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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/09/21

Applications Due09/19/21

Vacancy ID91003

AgencyCriminal Justice Services, Division of

TitleCriminal Justice Program Specialist 1/Trainee

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications Permanent service in this title or one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher and otherwise eligible for transfer. To qualify for transfer under Section 70.4 of Civil Service Law, you must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated to SG-11 or higher, a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Correctional Studies, Criminal Justice, Criminal Science, Criminology, Forensics, Justice Studies, Law Enforcement, Public Justice, or Sociology, AND a passing score on the PCO or PATT exam. For questions on eligibility for transfer, please contact Human Resources.

Duties Description The Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1/Trainee reports to an Associate Training Technician (Police) within the Office of Public Safety. The incumbent performs day-to-day functions associated with the maintenance of the Central State Registry of Police and Peace Officers. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Maintenance of the Central State Registry of Police and Peace Officers (Executive Law 845)
o Maintenance of registry of all duly appointed Police Officer and Peace Officers in NYS.
o Reviewing new Police Officer and Peace Officer appointments pursuant to statutory requirements (General Municipal Law, Criminal Procedure Law).
o Performance of annual validation of records for some 181,000 active law enforcement officers from over 2,000 employers as well as over 1,000,000 archival records.
• Administration of peace officer pistol purchase verifications (Executive Law 845)
o Validate the identity of, and completion of mandated training, certain peace officers attempting to purchase firearms without a pistol license.
o Review and processing of forms transferred to DCJS from the New York State Police for completion and return.
o Validation of individual registry or training information on specific applicant.
• Assist in Regulatory Compliance Activities
o Assist as requested in the creation of detailed timelines, interview notes and analysis of inquiries of instances of non-compliance with applicable laws, rules and/or regulations.

Additional Comments This is a two-year traineeship leading to Criminal Justice Program Specialist 1, SG-18.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Kimberly Carr, Equal Opportunity Specialist at (518) 457-2409.

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

Name Dan Fitzgerald

Telephone 518-485-7740

Fax 518-457-4000

Email Address


Street 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12210


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email address above. Please reference posting # 91003 on your cover letter.

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