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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152330


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAdaptive Equipment Specialist

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $64693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Wayne

Street Address 703 East Maple Ave.

City Newark


Zip Code14513

Minimum Qualifications This title is non-competitive. No examination is necessary. However, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position:
Two years of experience in design and manufacture of adaptive equipment for individuals with complex physical disabilities and conditions


Two years of full performance carpentry, mechanical or related trade experience, one year of which must have been in the design and manufacture of adaptive equipment for individuals with complex physical disabilities and conditions.

Duties Description Duties will include the design, construction and maintenance of adaptive equipment throughout Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates and surrounding counties as assigned by the Chief PT. Must be able to perform moderate to heavy manual labor, carry out written and verbal instructions and operate a motor vehicle.

The position will require regular contact with the Adaptive Equipment Specialist team, service recipients, families, clinicians, residential and program staff and vendors/equipment suppliers. Provide input at seating and positioning clinics, check new equipment at delivery, repair specified durable medical equipment and provide in-service training to staff on the use of specialized equipment. Physical demands are considerable and include bending, lifting, standing, and walking. NYS driver's license is required for daily travel throughout the 10 county DDSO to cover adaptive equipment needs at residences, clinics, and day programs.

Specific tasks assigned to this position include, but are not limited to design, construction, maintenance and repair of wheelchairs and other positioning, mobility and adaptive devices, shop maintenance, ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment for emergent response and prioritizing work based upon critical need.
Necessary and preferred shop skills include upholstery (machine sewing, working with various foams and upholstery materials); working with high and low temperature plastics (including forming and welding); metal working (including welding and brazing operations); woodworking; knowledge of low-volt electronics and switching applications, and safe operation of a variety of stationary and portable power tools and hand tools.

Additional Comments • For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or email to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD 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.

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

Name Posting Department - HRMO


Fax 585-461-8935

Email Address


Street 620 Westfall Road

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the EOA #24-044 in all correspondence

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