Alfred E. Smith Building
Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include: a working knowledge of the criminal justice system; strong organizational, investigatory and evaluative skills; and the ability to work well with others, compile and organize written/numerical reports, and work independently. Preference is given to candidates with criminal justice backgrounds and/or knowledge of sex offender registration laws.
Minimum Qualifications: Permanent service in this title or one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher and otherwise eligible for transfer under Civil Service Law.
Duties Description The Program Aide will provide technical and administrative support to the Chairperson, the Board members and to the Senior Investigator. The Board makes confidential risk level recommendations regarding sex offenders convicted of New York State registerable offenses as well as offenders relocating to New York from other jurisdictions. This includes offenders from every state in the United States as well as international offenders, offenders in the military and offenders convicted of Federal sex offenses who reside in New York. The Board also provides updated reports in response to modification petitions filed, occasionally provides training on the Risk Assessment Instrument, provides documents in response to FOIL requests, and provides records pursuant to requests made under Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Specifically, in conjunction with other office staff, the Program Aide will: gather and research information to assist the Senior Investigator with the review of cases; coordinate with the Board and other staff regarding case and information flow as well as other tasks necessary in the Board processes; ensure that recommendations and other information, such as paperwork regarding various legal issues and petitions are forwarded to the appropriate party in an efficient and timely manner pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act; obtain criminal histories of offenders; prepare reports which indicate progress/status of assigned cases; utilize the database to input and extract necessary information; receive subpoenas and FOIL requests; and retrieve files to assist the Senior Investigator with the review of cases.
Additionally, the Program Aide will be responsible for handling purchasing and billing for the office. The Program Aide will also coordinate workflow and assignments of lower-level subordinates, thereby assisting in the timely and effective work of the office and the forwarding of pertinent information to the necessary parties under the Act. Extensive interaction with courts, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, district attorney’s offices and the general public is required. Having attention to detail, being well-organized and the having the ability to multitask are essential.
Additional Comments An employee telecommuting program is available.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. DCJS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit at DEI@dcjs.ny.gov or (518) 485-1704.
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Alfred E. Smith Building
Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email address above. Please reference posting #144965 on your cover letter.
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