600 East 125th Street/Ward’s Island
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity: Candidates must have a master's degree, AND four years of professional administrative experience in a mental health setting, of which at least one year must have been in a forensic setting established for the custodial care and treatment of mental health patients involved with the criminal justice system.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take and pass the next available Civil Service exam used to fill this position. Candidates appointed provisionally must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are disqualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As a Forensic Services Program Administrator 1 in the Office of Mental Health, you would be responsible for the planning, coordination and administration of the delivery of services for a forensic mental health program. You would oversee the admission and discharge of patients; ensure compliance with regulations and standards of care; be responsible for completion of forensic reports; and represent the Office of Mental Health in issues dealing with forensic services. Your duties may include the legal coordination of patient movement, chairing the hospital forensic committee, and serving as the facility expert in criminal procedure law.
Additional Comments: 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.
If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
This position is eligible for the Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) 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. 2) 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. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
600 E 125th Street/Ward’s Island
Notes on ApplyingPlease Indicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.