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Youth Local Assistance Program Specialist 1

Application Due
2/24/2018 11:59:59 PM
Capital View Office Park
Child Welfare & Community Services
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Salary Grade/Range Grade: SG-22 Salary: $68238-$86398
Duties Under direction of the Director of Crossover Initiatives, this position will be responsible for developing, implementing and assessing the impact of practice and policy initiatives. The specific areas of focus are youth in detention on a PINS or JD matter, youth placed in local social service district custody on a PINS or delinquency, or youth who are returning to the community after placement with a local social service district. Understanding of risk assessment tools and best-practices in adolescent residential care is a plus. The position will need to analyze and interpret data, programs and policy to make recommendations and develop work plans for cross-organizational projects. Additionally, this position will address the particular needs and challenges of adolescents in care by strengthening services to youth in foster care and providing them with skills based training and leadership development opportunities to help them make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Will work to provide adults that work with New York State youth in care with the training, knowledge, support and job aids necessary and to provide youth with a voice and a role in their care and development services, training and opportunities to develop critical life skills, and the knowledge of access to the educational and vocational training resources available to them. Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in research, planning, program analysis or evaluation relating to human services or criminal or juvenile justice. Master’s degree is equivalent to one year experience.
Additional Info Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
Application Due 2/24/2018 11:59:59 PM
To Apply Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number (shown below) of the position being applied for to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 18-112
North Building, Room 231
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Important: Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. 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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