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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/22/23

Applications Due04/03/23

Vacancy ID126775

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDevelopmental Assistant 1 / Trainee- CNYDDSO

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $49272 to $56324 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 2:00pm-10:00pm <br />Pass days: 1st &amp; 3rd Fr/Mo<br /> 2nd &amp; 4th Sa/Su<br />

Hours Per Week 40


From 2 PM

To 10 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Herkimer

Street Address 15 North Washington St

City Mohawk


Zip Code13407

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Transfer in title: Currently a non-probationary DA 1 --Salary Grade 12.

70.1 Promotion/Transfer Qualifications: One-year permanent service as: Direct Support Assistant Or Direct Support Assist/IRM, Both SG-9; Licensed Practical Nurse, SG-10; Senior Licensed Practical Nurse, SG-11; Or Non- Probationary DA 1/IRM, SG-12.

Simultaneous to this posting the Civil Service list for Developmental Assistant Trainee may be canvassed. Management reserves the right to select either an eligible respondent to this posting or appoint from the Civil Service list.


First level supervisor; supervises and works with staff to motivate and attend to the personal daily living needs of the developmentally disabled individuals in their care.

• The DA 1 position will be utilized as a hands-on working supervisor who is counted as part of the daily direct care staffing minimum.
• This person will assist with planning and scheduling community inclusion activities and ensures that all individuals have an opportunity to participate.
• Assures that behavior and residential habilitation plans are enacted as written.
• Perform house maintenance inspections and schedule needed repairs.
• Completes other duties as delegated by the DA 2 & DA 3.
• This person will also have supervisory duties related to the afternoon and midnight shift.

Additional Comments TITLE: Developmental Assistant 1 / Trainee



SALARY: $49,272 – $56,324 Annually
Appointment may also be made at the Trainee 1 level at Salary Grade 11 (Hiring rate $49,272). Candidates may be required to serve a one-year traineeship that leads to the Salary Grade 12 position (Hiring Rate $51,962). The traineeship includes a comprehensive training plan that will be individualized based on the candidate’s experience.



15 North Washington ST
Mohawk, NY 13407

SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 2:00pm-10:00pm
Pass days: 1st & 3rd Fr/Mo
2nd & 4th Sa/Su

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

Name Central New York DDSO


Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address


Street Human Resources

8163 Gore Rd

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume (CNY DDSO employees also use PRF-1 form) by 04/03/2023 to:

Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
8163 Gore Road
Rome, NY 13440
Fax: 315-338-0443

Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to, Ashley Kelly, TTL at (315) 866-1392 Ext 104.

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 Human Resources at 315-339-0110 Ext 208.
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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 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.

Please Note:

• 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.

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