639 Exchange Street
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity – Candidates must have permanent status as a Chief of Forensic Unit 1, M-2, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Sections 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. In order to be eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer, candidates must have 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 M-2 level.
Candidates who meet the following open-competitive qualifications may be provisionally appointed:
Either 1. a bachelor’s degree and five years of professional experience providing treatment in a mental health setting (including a psychiatric hospital, unit, or ward; an inpatient treatment facility; a community based clinic; or a residential setting that serves patients whose primary diagnosis is mental illness), an alcohol or substance abuse treatment facility, or criminal justice setting where inmate/patients have mental health issues (including correctional services, juvenile justice, or parole). Two of the five years must have included the clinical supervision* of staff;
Or 2. a master’s degree and four years of professional experience providing treatment in a mental health setting (including a psychiatric hospital, unit, or ward; an inpatient treatment facility; a community based clinic; or a residential setting that serves patients whose primary diagnosis is mental illness), an alcohol or substance abuse treatment facility, or criminal justice setting where inmate/patients have mental health issues (including correctional services, juvenile justice, or parole). Two of the four years must have included the clinical supervision* of staff.
*Clinical supervision is defined as the supervision and oversight of one or more credentialed clinical disciplines such as nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling, recreation therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and special education.
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 As a Chief of Forensic Unit 1, you would be responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating the implementation and provision of mental health services to a diverse population in New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision facilities. You would have program and administrative responsibility for an interdisciplinary treatment team providing a comprehensive program tailored to meet the individual needs of patients. You would be responsible for negotiating and coordinating your unit’s activities with those of both Central New York Psychiatric Center and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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.
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.
This position is at Central New York Psychiatric Center’s Attica Satellite Unit located on the grounds of Attica Correctional Facility in Wyoming County.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 300
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.
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.