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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/11/19

Applications Due01/25/19

Vacancy ID63276

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleProgram Operations Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 35%

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

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Transfer: Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.
• Two or more years’ supervisory experience.
• Experience with the CAS Assessment tool.
• Display strong writing, verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Possess the ability to work independently.


The Bureau of Assessment Oversight and Coordination assures that clinical assessments used by OPWDD are properly integrated across the agency, that usage is consistent and provides quality assurance and data analysis of assessment activities and outcomes. The Coordinated Assessment System (CAS), is the OPWDD needs assessment tool for adults. Implementation requires that every adult person receiving OPWDD services be assessed using the CAS. Reassessments will be need to be scheduled on a regular basis to keep the information updated. The CAS will be crucial to informing rate rationalization and assisting in determining the resource needs of each person served by OPWDD. Assessment tool development for children is in development and will be used similarly to the CAS. The POS II will be an integral part of the supervisory team and working closely with the POS III, will help provide the level of close supervision and direction required to maintain the quality/integrity of the assessments.


Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director for the Bureau of Assessment Oversight and Coordination (POS III), the POS II will:

• Assist with the development of the assessment-based rate rationalization model, in collaboration with contract vendors
• Assist in development of the Children’s version of the CAS and facilitate training of assessors in the use of that tool upon its completion
• Have broad responsibility for addressing statewide issues concerning the CAS, including but not limited to: addressing stakeholder questions, concerns and education, overseeing daily operational issues, interfacing with senior Central Office administration, addressing IT builds, keeping policy development staff informed of any ongoing or relevant field issues, and maintaining (through supervision, monitoring and training) the necessary workforce to successfully maintain continued quality CAS operations.
• Assist the POS III in providing field support to the CAS Operations team (State and contract vendor)
• Interface with the OPWDD Incident Management Unit and other OPWDD units as needed.
• NOTE: Statewide travel including overnights for training/presentations of different groups comprises approximately 35% of the time for this position
• Other duties as assigned

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 Human Resources

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingNOTE: Pending Division of Budget approval

Submit cover letter and résumé by January 25, 2019. Please reference the above EOA #2019-09 in all correspondence.

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