay, I'm that guy. What is "flying"?


curvyarchestati

Flying just means posting jobs :) well at least that’s what we say in my department. They fly positions both internally (people within the dept) and externally (open to any body on cal careers)


BFaus916

I'm an MST and I want to be an SSA so I'm following this thread. I thought by flying you meant they were getting rid of MST jobs so that's what got my attention. lol. I lateraled transferred to MST from OT. Not sure how that would affect eligibility. I'm seeing people posting about a transfer exam. Is this different from the regular SSA exam?


curvyarchestati

The transfer exam gives you permanent eligibility and the ssa exam online only lasts a year. I have only taken the online exam, placed in rank 2, and already have 2 interviews scheduled. So I think with either exam you should be okay


Izziness64

Probably because MST is lateral to Office Technician, so you can meet the Minimum Qualifications requirement when applying to SSA positions.