Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 01/18/19
Applications Due: 02/01/19
Vacancy ID: 63577

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address OPWDD - Central Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service Legal Specialties List or be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.


The Office of Counsel provides legal guidance and services to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) service network on the myriad of issues arising from the delivery of supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. This position will report to the Assistant Counsel for Service Delivery. The Bureau of Service Delivery and Program Compliance provides legal support on a wide variety of issues related to the Agency’s service delivery system including the Medicaid waiver programs, Medicaid and non-Medicaid services, certification of providers and programs, individual rights and protections, and is actively engaged in the Agency transition to Care Coordination Organizations and Managed Care.


As a Senior Attorney, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

• Assist and advise with respect to incident reporting of abuse and neglect allegations;
• Assist and advise with respect to requests for information made pursuant to Jonathan’s Law;
• Interface with the Justice Center and OPWDD senior staff regarding incident management and inter-agency reporting as well as employee background checks;
• Advise staff and represent OPWDD at administrative hearings pertaining to educational Aging Out placements;
• Asist and advise with respect to regulatory requirements for OPWDD and its provider network;
• Lead workgroups and navigate consensus building;
• Draft and review agency regulations, legislative initiatives and policies;
• Research and advise on matters related to the delivery of services for individuals with developmental disabilities;
• Assist and advise in matters related to Family Care, including development of suspension, revocation, or non-renewal of pertaining certificates issues to private individuals to provide care and treatment to persons who are developmentally disabled;
• Draft Administrative Directive Memoranda (ADMS) and policies related to the delivery of services for individuals with developmental disabilities;
• Provide advice to Counsel’s Office attorneys and agency employees on State and Federal Medicaid issues and matters.

Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Danielle Vezzi

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD, Human Resources

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by February 1, 2019.

NOTE: Pending Division of Budget approval to fill

Please reference the above EOA #2019-13 in all correspondence.