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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/06/18

Applications Due09/21/18

Vacancy ID58695

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleChild Abuse Prevention Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address NYC Regional Office-Child Welfare & Community Services

163 West 125th Street

City New York


Zip Code10027

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and three years of children and family services experience* including or supplemented by two years in the planning, development or delivery of child abuse and/or neglect programs.

Experience must include or be supplemented by one year of investigative experience.

*Children and family services experience may include, but is not limited to, adoption services, foster care services for children and/or adults, preventive services and protective services for children and/or adults.

Note: All candidates appointed to this title must be able to fulfill the transportation-related duties of the title at the time of appointment, and throughout their tenure in the title.

Duties Description Conduct abuse/neglect investigations as assigned, following state protocols and mandates to make a recommended determination to the Justice Center.

Collaborate with regional Office Voluntary Agency Leads regarding findings identified in abuse/neglect investigations to assist in necessary practice improvements.

Review significant incidents as assigned to assess whether programmatic policies and protocols were met and provide feedback to the agency as needed.

Participate in program reviews for local departments of social services and voluntary child-care agencies when assigned, including Child Protective, Foster Care, Voluntary agency and Child and family Services reviews.

Work with Local Districts and Voluntary Agencies when assigned when assigned to assist in oversight/monitoring activities.

Collaborate with other regional office staff on assignments when needed.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments A valid NYS Driver’s license is required.

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-474-0017

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel, EOA #18-656 MAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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