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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/06/21

Applications Due09/22/21

Vacancy ID90848

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3 - EOA #2021-092

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $53568 to $68192 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 Suffolk

Street Address 415-A Oser Avenue

Individualized Care/Self Direction Unit

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11788


? Reachable on the Civil Service List for Social Work Assistant 3; OR
? Currently serving as a permanent Social Worker Assistant 3 and eligible for transfer; OR
? One year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT: If appointed on a provisional basis, you must participate in the next Civil Service examination(s) and be a reachable candidate in order to obtain permanent status and maintain your position.

Candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2, Social Work Assistant 2 (Chinese Language), Social Work Assistant 2 (Korean Language), or Social Work Assistant 2 (Spanish Language).
Only the title(s) listed is qualifying for this examination(s).

Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and one year of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic;

Or 2. three years of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic.
*For the purpose of these examinations, degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of: human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling).
Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: anthropology, archeology, communication, criminal justice, fine arts, philosophy, and political science.

Duties Description Job Duties Include but are not limited to the following:

This employee is assigned to the Self-Direction Unit and will be responsible for the following tasks:

o Operational Support to the program,
o Oversee Self-Direction plan development,
o Review and authorize services,
o Maintain current department statistics,
o Provide education and oversight to budget preparation and management process,
o Responsible for fiscal resource management,
o Provide education & training through the OPWDD Catalog of Training,
o Maintain documentation compliance,
o Review and approve proposed Housing Subsidies
o Promote and develop individualized initiatives regionally and statewide,
o Participate in a variety of interdepartmental committees
o Provide technical assistance to Fiscal Intermediary,
o Additional assignments at the direction of Regional Office Director or designee.

Additional Comments Please note:
If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
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 via email at
For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
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 Long Island OPWDD - Human Resources Office - Victoria Cisek

Telephone 631-326-4482

Fax 631-493-1784

Email Address


Street 45 Mall Drive - Suite #1

Human Resources Office

City Commack

State NY

Zip Code 11725


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by September 22, 2021.

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