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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/19/23

Vacancy ID145413

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAssociate Director Training 1 MH EOA#23-546

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $88283 to $111592 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address Long Island OPWDD

415-A Oser Avenue

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11708

Minimum Qualifications Promotion: one year of permanent service as a Training Specialist 2 (Mental Hygiene)
Transfer: one year of permanent service as an Associate Director Training 1, Mental Hygiene or one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional appointment candidates must have one year of permanent service in a Training Specialist 2 Mental Hygiene, grade 23 (Mental Hygiene Staff Dev Spec 4); or two years as a Training Specialist 1 Mental Hygiene, grade 18 (Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3), Training Specialist 1 Nursing (Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 (Nursing).

Conditions of Employment: If the number of interested candidates is three or fewer, a competitive examination will not be held and the agency at its discretion may nominate qualified employee for non-competitive promotion under the provisions of Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description • The Training Director is responsible for effectively training, supervising, communicating, planning, managing and evaluating a comprehensive training program to maintain a technically skilled and value-based workforce that effectively meets OPWDD's mission.
• Dialogue with State Operations managers to communicate GOER and OPWDD training initiatives.
• Monitor compliance with OPWDD, GOER and other required training and follow-up with managers and staff to maintain compliance.
• Acts as the Chairperson of the Direct Support Development Council, providing oversight of Statewide Traineeship guidelines for Direct Support Assistant Trainee, Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee, and supervisory Developmental Assistant Trainee.
• Collaborate and work with statewide directors/managers of Workforce and Talent Management in order to support initiatives affecting recruitment/onboarding/retention of new employees and a workforce of existing employees who effectively deliver services in concurrence with OPWDD mission.
• Liaison with Clinical Department Heads to support needs of clinical departments to maintain current and effective training for staff, students and volunteers in clinical positions who provide direct services in a managed care environment.
• Direct and indirect supervision of training and administrative staff.
• Use technology to effectively deliver content in a 24/7 organizational environment, manage staff and collaborate with colleagues.
• Assist staff in completion of mandatory online trainings as requested.
• Delivery of required training topics such as Core Competencies for supervisors.
• Participate and lead the monthly Direct Support Development Council meeting. Other meetings include: Promote Progress, NEO schedule and Feedback Session, Monthly Training Directors Meeting
• Manage the delivery of New Employee Orientation program. Work with the Human Resources to effectively manage sufficient offerings to satisfy hiring needs.
• Communicate to employees of available educational and training opportunities.
• Participate on committees and workgroups such as Leadership, Workplace Violence Prevention , Labor-Relations, Statewide Training Directors, Health and Safety, and Wellness.
• As assigned, perform DDSOO Administrator on Duty functions in order to support health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities and staff and adherence to OPWDD polices.



Additional Comments • 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
• 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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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

Name Long Island OPWDD Human Resources

Telephone 6313264482

Fax 631-493-1784

Email Address


Street Long Island OPWDD

45 Mall Drive, Suite 1

City Commack

State NY

Zip Code 11725


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter and resume by December 19, 2023.
Please reference EOA#23-546 in all correspondence.

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