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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID152491

NY HELPNo

AgencyCriminal Justice Services, Division of

TitleCriminal Justice Program Specialist 1/Trainee (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

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 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 1, NS: You must have a bachelor's degree* in correctional studies, criminal justice, criminal science, criminology, forensic mental health, forensics, justice studies, law and society, law enforcement, legal studies, psychology, public justice, sociology, or a related field. Advanced placement to the trainee 2 or journey level may be possible depending on education and experience and subject to agency approval.

*Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. This information can be found at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. Candidates are responsible for the evaluation fee.

NY HELPS: 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 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.


COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1, SG-18: Permanent service in this title or one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service in a title SG-16 or higher and otherwise eligible for transfer under Civil Service Law.

Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 1, NS: Reachable on the current eligible list; OR Permanent service in this title or one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher and otherwise eligible for transfer under Civil Service Law. You may be eligible for 70.4 transfer to the Trainee 1 level if you have served one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated to SG-11 or higher, a bachelor’s degree or higher in correctional studies, criminal justice, criminal science, criminology, forensic mental health, forensics, justice studies, law and society, law enforcement, legal studies, psychology, public justice, sociology, or a related field AND a passing score on a current or previous PCO or PATT exam.

Candidates eligible for 55b/c appointment with a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the fields listed above are encouraged to apply.

Duties Description The Criminal Justice Program Specialist (CJPS) Trainee/1 will be assigned to the Office of Youth Justice (OYJ). Under supervision, the CJPS Trainee/1 will be responsible for the programmatic
administration of state and federal funding related to violence prevention and intervention efforts, as well as police youth engagement programming and opportunities. The CJPS 1 will be responsible for expanding Trust Building work started under the Office of Public Safety and the SNUG program into the youth serving arenas across New York State which is directly related to the agency’s mission of enhancing “public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision-making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.” The incumbent will also work with community and system stakeholders to address community violence over the next several years. Approximately 20% travel required.

Additional Comments Required travel is approximately 20%. Some positions may require travel to locations not serviced by public transportation.

An employee telecommuting program is available.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. DCJS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit at DEI@dcjs.ny.gov or (518) 485-1704.

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

Name Theresa Scrodanus

Telephone (518) 457-3875

Fax 518-457-4000

Email Address DCJSJobs@dcjs.ny.gov

Address

Street 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12210

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email address above. Please reference posting # 152491 on your cover letter.

DCJS was named to the Times Union’s list of 2017 through 2023 Top Workplaces as voted on by our employees.

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