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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/22

Applications Due12/12/22

Vacancy ID117465

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Attorney

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.


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 (i.e. 70.1, 70.4, 52.6) of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

Duties Description The Office of Counsel provides legal guidance and services to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) service network on the myriad of issues arising from the delivery of supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. This position will report to the Deputy Counsel for Service Delivery. The Bureau of Service Delivery and Program Compliance provides legal support on a wide variety of issues related to the Agency's service delivery system including the Medicaid waiver programs, Medicaid and non-Medicaid services, certification of providers and programs, individual rights and protections, and is actively engaged in the Agency transition to Care Coordination Organizations and Managed Care. Duties include but are not limited to:

-Assist and advise with respect to incident reporting of abuse and neglect allegations;
-Interface with the Justice Center and OPWDD senior staff regarding incident management and inter-agency reporting;
-Assist and advise with respect to provider oversight and provider compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as provider mergers and auspice changes;
-Assist and advise regarding provider licensure and certification of need (CON) requirements;
-Assist and advise with respect to regulatory requirements for OPWDD and its provider network;
-Lead workgroups and navigate consensus building;
-Draft and review agency regulations, legislative initiatives and policies;
-Research and advise on matters related to the delivery of services for individuals with developmental disabilities;
-Assist and advise in matters related to Family Care, including development of suspension, revocation, or non-renewal of pertaining certificates issues to private individuals to provide care and treatment to persons who are developmentally disabled;
-Draft Administrative Directive Memoranda (ADMS) and policies related to the delivery of services for individuals with developmental disabilities;
-Provide advice to Counsel's Office attorneys and agency employees on State and Federal Medicaid issues and matters.

Additional Comments Please note:
• The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Executive Office 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 #2022-476 in all correspondence.

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