Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/10/21
Applications Due: 09/30/21
Vacancy ID: 91117

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHuman Resources Specialist Trainee 1- CNY DDSO

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $59038 to $73259 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

Location

County Onondaga

Street Address Human Resources Central New York DDSO

187 Northern Concourse

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13212

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Currently encumber a Human Resource Specialist 1 (formerly Sr Personnel Administrator) or Human Resource Specialist Trainee 1 or 2 position with permanent or contingent permanent status; OR
Must currently be employed by a NYS agency and reachable on a Civil Service list for this title; OR
Must encumber a position in a NYS agency from which a 52.6 transfer to a Human Resources Specialist 1 is appropriate.
The Public Administration Traineeship Transition Program (PATT) and the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exams are currently used to fill this position. If you do not receive a canvass letter and are interested in the position, please submit resume and PRF-1 to appropriate Human Resources Office. Management reserves the right to consider either a transfer or list candidate.
The Search Committee reserves the right to consider only those applications which clearly indicate the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and selection criteria. Information contained in your resume will be used by the committee to determine which candidates will be called for an interview.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against the following criteria:
• Ability to maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with other Administrative Units, Community Representatives, Private Agencies, Colleagues, Union Representatives and Subordinates.
• Presentation skills, training development.
• Skills in conflict management and problem solving.
• Working knowledge and demonstrated skill in the principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Ability to analyze, plan, organize, train, assign, monitor, and evaluate programmatic and managerial initiatives, and to address related issues as identified.
• Knowledge of CNY DDSO/OPWDD Policies and Procedures and current Labor/Management Agreements.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive written proposals for new or expanded services as well as other written administrative reports.
• Possess acceptable attendance record as specified in the DDSO Time and Attendance Policy and Demonstrated.
• Possess Acceptable Work Record (PHF).

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Position will report directly to the Human Resources Specialist 2. The Human Resources Office is responsible for, and committed to, ensuring the highest level of professional services and support to a variety of customers. This DDSO employs nearly 3,000 people. The ultimate goal is to ensure the best possible qualify services are offered to people receiving services. We are guided in our interactions with the people we serve and each other by compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence, and honesty. Human Resources Specialists perform and supervise the performance of various human resources activities such as staffing services, which consist of recruitment, examination, and placement activities; position classification and compensation; and employee services such as benefits, health and safety, labor relations, evaluations, training, employee counseling, and employee recognition to build and maintain a workforce that is effective in accomplishing OPWDD’s mission and goals within the framework of the merit system.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Under the supervision of the Human Resources Specialist 2, the incumbent will be involved in activities related to that of a Human Resources Office “Generalist”. These activities will ultimately involve all aspects of the Human Resources Office operations including but not limited to the following:
• Recruitment: Identifies staffing needs, confers with Operations Managers, Department Heads, and Program Coordinators to insure timely filling of vacancies; creates internal job postings and/or sends for appropriate lists; schedules and participates in the interview process; processes personnel transactions needed within specific deadlines, and assures all internal and external control agency clearances are met; advertisements; establishes and maintains a working relationship with potential recruitment sources such as colleges, professional and technical organizations, etc.
• Implementation of decentralized examinations.
• Classification: Receives requests for classification for new positions and/or reclassification of current positions. Reviews organizational relationships, conducts job audits, and develops appropriate classification recommendations. Prepares agency classification requests and supporting justifications.
Examinations: Administers decentralized examinations; assures exam materials are kept secured and all candidates are tested and rated fairly and objectively against consistent standards in accordance with Civil Service Law: scores training and experience exam applications; maintains resulting eligible lists; notifies candidates of score and length of eligibility.
• Employee Benefits: May be involved in orientation of newly hired employees providing clear and accurate information regarding their responsibilities, rights/benefits, the organization’s structure, goals, objectives and procedures as well as sources of help and assistance; will be involved in administering the time and attendance rules and pertinent leave programs such as military, educational, probationary, sick leave and the VRWS and Leave Donation Program.
• Employee Relations: Assist in the administration and implementation of the DDSO’s employee relations program. This may involve contract interpretation, grievance response/resolution, investigations, and participation in Labor-Management negotiations, as assigned.
• In all of the above, the incumbent will work in concert with the various control agencies including the Department of Civil Service, Audit and Control, Division of the Budget, OPWDD Central Office, and Employee Relations Office.
• Other Duties as assigned.

Additional Comments SELECTION CRITERIA:
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against the following criteria:
• Ability to maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with other Administrative Units, Community Representatives, Private Agencies, Colleagues, Union Representatives and Subordinates.
• Presentation skills, training development.
• Skills in conflict management and problem solving.
• Working knowledge and demonstrated skill in the principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Ability to analyze, plan, organize, train, assign, monitor, and evaluate programmatic and managerial initiatives, and to address related issues as identified.
• Knowledge of CNY DDSO/OPWDD Policies and Procedures and current Labor/Management Agreements.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive written proposals for new or expanded services as well as other written administrative reports.
• Possess acceptable attendance record as specified in the DDSO Time and Attendance Policy and Demonstrated.
• Possess Acceptable Work Record (PHF).

SALARY GRADE: NS ~ equated to CSEA SG 13 $46,983

Candidate starts the traineeship at a grade 13 level, advancing to a grade 14 after the successful completion of one year and grade 18 after successful completion of two years. Candidates should have skills for independent organization and multi-tasking. Computer skills and organization are a must. This position requires the ability to drive from one location to another.

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

Contact Information

Name Central New York DDSO

Telephone 3153362300 ext 578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Central New York DDSO

101 W. Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 9/24/2021 and include EOA # 21-129 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov.

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office, phone: (518) 473-9689, and Email: accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.


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Please note:

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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