52 Washington Street, South Building
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, social work or a related field. In addition, eight years’ experience must have been gained in the overall management administration of a federal or state-level program or initiative in the human services fields. Specific background or experience in early childhood education policy, data, and/or direct services is preferred. Individuals with previous experience in a leadership role with community-based organizing and community outreach encouraged to apply.
Duties Description Reporting directly to the Deputy Commissioner, the Associate Commissioner of the Division of Child Care Services (DCCS) will provide executive-level leadership and management, while also developing major policy recommendations and providing overall policy direction related to all Division matters. This person will, with other senior Divisional staff, establish goals and objectives for the Division that advance both the priorities of the Commissioner of OCFS, as well as those of the Office of Child Care within the federal Administration for Children and Families. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to
Represent the Division of Child Care Services’ Deputy Commissioner at meetings with OCFS staff, Governor’s Office, Division of the Budget, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, child advocacy organizations and other public and private stakeholders, as necessary.
Provide expertise, as needed on federal guidelines and regulations pertaining to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) which, since its reauthorization in 2014, has imposed significant new requirements on states. New York’s compliance with these new requirements is necessary in order for New York to continue to receive in excess of $300 million annually in federal funding for child care.
Develop major policy recommendations and provide overall policy direction related to all Division matters, including the development of regulatory language and statutory proposals.
Prepare documentation for federal reporting, legislatively mandated reports, inquiries from internal and external stakeholders, and divisional management decisions.
Ensure that the Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner are properly and timely advised of problems and propose solutions to those problems for areas within the purview of the Division.
Oversee all Child Care Division operations in the absence of the Deputy Commissioner.
Take the lead on initiatives and activities as assigned by the Deputy Commissioner.
Provide guidance to Division staff in preparing presentations and materials for meetings with union representatives and other parties about Division initiatives.
Facilitate meetings, conference calls and day-to-day communication with public and private stakeholders and OCFS staff to move Division efforts forward.
Prepare, review, and finalize documents for distribution by the Division of Child Care Services to the Commissioner’s Office, other OCFS staff and outside partners.
Guide the formulation of training and professional development to DCCS staff and external partners.
Analyze written communications submitted by outside partners and prepare recommendations and/or a response by the Division, as appropriate.
Assign staff to address correspondence from the Commissioner’s and Governor’s offices.
Guide staff as they complete tasks critical to Division operations and ensure that these tasks are completed within established time frames.
Maintain liaison role with other planning, policy, and support units relative to program implementation, program design, etc.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be 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.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be 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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
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52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to email@example.com You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.