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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/22

Applications Due12/12/22

Vacancy ID117461

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTraining Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Eligible list: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service Eligible List, Professional Careers Opportunity (PCO) or OPWDD's Central Office Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT). Appointment will be made at the traineeship level.


Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1, 70.4, or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

The position may be filled at the Training Specialist Trainee 1 level equated to SG-13 ($46,529), Training Specialist Trainee 2 level equated to SG-14 ($49,202) or full performance Training Specialist 1 SG-18 ($61,270), based on education and experience. Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Training Specialist 1 SG-18 following the successful completion of the traineeship.

Duties Description The Talent Development & Training Unit plays an integral role within the OPWDD framework. The unit provides staff with the necessary training and development activities needed to perform their jobs with the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency. Talent Development & Training staff work toward the goal of ensuring that all OPWDD employees have the skills and supports they need to help individuals with developmental disabilities live richer lives.
-Develop training programs to meet identified needs by determining course content and method of presentation and obtaining training materials.
-Conduct research to ensure that the most recent training trends, State policies/procedures and OPWDD specific training needs are current.
-Conduct an analysis of the current training programs, identify improvements and coordinate enhancements.
-Update training manuals as needed.
-Work with subject matter experts to update annual refresher training.
-Provide customer service for SLMS learners and program areas.
-Obtain instructor certification in Positive Relationships Offer More Opportunities to Everyone (PROMOTE) training.
-Obtain instructor certification in supervisory training programs.
-Provide statewide direct training in PROMOTE to staff during New Employee Orientation and refreshers.
-Participate in planning and review of PROMOTE schedule and compliance data.
-Develop announcements to inform employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities.
-Participate in inter-agency committees and special projects as needed

Additional Comments Please note:
• The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Administration is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a
diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas
and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression,
nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
• 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
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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

Name Chelsea Williams

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 12/12/22. Please reference the EOA #2022-475 in all correspondence.

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