Grade 22

New York State has approximately 304 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.

Summary of Job Description

CHAPLAIN conducts religious services and provides spiritual guidance for the patients or inmates of his/her faith admitted to a State institution:  establishes periods for worship, conducts religious services and administers rites and sacraments; counsels individuals on personal and spiritual problems; does pastoral calling on those of his/her own faith in order to develop good relationships with patients or inmates with particular attention to those newly admitted to the institution, patients passing through an emotional crisis, the critically ill, the dying and those about to be released; conducts a religious education program through planning and organizing instructional classes, group discussions, forums, broadcasts, and group music programs; works closely with medical officers, psychologists, social workers, nurses, parole and placement officers in order to further the rehabilitation of patients or inmates; speaks before community groups on the program of the institution to which he/she is assigned; consults with the institution head and other chaplains on the coordination of the religious program and its relationship with the overall functions of the institution; aids in selecting religious books and equipment for purchase; maintains records of religious activities.

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.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have ecclesiastical endorsement from the official endorsing agency of the Chaplain's faith or denomination.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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. For additional information or clarification, 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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