400 Forest Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list for this title;
Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Human Resources Specialist 2 and be eligible for transfer;
Candidates must be eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a qualifying title within two salary grades or one M grade of the grade 23 level.
Provisional Opportunity: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Human Resources Specialist 1, Administrative Specialist 1, or Head Clerk (Personnel).
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 Human Resources Specialists 2, perform duties requiring a high level of competence in the human resources field and generally work under broad guidelines from a higher-level manager or Director Human Resources. They typically supervise and train entry-level professionals and administrative support staff. They assign work, give written and oral instructions and guidelines, are available for advice and to aid, and review periodic reports and completed work for conformance to established standards.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: 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 may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
400 Forest Avenue
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your resume and other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.
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.