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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/18

Applications Due09/28/18

Vacancy ID58991

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSecretary 1

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40324 to $49417 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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 Albany

Street Address OPWDD - Central Office - Service Delivery

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for 70.1 transfer.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced office environment.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills.
• High proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.
• Strong knowledge of professional correspondence formatting.
• Ability to proofread and edit all correspondence prepared for signature.
• Desire to contribute to a team-oriented workplace.


The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person-centered services, supports and advocacy to approximately 136,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. We are guided in our interactions with the people we serve and each other by compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence and honesty.

OPWDD’s Division of Service Delivery-Statewide Services and the Bureau of Behavioral and Clinical Services (BBCS) is seeking a Secretary 1 to support staff working within Statewide Services and BBCS through providing administrative support to the division Assistant Deputy Commissioner, as well as the Deputy Director for Statewide Services, Director of Nursing and Health Services, Chief Psychologist, and other staff employed in the BBCS unit.


Provide Administrative support to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, clinicians and other agency administrators. This includes but is not limited to telephone triage, formal correspondence, coordinating and scheduling meetings, and providing support functions at meetings.

• Perform Third Step Eligibility Review Committee and Commissioner Review Committee (CRC) administrative support and monitoring tasks including dissemination of critical clinical information and maintaining files both electronically and in paper format.
• Organize information from individuals’ records so that documentation is available for clinicians to efficiently review for clinical review and consultation requests.
• Prepare, modify and edit spreadsheets.
• Perform other tasks which fall under the categories of communication, coordination, organization and records maintenance.

Additional Comments Please note:
• 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.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

Name Danielle Vezzi

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingNOTE: Position is pending Division of Budget approval to fill.
Submit cover letter and résumé by September 28, 2018. Please reference the EOA # 2018-142 in all correspondence.

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