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Youth Recreation Specialist 1

Application Due
2/14/2018 11:59:59 PM
Brookwood Secure Center
Brookwood Secure Center
419 County Route 29
Claverack, NY 12513
Salary Grade/Range Grade: SG-14 Salary: $44564-$56888
Duties As a Youth Recreation Specialist 1, you would be responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating the youth recreation activities in an Office of Children and Family Services residential facility. Up to 20% of your time would be spent in dealing with physical education activities required by NYS Education Department regulations. If assigned to a smaller residential facility, you would serve as the head recreation professional. Under the guidance of facility management, you would also be responsible for the development and direction of the recreation program. Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Minimum Qualifications Reachable for appointment from the Civil Service eligible list


One year permanent competitive service as a Youth Recreation Specialist 1 or eligible for a 70.1 transfer

Provisional Qualifications:
Either A.
a bachelor's degree and one year of full-time experience working in a physical education or sports oriented recreation program primarily for youth between the ages of 10 and 21;

Or B. a bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Leisure Studies, Outdoor Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Management, Outdoor/Environmental Education and Camping, Leisure Recreation Program Delivery, Management of Leisure Studies, Outdoor Recreation, or in a closely related field;
Or C. a master's degree in one of the above-listed degree areas or in a closely related field.
Additional Info Please specify in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications (as described above) when responding to this posting. For example, you should provide specific date ranges for qualifying experience, qualifying education or certifications, or the age range of individuals served. Non-specific submissions may be disqualified from further consideration if the information you provide does not meet the minimum qualifications. Qualified Veterans may be eligible for an on-the-job stipend from the Veteran’s Administration, as the training program for this position is an approved program for GI Bill On-The-Job Training Benefits. 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 2/14/2018 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 # 18-56
North Building, Room 231
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Or send by email to:

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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Contact Information< Phone:  (518) 473-7936
Fax:      (518) 474-0017
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