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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/18/21

Applications Due11/02/21

Vacancy ID92921

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleChildren and Family Services Ministerial Program Coordinator, Part time 50%

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $82383 to $104135 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 18.75


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - DJJOY Ministerial Services

52 Washington Street, North Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications
Ecclesiastical endorsement from the official endorsing agency of the candidate’s faith or denomination. In addition the candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree and four years of pastoral ministry or institutional chaplaincy experience (or an equivalent combination of the two), including one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Duties Description This position is responsible for overseeing the multi-denominational faith- and religion-based programs for the youth in the care of the OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) and will:

Supervise the Chaplains in the upstate and downstate areas of New York State;

Develop ministerial and faith-based programs and services in consultation with Chaplains and Youth Facility Directors;

Construct a statewide network that affords youth the opportunity to participate in religious observances, which includes participating in rites and sacraments; attending religious education; experiencing communal faith events; and receiving spiritual guidance and counseling;

Implement a Ministerial Services Program that uses multi-denominational volunteer participants and includes ecumenical religious guidance, counseling, group discussions, forums and formal and informal classes to minister to the spiritual needs to youth in the care of DJJOY;

Develop policies and procedures for the bureau, conduct facility site visits, and develop and maintain expectations for ministerial program implementation for every facility location in DJJOY;

Create and implement a training curriculum for Chaplains and volunteers;

Build and maintain a relationship with community religious centers and community access programs in order to benefit the spiritual needs of the youth in DJJOY care;

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments This position will be filled at 50%.

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be 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.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be 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.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - RAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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