Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/08/21
Applications Due: 09/24/21
Vacancy ID: 90983

Position Information

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleFire and Safety Representative

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 80%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - DJJOY Home Office

52 Washington Street, North Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title.


Five years of active service in a career fire department or industrial fire brigade, two years of which must have included primary responsibility for fire prevention, inspection, or training programs.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Duties Description Provide fire safety field services for the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) Facilities and Community Multi-Service Offices. Verify compliance with applicable safety codes, regulations, and state and local requirements.

Perform regular safety inspections and audits preparation to include but not limited to, ACA, SCOC, agency policies and annual state and local Code compliance. Compile reports detailing findings and recommendations based on audits. Provide technical assistance to assist in corrective action to achieve compliance.

Provide technical assistance for compliance to assigned Facility Fire Safety Officers and Assistant Facility Fire Safety Officer at DJJOY facilities.

Conduct annual review of DJJOY R.E.D Book and maintain records for various fire safety systems used at various facilities.

Conduct review of evacuation and fire safety plans to determine the facilities’ ability to respond to fire and other emergencies.

Establish working relationships with local safety authorities and promote interagency cooperation in areas involving dual jurisdiction.

Conduct safety awareness and regulatory requirement training to include but not limited to Confined Space, Lock/Tag Out, Asbestos Awareness, Fire Safety and Hazardous Materials.

This position will have a home station to report to and be dispatched from. This requires significant travel (80%) throughout New York State.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments Certifications must be up to date with NYS Code Certifications.

Knowledge and experience with Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth, or working in a juvenile detention is preferred, however, is not required.

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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

Contact Information

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - RAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.