Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/17/22

Applications Due05/31/22

Vacancy ID105020

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHuman Resource Specialist TR1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $59038 to $73259 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address 187 Northern Concourse

City N. Syracuse


Zip Code13212

Minimum Qualifications 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
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.

Duties Description OTHER: 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.
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.
? 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 Please submit a cover letter and resume by 4/22/2022 and include EOA # 22-104 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email:

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: to obtain information and RA forms.

If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

Please note:

• As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• 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


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

Name Human Resources

Telephone 3154736980

Fax (315) 473-6658

Email Address


Street 187 Northern Concourse

City N. Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit PRF-1 form, and/or cover letter and resume by 5/31/2022 to:
Central NY DDSO
Human Resources Office
187 Northern Concourse
N. Syracuse, NY 13212
Fax: 315-473-6658
Please reference the above EOA # 22-147 in all correspondence.

Printable Version