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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/01/22

Applications Due08/15/22

Vacancy ID109646

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $67897 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County To Be Determined

Street Address To Be Determined

City To Be Determined


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment;


Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year permanent competitive or 55-b/c service in this title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, candidates must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades of the Grade 20 level.


Temporary Appointment – In the event there is not a valid eligible list at this location, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the Licensed Master Social Worker 2 exam may submit a resume and if hired, will be appointed with temporary status.

Candidates must also submit an online application for the Licensed Master Social Worker examination. The examination announcement and the online application can be found at the following link:

Candidates appointed temporarily must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either A. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience; **

Or B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is not considered qualifying for these examinations.

** Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.


The function of the LMSW position provides essential services in the Housing Unit and coincides with the expectations of the core mission of OPWDD to provide necessary services to individuals with disabilities. Specifically, this position is critical to residential placement efforts as the housing unit is responsible for confirming individuals’ needs for certified OPWDD residential opportunities and for non-certified housing opportunities. This position provides services for the Housing Unit within the 3 Districts (Hudson Valley, Taconic, and Capital) of OPWDD Region 3. OPWDD has developed a vacancy management strategy for certified OPWDD residential programs to reflect the expectations of the Front Door program. This is the Certified Residential Opportunity (CRO) process. As part of the CRO process, all residential opportunities in the OPWDD sites, both voluntary and state operated, are filled by the Housing Unit. This position is essential to coordinate residential services in more than 1900 certified homes in the 18 counties within the Hudson Valley, Taconic, and Capital districts. Additionally, non-certified sites and opportunities will be identified and followed by the Housing Unit.

This position is responsible to:

• Assist with non-certified housing applications and renewals
• Track non-certified housing projects in the region
• Work a liaison between regional office and housing subsidy provider agencies
• Identify and maintain records of all available residential vacancies
• Maintain records of all those seeking a residential opportunity.
• Coordinates weekly CRO team meetings to review requests and discuss and identify needs
• Coordinate AROC (Access to Residential Opportunity Committee) meeting and other efforts to advertise residential opportunities/referrals
• Provide ongoing training to providers to insure understanding and compliance with the CRO process.
• Develop relationships with agency representatives to maximize residential opportunities
• Maintain statewide database and local spreadsheets to identify individuals requesting services.
• Process admissions/removals/transfers in TABS/CHOICES submissions
• Provide active outreach to community and LGU (Local Government Unit) stakeholders regarding CRO processes
• Other regional office activities as needed and assigned.

Region 3
(TBD Capital District, Hudson Valley or Taconic)
Office location to be discussed at time of interview

Capital District DDRO
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Hudson Valley DDRO
9 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984

Taconic DDRO
38 Firemen’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Some weekend and evening work will be required to meet programmatic needs.

Additional Comments • Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

• 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.

• 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.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and should fax a current resume to the Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Please be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518370-7536

Email Address


Street Capital District DDSO

500 Balltown Road - Building 1

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #22-1555 in all correspondence

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