501 7th Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Permanent qualifications:
Permanent status as an Addictions Program Specialist 2, G-23 and interested in reassignment ~OR~ Reachable for permanent appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for Addictions Program Specialist 2, G-23 ~OR~ Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law ~OR~ Qualify for Provisional appointment as described below.
In the event that a canvass of the eligible list for the Addictions Program Specialist 2 in this location results in less than three candidates willing to accept the position, the agency may consider making a provisional appointment.
To be considered for provisional appointment, candidates must meet the following qualifications:
Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree AND
Either 1. three years of professional clinical* or professional administrative experience** in a public or private agency/program which directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. Experience must include a minimum of two years in one or more of the following program areas: development or management of a treatment program or prevention services; review and monitoring of program operations for regulatory compliance; or development of program budget or review of provider expenditures. All qualifying experience must be in a program or organization for which chemical dependency treatment/prevention is the primary mission;
Or 2. a master’s degree in community mental health, counseling, mental health counseling, education, human services, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, or sociology and two years of professional clinical* or professional administrative experience** in a public or private agency/program which directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. Experience must include a minimum of two years in one or more of the following program areas: development or management of a treatment program or prevention services; review and monitoring of program operations for regulatory compliance; or development of program budget and/or review of provider expenditures. All qualifying experience must be in a program or organization for which chemical dependency treatment/prevention is the primary mission.
*Professional clinical experience for this examination is defined as the care, treatment, or instruction of patients in the disciplines of addictions counseling, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or as a physician’s assistant.
**Professional administrative experience for this examination is defined as experience in the fields of personnel management, employee relations, budgeting, fiscal and business administration, or administrative planning and analysis. Experience must be focused on the planning, developing, oversight, coordination, or operation of programs.
In the event that a provisional appointment is made, the provisional employee will need to successfully complete the competitive examination for Addictions Program Specialist 2 when next given and be reachable for appointment on the resulting eligible list. If the provisional employee does not pass the competitive examination, or is not reachable for appointment, they may not be able to be retained in the position.
Duties Description Serving as a Program Manager, the Addictions Program Specialist 2 will:
• Assume lead responsibility for a basic set of assigned counties and programs and will work with Local Governmental Units and OASAS to coordinate oversight and the development of effective and efficient services,
• Conduct meetings, site visits and Comprehensive Site Reviews according to agency requirements.
• Review, negotiate and approve Prevention Workplans,
• Review, negotiate and approve program budget submissions, budget change requests and spending plan modifications,
• Prepare and present a comprehensive assessment and recommendation at the annual Program Review/Budget process. This includes preparation of the Budget Review and Compare and Management plans as necessary,
• Assist in the development of Capital projects as assigned,
• Represent OASAS on various committees and workgroups as assigned and/or approved,
• Review certification applications submitted by service providers,
• Identify and bring forward significant issues of concern.
Extensive and routine travel in the Downstate District area is required (approximately 30%)
Additional Comments Salary range:
$79,325 - $100,342*
*Plus $3,026 Location Pay
Telecommuting can be discussed during the interview process.
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more..
Excellent Health Insurance Benefits Including Vision and Dental, NYS Employees Retirement System (Pension), Optional Deferred Compensation, Continuing Education Benefits, Generous Paid Leave Benefits, Compensation for 13 State holidays per year.
Telecommuting may be discussed as part of the interview process.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
1450 Western Avenue
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to one of the contacts above. Please include reference code DB/APS2/40275. Failure to include this code could result in your application not being processed. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications with your submission in order for your candidacy to be considered.