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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/12/18

Applications Due04/20/18

Vacancy ID51414

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAdaptive Equipment Specialist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $44564 to $56888 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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 Onondaga

Street Address 4601 Nixon Park Drive

City Syracuse


Zip Code13215

Two years of experience in designing and manufacturing assistive technology devices for individuals with disabilities; or two years of full-performance level experience in carpentry or a related trade, one year of which must have been in designing and manufacturing assistive technology devices for individuals with disabilities.

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking to fill an Adaptive Equipment Specialist position to provide routine repairs and preventive maintenance of wheelchairs & durable medical equipment (DME), as well as design, fabrication & modification of a variety of durable medical/adaptive equipment. Includes coordinating and maintaining repair schedules, prioritizing work requests, maintaining appropriate daily and monthly reports, and inventory of supplies and equipment in an orderly, safe condition. Work is done in program and residential areas in addition to the AES Shop.

Additional Comments Selection Criteria:
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against the following criteria:
• Demonstrated experience in providing wheelchair preventive maintenance and repair services is desirable.
• Evidence of ability to/experience in working with various materials including, but not limited to, wood, plastic, foams, metals, fabrics, etc.
• Experience in upholstery/sewing.
• Demonstrated experience/training in the use of equipment, as well as manual & power tools used to repair wheelchairs/DME, and/or for adaptive equipment/DME fabrication & modification.
• Demonstrated experience in electronics. Ability to work with 6, 23 and 24 V Gel and Acid Batteries.
• Ability to prioritize work requests as routine or emergency, according to individuals’ needs and parts availability.
• Ability to schedule wheelchair preventive maintenance and repairs, in priority order and in the most time & cost-efficient manner; provide loaner wheelchairs/DME as needed & available.
• Ability to maintain a daily documentation of work, inventory of supplies and equipment, document completed work on individuals’ wheelchairs in electronic files, and utilize computer for recordkeeping duties.
• Ability to maintain, store/inventory, and use parts from condemned wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment/DME.
• Ability to do online & telephone searches for adaptive equipment/DME-related parts & supplies, and order as needed, following Agency procurement process.
• Ability to follow safety procedures per OSHA/PESH requirements, maintain shop in orderly, safe condition including cleaning and storing of equipment after use and reporting equipment malfunctions immediately to supervisor.
• Ability to provide training to Occupational & Physical Therapy staff in the use of hand tools to provide basic repairs & adjustments to DME, as well as other trainings as requested by supervisor.
• Ability to interact appropriately with a wide variety of people, i.e. individuals, family member, all levels of staff and departments, outside vendors, etc.
• Possess an acceptable attendance record
• Possess an acceptable work record (e-file).

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

Name CNY DDSO Human Resources

Telephone 315-473-6980

Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address


Street 187 Northern Concourse

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a posting reply form (PRF-1) and/or a resume and cover letter by 04/20/2018

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