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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/15/21

Applications Due09/30/21

Vacancy ID91281

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDevelopmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 EOA#21-094

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade21

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

Salary RangeFrom $66052 to $83752 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address 415-A Oser Avenue

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11778

• Qualifying experience equivalent to a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) is preferred. Preferred candidates would possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services related field (including but not limited to Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, etc.) and minimum of one year of experience working with people with Developmental Disabilities.
• Reachable on the Civil Service List for DDPS 1; OR
• Currently serving as an DDPS 1 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.


Under the direction of a Social Work Supervisor 1 for CAS Operations, the DDPS 1, Assessment Staff supervisor, is responsible for supervising assessors across DDRO regions.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee the activities of an assigned team assessors across multiple DDRO regions including but not limited to time off requests, time and attendance records, dissemination of information from the CAS central office team, monitor productivity and staff training requirements, etc.
• Schedule and coordinate regular meeting with assessors to conduct a “Community of Practice”, share information and give feedback and guidance.
• Report assessment and assessment operations issues/concerns to the SWS1 as appropriate.
• Help facilitate and act as a liaison for assessors with various state and not-for-profit agencies with individual’s assigned to the state for assessment, them and address any issues that may arise.
• Support the BAOC in preparing and presenting public information to stakeholders, and training/information sharing on assessment and assessment tool use to State, OPWDD offices/DDRO
• Manage protocols for assessor travel and caseloads.
• Maintain and complete assessment related timeline activities and deliverables as provided by Central Office.
• Complete all required documentation accurately utilizing the technology provided.
• Travel, in order to adequately supervise assessors’ as frequently as needed (approximately 50% to 65% of the time) including some weekend travel and overnight stays at hotels.
• Utilize flexible scheduling, including evening, and weekend hours as necessary.
• Manage multiple priorities effectively, including prioritizing work plans and work assignments and meeting deadlines.
• Attain set productivity standards, or an average number of assessments per month.
• Fulfill training and certification requirements prior to the utilization of the assessment tools and on an ongoing basis.
• Complete assessments as needed.

Additional Comments Please note:
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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.

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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

City Commack

State NY

Zip Code 11725


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by September 30, 2021.

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