Program Operations Specialist 1

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 108 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in People W Dev Disab, Off for. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Program Operations Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Program Operations Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Program Operations Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Program Operations Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Program Operations Specialist 3

    Grade 25

  6. Program Operations Specialist 4

    Grade 29

Summary of Job Description

Program Operations Specialist perform professional, administrative, and technical duties to promote the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are three examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for all three.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination,  you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Developmental Assistant 3, Developmental Disabilities Program Assistant, Developmental Specialist 1, Developmental Specialist 2, Dietitian 1, Dietitian 2, Habilitation Specialist 1 (and parenthetic titles), Habilitation Specialist 2, Licensed Master Social Worker 1, Nurse 1 (and parenthetic titles), Nurse 2 (and parenthetic titles), Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant 2, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant 2, Psychology Assistant 2, Psychology Assistant 3, Psychology Trainee 1, Psychology Trainee 2, Recreation Therapist (and parenthetic titles), Recreation Worker (and parenthetic titles), Rehabilitation Assistant 2 (and parenthetic titles), Rehabilitation Counselor 1, Senior Recreation Therapist (and parenthetic titles), Social Work Assistant 2 (and parenthetic titles), Social Work Assistant 3 (and parenthetic titles), Teacher 3, or Teacher 4 (and parenthetic titles).

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination you must have:

A bachelor's degree and two years of professional clinical or treatment experience, or professional administrative experience in a federal, State, or local human services program. One year of this experience must have been in a program dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

The Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) examination is also used to fill this title.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

00-474 26-740 26-872

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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