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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/02/22

Applications Due08/16/22

Vacancy ID109696

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3 - Regional - EOA #22-175

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $57894 to $73813 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address 415-A Oser Avenue

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11788

Minimum Qualifications List Appointment:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List.


Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Social Work Assistant 3 to be eligible for lateral transfer; OR have one year of permanent service in a title eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.



If the Eligible Lists produce two or fewer qualified and interested candidates in a location, the agency may nominate, at its discretion, a candidate for provisional appointment to the position. To be qualified for provisional appointment, candidates must meet one of the following conditions:


Candidates must have:
One year of permanent service as a Social Work Assistant 2, Social Work Assistant 2 (Chinese Language), Social Work Assistant 2 (Korean Language), or Social Work Assistant 2 (Spanish Language).

Candidates appointed provisionally on the basis of promotional qualifications must take the next holding of the promotion Social Work Assistant 3 examination, pass the examination, and be reachable for appointment from the resulting promotion eligible list.



Candidates must have:

Either A. a master’s degree in social work;

Or B. a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of post-bachelor’s social work experience;

Or C. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area and two years of post-bachelor’s social work experience.

Candidates appointed provisionally on an Open/Competitive basis must take the next holding of the Open/Competitive Social Work Assistant 3 examination, pass the examination, and be reachable for appointment from the resulting Open/Competitive eligible list. Furthermore, due to the Civil Service rules and laws concerning the order of list certification, the Promotion examination for Social Work Assistant 3 must produce a list of eligibles of two or fewer candidates in that location, in order to be able to use the Open/Competitive list and consider candidates who meet the Open/Competitive qualifications. Candidates appointed provisionally on an Open/Competitive basis, who do not pass the next Social Work Assistant 3 examination; who are not reachable from the resulting eligible list; and/or where the Promotion examination produces a viable list of 3 or more candidates in that location, may not be retained in their position.

Duties Description • Receive and review Service Amendment Requests (SARF)’s for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver services, except residential
• Provide approval for or return SARF’s back to care managers (CM) for correction
• Work with CM’s to educate and assist with submitting SARF’s correctly
• Complete Notice of Decision (NOD) .09’s for SARF approval and submit to OA 2 for processing
• Work in CHOICES and TABS and run reports as required
• Assist HCBS Waiver unit staff with review of packets for possible enrollment
• Assist with completion of NOD.01 for Waiver enrollment
• Assist with HCBS Waiver dis-enrollments
• Assist with Assistive Technology and Environmental Modification requests
• Attend weekly SARF team meeting
• Assist with special projects, as assigned by unit Director, Administration or Central Office
• Take required trainings promptly

Additional Comments Please note:
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.
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 at (518) 474-6988 or 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.

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

Name Long Island OPWDD - Human Resources

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 ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 22-175 in all correspondence.

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