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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/06/18

Applications Due06/19/18

Vacancy ID54013

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDevelopmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 - Posting #18-183

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade21

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

Salary RangeFrom $66052 to $83752 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Orange

Street Address Orange/Rockland/Westchester Counties

Base: Middletown Office, 42 Rykowski Lane

City Middletown


Zip Code10941

Minimum Qualifications 1. Must currently be a permanent Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1.
2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1.
3. Eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 by the Department of Civil Service (Must also be within 2 salary grades of the targeted title).

NOTE: Provisional appointments will only be considered if there are insufficient in-Title and/or Civil Service List candidates.

Duties Description • Function as the Vacancy Management Coordinator, 70% dedicated to perform these duties.
• Attending staff utilization meetings.
• Screening individuals seeking placement within State operated homes and reviewing referral packets.
• Gathering resultant screening reports and combining them into one report to be submitted to the DDRO.
• Tracking individuals’ movement within state operated homes.
• Tracking individuals admitted to hospitals and skilled nursing homes.
• Along with the Staffing Coordinator 20% of the job will consist of working on staff utilization, attending staff utilization meetings, reviewing requests to fill, staff vacancies within state operated homes, tracking and reviewing overtime, staff movement, utilization of per-diem staff, and tracking administrative and medical leaves.
• Completing bi-weekly reports on overtime management and proper utilization of staff.
• The remaining 10% of the duties will consist of working on special projects for the Deputy Director and the DDPS4s.
• Act as liaison along with personnel and CSEA for staffing issues and attend Personnel pre-hire orientation to give a presentation to potential hires outlining expectations and job description for DSA’s.
• Assist Team supervisors with overtime management and proper utilization of staff.
• Visiting homes to become familiar with current population and layout of homes.
• Matching individuals to vacancies within state operated homes.
• Sending referral packets to teams in all three counties.
• Attending vacancy management meetings for three counties.
• Working closely with Placement Unit.
• Act as a back-up to the Vacancy Management Coordinator.
• Other duties as assigned

30% Travel Will Be Required to Orange/Rockland/Westchester Counties.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: HVDDSO Employees: Obtain form HV-PO 161 and submit by June 19, 2018, to:
Other OPWDD Employees: Submit cover letter and résumé by June 19, 2018, to:

DDSOO 4 – Hudson Valley
PO Box 470 7 Wilbur Rd. Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6275, option 3, then option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA # in all correspondence.

Please note:

• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• 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.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

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Name Hudson Valley DDSOO, Human Resources Department

Telephone 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Road

P.O. Box 470

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


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