Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1

Grade 16

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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. Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1

    Grade 16

  2. Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 2

    Grade 20

  3. Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 3

    Grade 23

  4. Assnt Dir Vulnerable Persons Central Register

    Grade 29

  5. Dir Vulnerable Persons Central Register

    Grade 31

Summary of Job Description

As a Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1, you will answer calls coming into the Justice Center hotline reporting allegations of abuse and/or neglect and/or significant incidents involving vulnerable persons, elicit essential information from individuals making such reports, determine the type of response needed in order to ensure the health and safety of the vulnerable person(s) involved, write a summary of the information received, and forward the incident report to appropriate staff for follow up. Such reports may be from mandated reporters as defined in the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012 or other sources and may be received via phone call or electronic web form.

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

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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 filing an application, you must have:

Either 1: associate's degree AND three years of experience in one of the following:

The direct provision of services which includes the care, assessment, treatment, or case planning for persons in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012 - OR
the development, implementation, or administration of a program which provides quality assurance, conducts incidents reviews, investigates, or provides treatment in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012 -

OR 2.A bachelor's degree AND one year of the experience described above.

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.


How to Apply

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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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