400 Forest Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title approved by the Department of Civil Service for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity –
In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Promotion Qualifications: You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Food Service Worker 1; OR One year of permanent non-competitive service as a Dietitian Technician or Cook.
Open Competitive: Candidates must have had two years of qualifying experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service. Please see examples of qualifying experience below as you must sufficiently provide the details of the experience as you complete the application.
• EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Commercial or institutional food service includes but is not limited to employment in a hospital, nursing home, or school cafeteria; residential dining hall; restaurant; or diner. Experience must have included responsibility for food preparation, food service, and ordering of food and non-food supplies. Vagueness or omissions of the details of the experience on the application will not be interpreted in your favor.
• EXAMPLES OF NON-QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Non-qualifying food service experience includes but is not limited to waiting tables (waiter/waitress/server), greeting and seating guests (host/hostess), clearing and cleaning tables (bussing), serving beverages (bartender), cashier, dishwasher, or cleaning staff.
• SUBSTITUTION for the QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Appropriate** formal culinary arts or food service training which resulted in a certificate or degree may be credited towards the above experience as follows:
Either 1: a six-month certificate training program** - up to six months of the required experience;
Or 2: a one-year certificate training program** - up to one year of the required experience;
Or 3: an associate degree** or higher in culinary arts or food service from a regionally accredited college or university - up to two years of the required experience.
**Appropriate formal food service training programs are programs accredited by one of the following: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) or non-degree programs recognized by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Educational Assurance program or programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). You must indicate the training certificate or degree information on the application.
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.
Duties Description As a Food Service Worker 2, depending on the size and type of setting, your responsibilities may include food preparation, serving food, sanitation and hygiene, ordering food and supplies in accordance with established purchasing guidelines, and supervision of Food Service Workers 1. Depending on the agency or facility, you may also supervise inmates, residents, or other individuals; and be required to submit written reports and documents regarding such activities. In some facilities computer literacy, using spreadsheets, and reading charts may be required.
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 may 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.
400 Forest Avenue
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # 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 along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.