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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/21/19

Applications Due09/04/19

Vacancy ID73288

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHead Physical Therapist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 30 North Russell Road

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications

Currently in title, or

• Eligible for appointment from appropriate Civil Service list, OR;

• Eligible for a 70.1 transfer by way of current NYS employee with permanent competitive status in a title deemed comparable to Head Physical Therapist by the Department of Civil Service (must also be within 2 salary grades of a grade 20), OR;

• If the resulting eligible list is broken, eligible for provisional appointment with one year of current permanent competitive NYS service as a Senior Physical Therapist, OR;

• If the resulting eligible list is broken, eligible for provisional appointment as a licensed Physical Therapist in New York State with three years of post-licensure experience as a Physical Therapist, one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

• Please note provisional appointees must take the next holding of the Head Physical Therapist examination and pass with a reachable score to remain in this position with a contingent permanent or permanent appointment status. Failure to report for the exam, a failing score on the exam, or a non-reachable passing score on the exam will result in your removal from this position.

Duties Description DUTIES:

The Head Physical Therapist performs the full range of supervisory duties for the physical therapy staff; and plans, develops, implements, and evaluates physical therapy treatment programs and services. Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Obtains and reviews individuals information, including health histories.
• Examines and evaluates individuals’ condition, including physical and neurological status; and performs and interprets selected tests and measurements to assess individuals’ potential and existing movement-related disorders.
• Develops and implements individual physical-therapy treatment plans, including treatment goals and anticipated outcomes.
• Selects, administers, and monitors therapeutic treatment modalities, which may include heat, cold, light, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization, and therapeutic exercise with or without assistive devices.
• Conducts and supervises individual and group physical therapy activities and programs to assist individuals in attaining therapeutic goals; and provides instruction and training to individuals in activities of daily living.
• Observes and records individuals’ progress, response, and behavior in accordance with program standards; and modifies treatment plans, interventions, and goals as needed.
• Maintains timely documentation of services.
• Provides consultation and training to staff within the physical therapy scope of practice.
• Assists with review of policies and procedures and ensures PT staff compliance.
• Guides PT staff through implementation of Independent Practitioner Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (IPSIDD) initiative.


• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail ODHPRSNL if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.


• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

• 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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

• 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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and should fax a current resume to the Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Please be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume:
Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536

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

Name Capital District DDSOO OHRM

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 19-789 in all correspondence and include your social security number so we may verify NYS work history and transfer eligibility.

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