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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/01/18

Applications Due06/18/18

Vacancy ID53867

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleAssociate Director Training 1, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $79184 to $100091 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Candidates who have one year of permanent service as an Associate Director of Training 1, M-1, or who are 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 are eligible to apply. If you are unsure your title qualifies for transfer, you may contact OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV for a determination.

In accordance with Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law, this notice advises all employees of the Office of Mental Health that we may conduct a non-competitive promotional examination for the position of Assistant Director Training 1 in Albany. Permanent appointment may be made by non-competitive promotion of an applicant, who meets the position’s minimum qualifications, of having at least one year of permanent service in a professional training position allocated to Grade 23, if all requirements of a non-competitive promotion appointment are met.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH), Center for Human Resource Management, Bureau of Education and Workforce Development (BEWD), is recruiting to fill an Associate Director of Training 1, M-1, position. The Bureau plays a critical role in providing OMH employees with the ability to acquire and enhance their knowledge and skills, thus allowing them to adapt to a rapidly changing and challenging environment.

The Associate Director of Training 1 will assist the Director in managing administrative workforce programs and initiatives, and develop and maintain relationships with control agencies, facilities, program leads, and educational institutions. The incumbent will provide advice, guidance, and technical assistance to directors of staff development and training at OMH facilities statewide. This position will provide leadership and oversight for major OMH administrative workforce development programs/initiatives designed to train and develop the OMH workforce including, but not limited to:

OMH Leadership Academy – Incumbent will serve as the program lead for the OMH Leadership Academy, a certificate program providing participants with the opportunity to explore current and emerging management practices and to more fully understand the overall mission and goals of OMH. The program is designed to develop the agency’s managers and leaders of the future.

Instructor-Led Training and eLearning – This position will develop, coordinate, and present live training to OMH and other NYS staff; develop course curricula for new live and online training; obtain quotes from and coordinate with vendors to provide training; and work with program areas to assess training needs.

Technology Innovation/Utilization – The incumbent will have lead responsibility for researching, prioritizing, and implementing technology-based and/or blended learning solutions to provide cost-effective ways to meet the workforce development needs of OMH staff in our fast-changing environment. Incumbent will serve as the agency expert on elearning, authoring tools, distance learning, copyright law, etc. Limited budgets, combined with a decreasing amount of release time available for staff to attend training, make it essential that OMH understand, acquire, implement and maintain up-to-date training technologies to ensure we develop and maintain a qualified workforce to carry out the agency’s mission.

Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) – Incumbent will oversee OMH use of the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS), serving as an agency expert on SLMS and working closely with facilities to ensure that local SLMS administrators at each facility know how to use the product to operate their training programs effectively and produce the data needed for reporting (e.g., for the Joint Commission, for mandated training, etc.).

The incumbent will also manage and coach a team of six professional staff (Training Specialists 1s and 2s).

Additional Comments You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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

Name Cheryl Prochera


Fax (518) 486-3897

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or .pdf format to Please include the title of the position, location, and the Vacancy ID# in the subject line of your email when applying.

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