Developmental Specialist 4 - Grade 22

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This title exists in People W Dev Disab, Off for and has approximately 2 positions.

*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.

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Salary Information for Developmental Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Developmental Specialist 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Developmental Specialist 2 17 $61,516 $78,307
Developmental Specialist 3 19 $68,523 $87,032
Developmental Specialist 4 22 $79,928 $101,197

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Job Duties

Developmental Specialists are certified teachers who specialize in teaching children with developmental disabilities.  They are the primary contributors to the individual education program (IEP) and are members of the program planning team responsible for developing the individual program plan (IPP) used to assist individuals with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities in developing basic learning and self-help skills, as well as communication and prevocational skills.  Incumbents help consumers reach their optimal level of functioning by conducting initial evaluations of each individualís strengths, setting performance goals and directly implementing the IEP and IPP.

Specifically, Developmental Specialists 4 are responsible for the overall planning, direction and coordination of the educational programs; supervise lower level developmental and habilitative staff; and provide clinical guidance to direct care staff.

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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.  

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Developmental Specialist 3, Developmental Specialist 2, or Habilitation Specialist 2.

AND You must possess a permanent or provisional principal's, school administrator's and supervisor's, or school district administrator's certificate issued by the New York State Education Department.

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How to Apply

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