Office of Children & Family Services Child Abuse Prevention Specialist 2 in Rensselaer, New York

Child Abuse Prevention Specialist 2

Application Due12/22/2018 11:59:59 PM



Capital View Office ParkChild Welfare and Community Services52 Washington StreetRensselaer, NY 12144

Salary Grade/RangeGrade:SG-23Salary:$73,284-$92,693Non-CompetitivePermanentPEF

DutiesOversee on-going investigations of child abuse/maltreatment in facilities caring for children.

Arrange investigation assignments and monitor workflow.

Provide investigative techniques and training to staff.

Implement child abuse prevention training in facilities and due to high workload, will assist in the investigations.

Manage the Child Protective Surveys, as well as the implementation of corrective action to guarantee and improve child safety in this region.

Conduct case consultation regarding child protective cases found to be out of compliance with NYS legislation and regulation.

Review CPS investigations of foster families that are certified by the local district and voluntary agencies.

Keep local district supervisors informed of NYS policy and practice.

Manage corrective action resulting from fatality reviews in order to ensure and improve the health and safety of children.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree and four years of family and children services experience* including or supplemented by two years in the planning, development or delivery of child abuse and/or neglect programs.

This experience must include or be supplemented by one year of investigative experience and one year of professional level supervision. (The one year of professional level supervision may be substituted by two years of successful permanent experience as a Child Abuse Specialist 1)

*Children and family services experience may include, but is not limited to, adoption services, foster care services for children and/or adults, preventive services and protective services for children and/or adults.

Additional InfoA valid NYS Driver’s license is required.

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.

Some positions may require credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. 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.

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 Due12/22/2018 11:59:59 PM

To ApplyQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving theTitle, Location, and EOA Number(shown below) of the position being applied for to:New York State Office of Children and Family ServicesBureau of Personnel,EOA #18-866North Building, Room 23152 Washington St.Rensselaer, NY 12144Or send by email to:eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.govImportant: 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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FeesSome positions may require credentials or a background check to verify your identity.