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Advocacy Specialist 5

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 2 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Justice Center. 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.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

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. Advocacy Specialist 1

    Grade 14

  2. Advocacy Specialist 2

    Grade 18

  3. Advocacy Specialist 3

    Grade 23

  4. Advocacy Specialist 4

    Grade 25

  5. Advocacy Specialist 5

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

Advocacy Specialists, in general, under the direct supervision of senior-level staff, will be responsible for: - monitoring, reviewing, and recording the monthly and yearly programmatic and fiscal reports of all federally funded programs; - assisting in the preparation of periodic federally required reports regarding advocacy activities; - preparing and submitting for computer data entry all client-based statistical data for all federally funded programs; - administering the programmatic client record tracking systems established for our federally funded programs; - preparing monthly program summaries for each of our federally funded programs; - preparing and updating instructional and training materials for all federally funded programs; - participating in Advocacy Services Bureau conferences and public information efforts and assisting in advocacy skills' training to consumers, patients, family gorups, and other interested parties; - providing initial intake services for persons seeking services from the Commission's Advocacy Services Bureau.

The level of the titles within this career ladder vary based on the level of supervision, complexity of the duties involved, degree of independent judgment, etc.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. 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.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a human services field AND Five years experience as an advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health OR a Master's degree in a human services field AND Four years experience as an advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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. For additional information or clarification, 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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