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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/16/21

Applications Due09/29/21

Vacancy ID91289

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTraining Specialist 1 Mental Hygiene

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Dutchess

Street Address Taconic DDSOO

City Wassaic


Zip Code12592

Minimum Qualifications **Permanent/Provisional Appointment Available**

Permanent Qualifications: Candidates must currently be a permanent Training Specialist 1 Mental Hygiene OR be
reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list
Transfer Qualifications: Candidates must meet the requirements of transfer via Section 70.1 or section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Qualifications:
Open Competitive: Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and two years of experience in developing and delivering classroom training involving the concepts and techniques of care for individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities in a mental hygiene setting.

The Training Specialist 1 (MH) presents training programs to improve on-the-job knowledge skills and abilities of employees to better enable them to carry out the agency mission, including the care and treatment of vulnerable persons in the care and / or custody of the state. The TS1(MH) will develop and deliver training programs in our current environment, both in person and virtual classrooms.
Presents specific training courses in the agency’s training program
• Attain certification as a PROMOTE and First Aid/CPR AED Instructor
• Identifies and assesses specific training needs by reviewing agency programs and by discussing staff and program requirements with program managers
• Presents training courses in New Employee Orientation and annual required training by obtaining outside instructors or personally conducting course, and selecting audiovisual teaching aides
• Must be able to facilitate online learning courses, experience utilizing WebEx, TEAMS, or other distance learning platforms
• Evaluates training course using questionnaires, review of work reports or supervisory evaluation
• Disseminates training announcements and information concerning educational opportunities
• Informs program managers of available training and educational opportunities
• Assists program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs
• Reviews on-the job training programs with supervisors for relevance
• Support the Developmental Assistant 1 traineeship program and ongoing supervisory training
• Support direct care staff in the traineeship program

Additional Comments You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.

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Name Taconic DDSOO-Office of Human Resources

Telephone 845-877-6821-ext. 3367

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 25 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

Taconic DDSO – Human Resources
25 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Fax: 845-877-3851

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