Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 3 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Justice Center and has approximately 10 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 Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist Trainee 13 $49,363 $63,169
Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 16 $58,247 $74,135
Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 2 20 $72,032 $91,381
Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Assnt Dir Vulnerable Persons Central Register 29 $114,976 $140,815
Dir Vulnerable Persons Central Register 31 $127,433 $155,130

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Job Duties

As a Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 3, you would supervise Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialists 1 and 2 and would be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the 24-hour/7 days a week hotline. You would provide guidance, train staff, make and review assignments, and perform programmatic supervisory duties, including scheduling, mentoring, on-the-job training, and skills development. In addition, you would be responsible for managing the in-bound call volume to ensure the hotline is capable of handling call volume according to established timeframes/call wait periods.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive NY HELPS*, or 55-b/55-c service as:

Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 2.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before May 3, 2024, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

*If you were permanently appointed via the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) program to a qualifying title in the non-competitive class on or before May 3, 2024, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you may apply for this examination.

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

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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