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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144886

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleResources and Reimbursement Agent 3

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - BFO

52 Washington Street, South Building

City Rensselaer

StateNY

Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer.

Duties Description Within the Bureau of Financial Operations, the Resource and Reimbursement Agent 3 will supervise the Title IV-E quarterly monitoring work for adoption and foster care, assist with coordination and preparation of the federal Title IV-E foster care eligibility review, and supervise the various tasks conducted for youth placed in OCFS facilities. The incumbent will:

• Oversee and manage the collection of records of foster care and adoption cases from local departments of social services for the Foster Care Eligibility Review (FCER) and monitoring;
• Analyze each case and identify any Title IV-E eligibility problems or concerns;
• Prepare/review sample case eligibility files for the on-site FCER;
• Develop a logistical plan, in conjunction with the Assistant Director, for the FCER and identify OCFS, DJJOY, and LDSS members for the review team;
• Serve as a member of the State team during the joint State-Federal review of case samples;
• Provide direction to staff in collecting additional eligibility documentation in support of Title IV-E eligibility for the sample cases
• Participate in the inter-agency workgroup, that includes representatives from OCFS Child Welfare and Community Services (CWCS), Division of Legal Affairs, DJJOY, Audit and Quality Control (AQC), and others, to prepare for the FCER;
• Monitor the DJJOY facilities population to ensure that relative information for children is disseminated to the local district contacts in a timely manner;
• Update and maintain those sections of the OCFS “Eligibility Manual for Child Welfare Services” that pertain to Title IV-E foster care;
• Update and maintain the OCFS intranet/Internet pages that contain information about Title IV-E programs;
• Remain current on changes in federal laws, rules and regulations that determine eligibility for Title IV-E foster care and any relevant changes that impact funding for eligible youth;
• Coordinate and develop Title IV-E training curriculum with the YRI designated trainer.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments 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.

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is an equal opportunity employer. OCFS does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice and recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We are committed to the diversity of our staff, and encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment of inclusion that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov

Address

Street Bureau of Personnel - AAC

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 eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov 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.

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