Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any permanent Office Assistant 1
Anyone eligible for 70.1 transfer (if applicable)
Promotional Opportunities: Anyone reachable on the current Civil Service List
Provisional Opportunities: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Minimum Qualifications: This title is filled from the Office Assistant 1-Keyboarding eligible list. There are no minimum education or experience requirements. However, for those who pass the written test, prior to being considered for appointment, you will be required to pass a keyboarding test that demonstrates your ability to enter text at a rate of at least 30 words per minute with at least 96% accuracy.
As of February 26, 2022 all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be full vaccinated against COVID-19. There is no testing option for employees assigned to this location in lieu of vaccination.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include, but not limited to:
• Required to have applicable knowledge of the incident management and Jonathan’s Law.
• Review incident files to ensure they are in order and for accuracy, timeliness and thoroughness.
• Extensive use of computers, primarily for creating and maintaining spread sheets, data base application, and word/excel processing applications.
• Prepare files for DOH surveys, and IRC meetings.
• Answer phones and take all information for incident reporting.
• Provide coverage/back up for Program Aide and Jonathan’s Law as required.
• Answer phones for department members and take messages.
• Maintain detailed spreadsheet to track all incidents.
• Monitor Incident Mailbox for incoming documentation, information requests, etc.
• Responsible for notifications in regards to incidents as regulations require.
• All other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments OPWDD 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.
As a participating agency in the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (HWB), direct care employees may be eligible to earn up to $3000 in bonuses for qualifying service if they meet specific requirements including continuous service during the appropriate vesting periods. For more information on the program, please contact Amanda Kelly at 518-359-4157.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by December 19, 2022 to:
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 22-266 in all correspondence.
• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Division of Administration Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
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