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Minimum Qualifications Open to qualified employees of New York State:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list;
Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under § 52.6 or § 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity – In the event that there is not a valid eligible list for this position, candidates meeting the following promotion qualifications may be provisionally appointed.
You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Chief Forensic Unit 1, Chief Psychologist, Coordinator of Intensive Case Management Services, Director of Nursing, Forensic Services Program Administrator 1, Forensic Services Program Administrator 2, Mental Health Rehabilitation Program Director 1, Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Principal Psychologist, Residential Program Manager 4, Social Work Supervisor 3, Social Work Supervisor 3 (Spanish Language), Social Work Supervisor 3 (LCSW), Social Work Supervisor 3 [LCSW] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health), Treatment Team Leader [Mental Health] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth), or Treatment Team Leader [Children & Youth] (Spanish Language).
If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Duties Description The Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services (“Chief of Service”) serves as an essential member of the Executive Leadership Team of OMH’s new Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (STARC). Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Chief of Service will direct day-to-day operations in Building 39 or Building 41 by supervising and directing the activities of subordinate Treatment Team Leaders and other supervisory staff members and resolving operational issues preventing the effective delivery of administrative support services (e.g., safety and security, physical plant/maintenance, food service, environmental services, personnel, etc.) provided via shared services agreement with CNYPC. The Chief of Service will ensure the maintenance of a safe, secure, and positive treatment environment, in which residents receive relevant and appropriate active treatment; can learn, practice, and demonstrate risk reducing behaviors; and are provided opportunities to demonstrate improvement and participate in increasingly independent activities and assignments; all of which will increase residents’ opportunities for safe and successful release to the community. The Chief of Service will assist in the development of operational policies and practices that support treatment programming and satisfy regulatory and legal mandates pertaining to secure treatment facilities; collaborate with Chiefs of Service at other STARC locations to assess policies, procedures, and practices and ensure consistency and compliance across multiple locations; and ensure that all administrative requirements are met.
1. It is the candidate’s responsibility to clearly demonstrate how they meet minimum qualifications. Vague or ambiguous information will not be interpreted in the candidate’s favor.
2. In order to be hired and to maintain your employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists. If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists, you may be terminated from your employment.
3. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
The Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (STARC) is a new appointing authority/facility, authorized by the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget. Located on the grounds of two (2) existing OMH facilities: Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC) in Marcy and St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center (SLPC) in Ogdensburg, STARC provides residential, behavioral modification, vocational rehabilitation, and clinical treatment services to sex offenders requiring civil confinement under Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law. The STARC has a current residential census of 395 – 303 beds at Marcy and 92 beds at Ogdensburg, with additional expansion capacity at Marcy.
The Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services is located at the STARC campus located in Marcy, NY.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 300
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials. Please submit your application and resume via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.