Crime Victims Specialist 2 - Grade 18

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This title exists in Victim Services, Office of and has approximately 7 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 Crime Victims Specialist Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Crime Victims Specialist Trainee 13 $51,857 $63,169
Crime Victims Specialist 1 14 $54,860 $66,634
Crime Victims Specialist 2 18 $65,001 $82,656
Crime Victims Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

As a Crime Victims Specialist 2, you would review claims for quality control; handle complex claims and claimant issues; provide direction and support for interpretation of statute, claims processing and eligibility; review requests from claimants to reopen their claim or appeal decision; supervise staff who investigate essential personal property claims, personal injury and death claims; access Workers Compensation and medical websites to determine coverage and case status; review training plan; provide training to VAP advocates and the general public; supervise and train Crime Victims Specialists 1; manage staff workload and perform the full range of supervisory duties.

When assigned to a Division of State Police Troop Headquarters, incumbents work closely with both police and local victim service agencies to best meet the needs of the victim. The positions assess the specific needs for each crime victim; provide crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and follow-up support; assist the victim with safety planning; assist the victim in applying for and obtaining compensation; explain victim's rights, legal options and procedures; may accompany the victim throughout the criminal justice process and make home or hospital visits when necessary; provide information to the victim on case status; refer the victim to resources in the community, such as medical treatment, specialized counseling, emergency housing and legal services; coordinate training of and act as a resource for New York State Police field personnel; conduct community outreach and represent the program at local community events.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Victim Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either a:

A. Crime Victims Specialist Trainee, Crime Victims Specialist 1, or Crime Victims Specialist 1 (Spanish Language);


B. Program Aide, Program Aide (Spanish Language), Agency Program Aide, or Agency Program Aide (Spanish Language).

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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