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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/21/24

Vacancy ID152091

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleFire and Safety Representative (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 85%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Onondaga

Street Address The Atrium - Child Care Services

100 S. Salina St., Suite 350

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13202

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer.

Open to the Public:
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position, which are:

Either 1. Five years of full-time, paid experience in a professional fire department, military fire department, or industrial fire brigade. At least two of the five years must have been as the person primarily responsible for fire prevention, fire inspection, or fire training programs.
Or 2. Eight years of experience in a volunteer fire department. At least two of the eight years must have been as the person primarily assigned and responsible for fire prevention, fire inspection, or fire training programs. IN ADDITION, you must have successful completion of six fire safety courses offered by the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control or a verifiable equivalent. Five of the six courses must include: Firefighter 1 or Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter or equivalent; Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices Part 1; Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices Part II; and Inspection Procedures for Existing Structures;
Or 3. An associate's or higher-level degree in fire science, fire safety, or a fire protection field; AND three years of full-time, paid experience in a professional fire department, military fire department, or industrial fire brigade. At least two of the three years must have been as the person primarily responsible for fire prevention, fire inspection, or fire training programs*;
Or 4. An associate's or higher-level degree in fire science, fire safety, or a fire protection field; AND six years of experience in a volunteer fire department. At least two of the six years must have been as the person primarily assigned and responsible for fire prevention, fire inspection, or fire training programs. IN ADDITION, you must have successful completion of six fire safety courses offered by the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control or a verifiable equivalent. Five of the six courses must include: Firefighter 1 or Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter or equivalent; Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices Part 1; Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices Part II; and Inspection Procedures for Existing Structures.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Duties Description Responsibilities include conducting on-site fire safety inspections prior to the issuance of initial and renewal licenses, evaluation of submitted documents, including floor plans and blueprints, completing inspection checklists and writing violation letters, providing technical assistance, investigating complaints, and maintaining up to date licensing activities which are recorded in the Child Care Facility System database as they pertain to fire safety standards.
Activities related to enforcement actions, such as, gathering factual information, writing reports, preparing for and testifying at Administrative Hearings are also a critical responsibility for the Fire Safety Representative.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe 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 of 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.
Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is an equal opportunity employer. OCFS does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice and recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We are committed to the diversity of our staff and encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment of inclusion that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov

Address

Street Bureau of Personnel - TAC

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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