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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/27/24

Vacancy ID152060


AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleAddictions Program Specialist 1 (ATAR - Housing, NYC) HELPS

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Hours to be discussed<br />Pass days: Saturday/Sunday

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

501 7th Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10018

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Contingent permanent qualifications:

Permanent status as an Addictions Program Specialist 1 (G-18) and interested in reassignment; OR reachable for permanent appointment on the current Civil Service eligible lists for Addictions Program Specialist 1, G-18 OR Addictions Program Specialist Trainee OR eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR to be considered for appointment through NYS HELPS Program:

Either 1. a bachelor's degree AND two years of professional clinical (see below) or professional administrative (see below) experience in a public or private agency or program that directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, recovery, or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorders;
Or 2. a master's degree AND one year of professional clinical (see below) or professional administrative (see below) experience in a public or private agency or program that directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, recovery, or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorders.

Professional clinical experience involves the provision of professional level care, treatment, or instruction to individuals with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorders in the disciplines of addictions counseling, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or as a physicians' assistant.

Professional administrative experience primarily involves experience performing one or more of the following:
o development/management of a treatment program or prevention services;
o review and monitoring of program operations for regulatory compliance;
o development of program budget and/or review of provider expenditures;
o planning, developing, oversight, coordination, or operation of programs.

Duties Description The Addictions Program Specialist 1 in the Division of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery, Bureau of Housing will manage a “housing portfolio” consisting of at least eight contracts overseeing PSH housing and perform the following duties:
• Conduct annual site visits to housing providers and ensure visit findings are accurately documented in reports issued to providers.
• Assist with planning and conducting provider meetings.
• Participate in grant development and review of proposals for OASAS and other State agencies.
• Attend regional HUD/CoC meetings.
• Participate in the development and review of procurements that address the housing needs of homeless individuals and families.
• Assist in the development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of new housing-related initiatives and activities.
• Assist in the ongoing development, refinement, and implementation of Housing Bureau policies and procedures.
• Assist in the development of manuals for providers regarding programs, including procedures, expectation, and required forms.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of internal systems to track the progress of housing projects and ensure compliance with federal HUD guidelines and OASAS regulations.
• Assist with special projects as needed.
• Represent the Bureau Director in meetings and workshops as requested.

Additional Comments Salary Range:
Grade 18: $63,108 - $80,248
Trainee 1: $47,925 - $61,330
Trainee 2: $50,678 - $64,693
(some appointees will serve a 2-year traineeship leading to a Grade 18)

Telecommuting may be discussed as part of the interview process.

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.

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

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

1450 Western Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested, please submit your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format with reference code ATAR/APS1/12312 in the subject line. Failure to include this reference code could result in delays processing your submission. If you are applying for provisional appointment, you must clearly illustrate how you meet the minimum qualifications, or you may be disqualified from consideration.

**If Current or Previous NYS Employee, please provide your social security number for verification of eligibility.**

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