Office of Children and Family Services

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OCFS Job Application Information

How to Apply

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively solicit applications from minorities, disabled individuals and Vietnam Era veterans.

To be considered for any of the job postings, please submit a resume and cover memo/letter to:

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Personnel
52 Washington Street, Room 231 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144

(518) 474-0017

If you need more information please contact the Personnel Department at 518-473-7936.

Be sure to indicate the following in your resume or cover letter:

  • the title of the position(s) for which you are applying;
  • the location(s) in which you are interested;
  • the appropriate EOA announcement number for the position, and
  • how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. In addition, a fingerprint and a New York State Central Registrar background screening is required for all employees of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Currently, applicants will be charged a fee of $85.75 for fingerprinting as well as a $25 child abuse background screening fee.

In accordance with state law, Governor's Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Diversity Development in Rensselaer at (518) 474-3715.

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