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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/23

Applications Due12/28/23

Vacancy ID144977

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDirector of Nursing 1 (Developmental Disabilities)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $123822 to $131592 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Schenectady

Street Address 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady


Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service list for the title;
• Transfer Opportunity for qualified employees of New York State; have permanent status as Director Nursing 1 (Developmental Disabilities) and be eligible for lateral transfer;
• Provisional Opportunity: If there is a not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment.

Candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State, have a Registered Nurse license and current registration to practice nursing in New York State, a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and one year of service as a Registered Nurse Supervisor 1. If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score you may not be retained.

Duties Description *Posted hiring rate includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for M/C M-1 ($88,283), an Increased Hiring Rate ($15,539), Geographic Pay Differential ($20,000). The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($111,5592), Geographic Pay Differential ($20,000).


The Director Nursing 1 (DD) is responsible for the clinical oversight and supervision of the nursing staff at Capital District DDSO and has a direct impact on the quality of nursing and health care provided to individuals receiving services from OPWDD. Additionally, during the months of June, July, and August ensures the clinical services needed for the Camp Wilton Summer Program are coordinated and provided.

The primary role of this position is to assure that guidance and practices provided to state operated and voluntary providers ensures quality care and compliance with all laws, regulations (including compliance with laws, regulations with NYS Department of Health, Center for Medicaid Services, OSHA, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, NYS Education Department and the Center for Disease Control), procedures and standards regarding health care services; provide clinical insight needed in the coordination and development of treatment care plans and programs; maintain and collect data for evaluations and studies to determine the most effective way of delivering services and evaluating the success of treatment; participate with various planning and program development committees, and provide in-service training. The responsibilities of this position will include:

• Maintains oversight of the Nursing Department and directly supervises the nurse administrators and indirectly supervises RNs, LPNs, CMHNs, and agency nurses. Prepares and delivers performance evaluations for direct reports. Conducts supervisory meetings and other duties as needed.
• Shows strong interpersonal skills including leadership, effective communication (both oral and in writing) when working with others and in groups and provides relevant input and feedback.

• Assists Deputy Director with managing the staffing of the department and coordinates with Human Resources in recruitment, hiring, and training.
• Assist nursing department with Electronic Health Records utilization/documentation and trainings.

• Oversight of pharmacy reviews.
• Oversight of nursing department incident reporting and follow up.
• Conducts on-site visits to Capital District IRAs, Day Habs and Adirondack Clinic.
• Maintains oversight of meetings with Treatment Teams to discuss and coordinate individual treatment plans and programs. Follows up to ensure that treatment planning and service delivery are accomplished and documented. Ensures quality care and compliance with all laws, regulations, procedures, and standards regarding health care services to approximately 400 consumers.
• Participates in and supervises the development of Plans of Corrective Action related to nursing services for residential and day program sites as assigned.

• This position participates in a bi-weekly Community of Practice with the Statewide Director of Nursing and Health Services. During this meeting the NPCs are updated and informed about any changes needed in the Nursing program for the organization. This information is distributed to Capital District’s management, clinic medical staff and nurses.

• Supports the distribution and sharing of resource information, policy/regulatory updates among nursing staff to ensure all are informed and up-to date on any changes occurring.

• Assists Statewide Director of Nursing and Health Services and other NPCs throughout the state with developing relevant training curriculums that can be utilized across the state to support care to individuals and to ensure compliance with regulations.

• Provides direction, guidance, and training to direct care staff, management, clinic medical staff, and families related to relevant nursing care issues.

• Oversight of Agency nursing contracts/scheduling, expenditures and ensuring the level of services provided by agency nursing is consistent with the standards and practices of OPWDD.

• This role in collaboration with the Infection Control Nurse, provides oversight, direction and policy development as needed or requested and ensures compliance in the infection control aspect of health care for the individuals served (e.g., PPD, PPE Guidance documents in the control of communicable disease and Pandemic planning).

• Supervises the maintenance of medical and other records and files pertinent to the treatment and care of service recipients and supervises the development of data from records and files for various evaluations or studies to determine the most effective way of delivering services and evaluating the success of the treatment.

• Participates with planning and program development committees as assigned.

• Demonstrates the ability to collect and review information and present salient points in a clear and concise manner to others.

• Assist nursing department with Electronic Health Records utilization and trainings.
• Prioritize tasks that assure the best use of resources and that department outcomes are achieved.

• Able to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other relevant IT programs to support the work of the clinical team.

• Participates on the Administrator on Duty (AOD) rotation.

• Other duties as assigned.



Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• 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

• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at to obtain information and RA forms.

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements, and previously approved vacation/holiday time will be honored in the new assignment.

• 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.

• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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

Name Capital District DDSO

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536

*Please reference EOA #23-1320 in all correspondence.

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