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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/27/18

Applications Due07/20/18

Vacancy ID54701

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleTraining Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type 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 must be eligible to transfer via 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the Grade 23 level. If you are unsure whether your current title qualifies for transfer, you may contact OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV for a determination.

Candidates who possess the following are encouraged to apply:

• Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
• Strong technology skills in a Windows environment, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Experience using the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) as a Learner, Manager, and/or Administrator.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Associate Director Training 1, the Training Specialist 2 will assist in managing administrative workforce training and development programs and initiatives, and develop and maintain relationships with control agencies, OMH facilities, program leads, and educational institutions. The incumbent will provide advice, guidance, and technical assistance to Associate Directors of Training at OMH facilities statewide. This position will provide leadership for major OMH administrative workforce development programs/initiatives designed to train and develop the OMH workforce including, but not limited to the following:
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 OMH Leadership Academy is designed to develop the agency’s managers and leaders of the future, and is a priority of the current OMH Executive Deputy Commissioner.
• Incumbent will serve as a member of the OMH Leadership Academy (LA) project team and will help design, deliver, and administer the program.
• Develop training to meet leadership training needs identified by OMH Executive Team.
• Coordinate mentorship program for program participants.
• Coordinate job rotations within OMH and provide guidance for participants and receiving program areas.
• Coach participants regarding their assessment results – e.g., MBTI, 360° feedback, etc.
• Assist and provide guidance to participants in the development of their Leadership Academy Learning Plans.
• Facilitate group discussion for assigned program readings on such topics as leadership, emotional intelligence, change, and strategic thinking.
• Identify vendors for program components, work with vendors to develop those components, and manage vendor contracts.
Instructor-Led Training and eLearning –
• Coordinate, develop, and present live training to OMH and staff from other agencies;
• Develop course curricula for new live and online training;
• Obtain quotes from and coordinate with vendors to provide training;
• Collaborate with OMH program areas to assess current and future training needs.
• Make recommendations for training consistent with agency mission and goals and based on knowledge of staff competencies, available training programs and funding.
Technology Innovation/Utilization –
• Research, and implement, with management approval, 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.
• Serve as an 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 use SLMS to administer programs and certifications, including the LA, and provide reports on OMH staff development activity.
• Design certificate program within SLMS to track LA participants’ progress within the program.
• Add supplemental learning records as necessary for program participants.
• Provide quarterly reports to OMH Executive Team on the progress of participants.
• Use SLMS to identify deficits and follow up with participants and their supervisors.
Supervise and mentor assigned professional staff.

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

BEWD is part of OMH’s Central Office, and has its office space conveniently located on the grounds of the Capital District Psychiatric Center, 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. Employees at this location enjoy parking at a nominal fee and easy access from the New York State Thruway and other arterials. It is within walking distance or a short drive of OMH’s Central Office at 44 Holland Avenue.

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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 vacancy id# in the subject line of your email when applying.

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