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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/02/22

Applications Due08/17/22

Vacancy ID109703

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleChildren and Family Services Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 35%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - CPAC

52 Washington Street, North Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Duties Description Overall support to Office of Community Partnership related programs;

Under the direction of a CFSS 2, conduct on-site reviews and off-site desk audits of CMSO programs and services to identify areas of strength and deficiency and recommend corrective action.

Provide technical assistance to CMSO staff to support new initiatives and improve practices and outcomes for youth and families.

Assist with the development and negotiation of procurement/contract plans and monitor adherence to these plans to ensure compliance with prompt contracting law and a successful contract execution.

Conduct on-site monitoring visits to OCP contracted providers across New York State.

Provide regular and ongoing support for PRU site reviews by maintaining tracking systems, electronic file folders, creating office suite documents and preparing review documents.

Run and compile information from various systems and data bases to prepare reports for OCP administration on a regular basis.

Develop and negotiate procurement/contract plans and monitor adherence to these plans.

Evaluate contracts/documents to ensure administrative requirements are incorporated consistent with State Financial Law and related policies and bulletins.

Manage contract/documents within acceptable timeframes and according to financial standards. Work directly with Bureau of Contract Management (BCM), Legal, Program and contractors to resolve fiscal and programmatic concerns while maintaining agency objectives.

Act as a DJJOY contract liaison between BCM, agencies or individuals OCFS contracts with, Contract Management System (CMS) users, and CMS team to assist with vendor and program technical assistance.

This position requires travel both for contracts and as a support to PRU site reviews, the amount of travel will be explained during interviews.

Additional Comments Transfers accepted for Children and Family Services Specialist 1/ Trainee 1 & Trainee 2 SG-13-18, salary and appointment grade level dependent upon qualifications of candidate at time of appointment.

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.

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - MED

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to 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.

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