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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/11/18

Applications Due09/25/18

Vacancy ID58829

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleMental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, CNY DDSO - Rome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $79184 to $100091 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 Oneida

Street Address Gore Road or Nothern Concourse

City Rome - Syracuse


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Currently reachable on the Civil Service list for this specific title OR eligible for 52.6 Transfer Opportunity for those titles within two salary grades.

Should the canvass of the list result in less than 3 acceptors, provisional candidates will be considered.

Provisional Qualifications:

You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three years of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. Nurse Administrator 1, Nurse Administrator 1 (Psychiatric), Nurse Administrator 2, or Nurse Administrator 2 (Psychiatric); AND you must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Community Mental Health, or Health Administration;

Or B. Training Specialist 1 (Nursing) [formerly known as Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 (Nursing)], Community Mental Health Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse (Spanish Language), Infection Control Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (All Parenthetics), or Nurse 3 (All Parenthetics); AND you must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Community Mental Health, or Health Administration.

You must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State. If you fail to maintain your registration, action will be taken to remove you from this position.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List:

After two years of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

Order of Certification
The order of certification of this eligible list will be:
Department "A" eligibles
Department "All" eligibles
Interdepartmental "A" eligibles
Interdepartmental "All" eligibles


As a Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator within the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, you would function as the overall director of nursing services for a Developmental Disabilities Services Office.


You would perform a broad range of clinical and administrative duties, such as assisting with the development and implementation of nursing policies and procedures; interpreting rules, regulations and laws; assisting with planning, establishing, evaluating and maintaining standards of nursing care; developing staff training programs; supervising nursing administrators and other nursing staff; participating in the recruitment and selection of nursing staff; monitoring licensure and credentials of nursing staff; and ensuring compliance with various accreditation standards for nursing care.
The NPC will be responsible for the nursing oversight and implementation of all health related issues in all CNY DSO settings, which includes, but is not limited to family care, IRAs, ICF, day programs, article 16 clinics, employee health, infection control, and other programs operated and/or certified by the DDSO. You would provide technical assistance to the voluntary-operated agencies within the region, and provide on-site assistance and guidance to such agencies as needed.

Additional Comments SELECTION CRITERIA:

• Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against Administrative Units, Community Representatives, Private Agencies, Colleagues, Union Representatives and Subordinates.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors.
• Knowledge and experience in administration principles such as developing objectives and formulating policies, forecasting and planning, organizing, developing personnel, coordinating and informing, guiding and leading, testing and evaluating, budgeting, among others.
• Ability to assign, train, and develop staff; overseeing quality assurance and maintaining professional and ethical standards in the delivery of services to patients and consumers; developing, implementing, communicating, and evaluating program goals, policies, and procedures; coordinating nursing program services with services provided by other disciplines within the organization; identifying, acquiring, and allocating resources needed for program implementation.
• Ability to prepare a variety of written material that is clear, concise, and
• Skills in conflict management and problem solving.
• Working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations governing operations of all programs.
• Willingness to adjust one's personal schedule to meet program, client, and organizational needs.
• Possess acceptable attendance record as specified in the DDSO Time and Attendance Policy and Demonstrated.
• Possess Acceptable Work Record (E-File).
• Ability to travel to and from various sites within a reasonable amount of time.

Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to Jim Skrzeczkowski at 473-6976.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone 315-336-2300 ext. 578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address


Street Central NY DDSO

101 West Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 09/25/2018 and include EOA # 18-195 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email:

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