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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145582

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHuman Resources Specialist 2 (Recruitment)

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81792 to $102289 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address



Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.


Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1, 70.4, or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Workforce Development and Talent Acquisition Manager, the Human Resource Specialist 2 will be responsible for developing and coordinating OPWDD statewide talent acquisition activities. OPWDD is seeking someone that is highly motivated, self-starter that can operate independently and autonomously to effectuate the recruitment plan for the agency.

The Human Resource Specialist 2 duties will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
- Develop and implement innovative talent acquisition strategies for difficult to recruit for direct care and clinical titles.
- Develop and implement strategies to track and evaluate effectiveness of advertising and recruitment efforts statewide.
- Develop and oversee implementation of social media recruitment efforts by partnering with internal stakeholders (PIO, fiscal, etc).
- Work collaboratively with OPWDD's Public Information Office (PIO) to coordinate preparation and dissemination of materials.
- Collaborate with the Regional Directors to establish procedures and templates that can be used throughout OPWDD in recruitment and onboarding practice.
- Establish onboarding metrics to measure the onboarding process and work with the regions to determine how to capitalize on best practices and take steps to make improvements where needed.
- Provide reports and analysis as needed to determine efficacy of existing recruitment processes.
- Participate in recruitment forums to ensure OPWDD is utilizing best practices.


Additional Comments • The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Administration 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.
• 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.

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

Name Chelsea Williams

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 12/20/23. Please reference the EOA #2023-516 in all correspondence.

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