1500 Waters Place
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Candidates must be permanent in this title and eligible for lateral transfer; OR in a comparable title and eligible for 70.1 transfer.
The promotion field for the Chief Housekeeper 2 position consists of candidates who have one year of permanent service as a Chief Housekeeper 1 or Head Housekeeper or two years of permanent service as a Supervising Housekeeper.
In the absence of an appropriate eligible list or transfer, candidates may be provisionally appointed if they are an employee of New York State and have experience as follows:
As a Chief Housekeeper 1 with one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c State service
As a Head Housekeeper with two years of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c State service.
As a Supervising Housekeeper with three years of permanent non-competitive service.
Candidates who meet the following Open Competitive qualifications may be provisionally appointed:
Eight years work experience in a fully functioning housekeeping department in a health care or institutional setting, three years of which must have included administrative or supervisory work experience*;
An Executive Housekeeping Certificate issued by the International Housekeepers Association, Inc. and two years administrative or supervisory work experience in a fully functioning housekeeping department in a health care or institutional setting.
*Administrative work experience is defined as duties focused on planning, coordinating and/or evaluating a housekeeping program. Such duties might include hiring employees, planning work schedules, writing reports, and/or preparing budgets. Supervisory work experience is defined as duties focused on the supervision of subordinate staff. Such duties might include assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, and/or motivating subordinates.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As a Chief Housekeeper 2, you would direct the operation and administration of a facility's housekeeping department and may be responsible for the distribution of facility laundry both to and from a consolidated laundry. You would be responsible for the cleaning and sanitation programs for all buildings at a multi-unit facility, including the supervision of a large cleaning staff; plan and schedule staff assignments; recommend changes in work routines, cleaning methods, and equipment; work with the clinical team to ensure that appropriate infection control practices are maintained; inspect buildings to ensure compliance with established cleaning programs; and supervise an inventory system to ensure that proper cleaning materials and supplies are in sufficient quantity.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) 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. 2) 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. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,087.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
1500 Waters Place
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your resume and other application materials via fax or the Human Resources email address noted above.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.