Children & Family Services Specialist 3 - Grade 27

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This title exists in Children&Family Svcs, Off of and has approximately 18 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 Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Children & Family Services Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Children & Family Services Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830

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 Children and Family Services Specialist 3 (CFSS 3), you may perform all of the same duties and functions as a Children and Family Services Specialist 2 (CFSS 2). The CFSS 3 is also responsible for applying in-depth knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing agency programs; oversight of the continuing development and monitoring of local districts and agency programs; ensuring that procedures, policies, and information sharing address state and federal requirements; providing administrative leadership for a unit or program by managing various fiscal, personnel, policy/procedure development, and other administrative functions; developing standards for program evaluation and strategies; and supervision and guidance of unit activities and 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 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 Children and Family Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Children and Family Services Specialist 2, Adoption Specialist, Child Protective Services Specialist 3, Children and Family Services Program Manager 1, Youth Counselor 3, Youth Counselor 4, or Social Work Supervisor 1.

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

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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.

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