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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/22/18

Applications Due04/22/18

Vacancy ID49839

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAssociate Director Human Resources Management 1 Institution

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $76863 to $97157 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Schenectady

Street Address OPWDD - Workforce Talent and Management

500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady


Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be permanent as an Associate Director Human Resources 1 Institution and eligible for transfer
One year permanent service as Human Resources Specialist 2


be eligible to transfer via Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title.


Provides personnel services for all employees in community operations and administrative offices.
• The Associate Director represents the statewide division of Workforce and Talent Management and acts as a designee of the central office
• Manages and directs all personnel functions including recruitment, retention, classification, staffing services, employee benefits administration, leave and attendance programs, training activities, and item and authorization management.
• Implements and manages performance evaluations
• Liaisons with operations to help develop a recruitment and retention strategy for all direct care, clinical and administrative positions.
• Oversees the employment clearances, including criminal background and Justice Center, Statewide Central Register, reference checks.
• Provides training on subject matter as needed.
• Provides continuous process review, streamlining and quality assurance on processes implemented.
• Manages policy development and implementation.
• Co-chairs Committees, as needed.
• Ensures that appropriate information maintenance systems and processes are in place and that employees’ confidentiality and privacy are maintained.
• Implements goals and objectives of the HR program operations.
• Assists with special projects and reports as needed.
• Interacts with Counsel’s Office on matters involving employment law; law suits and other sensitive matters.
• May serve as Administrator on Duty several times a year.

Manages local employee relations activities.
• Manages union and any labor relations issues that arise.
• Oversees all DDSO labor relations and labor management committees and policy development.
• Coordinates and oversees a very high volume and complex range of disciplinary activities, that include administering the administrative leave process, conducting interrogations, interviews, and/or investigations, as needed.
• Reviews all agency level grievances, a high percentage which are forwarded beyond first step. Ensures that decisions are consistent with the contract, civil service guideline, rules and regulations, local agreements and local policy and practices.
• Oversees monthly expedited and full arbitrations on behalf of Direct of labor management.
• Participates in meetings to discuss the reintegration of staff returning from Administrative Leaves.
• Maintains daily contact with CSEA and PEF leaders on matters that will impact any agreements or practices; pending labor relations issues; disciplinary cases and contract administration.

Additional Comments Please Note:
• 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 Chris Dix

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume by April 22, 2018. Please reference the above EOA #2018-18 in all correspondence.

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