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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/03/18

Applications Due10/18/18

Vacancy ID60396

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHead Physical Therapist, CNY DDSO - Rome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 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 Onondaga

Street Address 187 Northern Concourse

City Syracuse


Zip Code13212

Minimum Qualifications Currently reachable on the Civil Service list for Head Physical Therapist, or eligible for 70.1 transfer into the Head Physical Therapist title - OR
*Should the canvass result in less than 3 acceptors, candidates who meet the provisional qualifications will be considered.PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Promotional - One year as a Senior Physical Therapist.
Open Competitive - You must be a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of New York and have had three years of work experience as a Physical Therapist, one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
• Ability to function as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team relating to professional, para-professional and direct care staff.
• Ability to communicate in a thorough, concise, accurate and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
• Training/public speaking experience.
• Possess an acceptable time and attendance record as specified in the time and attendance policy.


As Head Physical Therapist, under the supervision of the Chief Physical Therapist, the selected candidate will:
• Assist in coordinating physical therapy services throughout the 8-county area
• Assist in clinically and administratively supervising all physical therapy staff
• Assist with maintenance/development of policies and procedures that relate to the Physical Therapy department
• Assist in coordinating services with community providers as needed
As Head Physical Therapist, the selected candidate will:
• Provide clinical and administrative supervision and direction to agency physical therapy staff as assigned
• Carry a physical therapy caseload as assigned
• Assist in recruitment, mentorship and retention of physical therapy staff
• Assist in development of physical therapy-related policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures
• Provide clinical consultation to Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams as necessary
• Facilitate access to clinical continuing education opportunities for physical therapy staff
• Work with department heads of other agencies to ensure comprehensive provision of services
• Act as physical therapy representative on agency committees as assigned

Additional Comments Important note: the candidate selected to this position is advised that it will be their responsibility to discuss any previously approved time off with their new supervisor. There is no guarantee the new unit will be able to honor previously approved time. Contact Joyce Flynn at 315-473-2955 for questions regarding the position.

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 10/18/2018 and include EOA # 18-214 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email:

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
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• 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.

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