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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/10/21

Applications Due09/25/21

Vacancy ID91116

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDirector Human Resources 6

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade666

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $137883 to $173431 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: In order to be eligible for permanent appointment under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law, candidates must have at least one year of permanent competitive service in a title allocated to M-5 or higher determined eligible for transfer.

Promotion/Provisional Qualifications: There is currently no Civil Service eligible list for this title. In order to qualify for provisional appointment, candidate must have one year of permanent competitive service at M-4 or higher in a human resources, training, or labor relations title.

Duties Description The Director Human Resources 6 will provide overall direction and management to statewide human resources, labor relations, and training and development activities for OPWDD. In this capacity, the incumbent will oversee the activities of four bureau directors, and more than 200 human resources staff statewide engaged in supporting human resources activities for more than 20,000 employees, assigned to six State Operated Offices, five Regional Offices, and Central Office.
Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner of Administration, the Director Human Resources 6 oversees and directs the Office of Workforce and Talent Management (WTM). In this capacity, the incumbent will:
- Support the vision of the Commissioner and senior agency leadership by aligning human resources strategies with organizational goals.
- Serve as the expert advisor to senior agency leadership on human resources issues.
- Represent the agency on workgroups, committees, and in other forums related to the classification, compensation, recruitment, staff deployment, Civil Service reform, talent management, training and employee development, and labor relations/management.
- Serve as the primary representative of the agency with the Department of Civil Service Governor's Office of Employee Relations, Division of Budget, the Office of the State Comptroller, and the Business Services Center.
- Serve, as needed, as an agency representative on agency human resources issues with the Executive Chamber.
- Manage and monitor agency human resources activities by:
o Overseeing the use of human resources analytics to assess current and future competency and skill gaps; reviewing such analysis to align the human resources function of the agency with its mission critical needs.
o Overseeing the analysis labor relations trends and prediction issues.
- Promote talent development by overseeing the evaluation and administration professional development and training programs for employees.
- Promote and maximize employee engagement and retention by leading initiatives to engage employees and identifying methods to measure success or opportunities for improvement.
Promote talent development by overseeing the evaluation and administration professional development and training programs for employees.
- Promote and maximize employee engagement and retention by leading initiatives to engage employees and identifying methods to measure success or opportunities for improvement.
- Proactively manage succession planning and implements documented knowledge transfer strategies.
- Implement best practices from national organizations and other states to provide innovative recommendations on how to staff this critical workforce while using new technologies and strategies.
- Work with four Associate Directors Human Resources responsible and their staff to identify and clarify goals and objectives of each functional area.
- Direct the recruitment, selection and retention of employees; the classification and allocation of positions; salary and compensation issues, and employee oriented services by:
o Working with program managers to implement organizational changes and translates program area goals into specific assignments to appropriate staff.
o Directing the processing and maintenance of employee and payroll records, which may be performed by an enterprise service provider; ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
o Directing the administration of the employee insurance program, pre-retirement counseling and education, and other employee benefits, which may be performed by an enterprise service provider.
o Directing the on-boarding process for new employees in creative and innovative ways.
o Collaborating with executive staff members to identify suitable candidates to fill leadership vacancies.
o Directing the agency's staff development and training program
o Directing an agency's labor relations program, which includes conducting negotiations, administering contracts, administering discipline
and grievance procedures, engaging employee representatives in dialogue, and participating in labor/management committees' meetings.
- Direct the management of an effective employee relations program by overseeing and guiding the implementation of an effective communication plan to keep employees up to date on organizational changes, new or modified policies and procedures, and other issues affecting the workplace.
- Ensure all human resources activities comply with federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
- Participate in developing and implementing a diversity and inclusion plan for an agency and/or its facilities.
- Lead the implementation and development organizational development strategies, including succession planning, leadership development, programs restructuring, and change management.

Additional Comments Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicatethis 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 entityon any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federallyassisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (orexcluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Name Katherine Massaroni

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPosition is Pending Division of Budget Approval to Fill
Submit cover letter and resume by 9/25/21. Please reference the above EOA #2021-78 in all correspondence.

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