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Addictions Program Specialist 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 103 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Addiction Services and Supports, Off of. 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

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. Addictions Program Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Addictions Program Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Addictions Program Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Addictions Program Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Addictions Program Specialist 3

    Grade 25

  6. Addictions Program Specialist 4

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As an Addictions Program Specialist 2, you would perform a wide range of duties in support of OASASí range of services in the addictions field. Addictions Program Specialists 2ís are located in OASASí Regional Offices and Central Office locations. They are involved in a variety of functional areas including the development, planning, evaluation, monitoring, coordination, and certification of local addictions service providers. Addictions Program Specialists 2 may supervise and provide training to subordinates, but they more often serve as technical experts in a particular area. Incumbents handle work of a difficult or expansive nature, and have responsibility for large and complex assignments, local programs, or counties. They may also serve as a team leader on selected assignments.

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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.

There are two examinations held for this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Addictions Program Specialist 1 or Addictions Program Specialist Trainee 2.

For all other qualified candidates, you must have:

Either 1. three years of professional clinical* or professional administrative experience** in a public or private agency/program which directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. Experience must include a minimum of two years in one or more of the following program areas: development or management of a treatment program or prevention services; review and monitoring of program operations for regulatory compliance; or development of program budget or review of provider expenditures. All qualifying experience must be in a program or organization for which chemical dependency treatment/prevention is the primary mission;

Or

2. a masterís degree in community mental health, counseling, mental health counseling, education, human services, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, or sociology and two years of professional clinical* or professional administrative experience** in a public or private agency/program which directly provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention or aftercare to a clientele with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency. Experience must include a minimum of two years in one or more of the following program areas: development or management of a treatment program or prevention services; review and monitoring of program operations for regulatory compliance; or development of program budget and/or review of provider expenditures. All qualifying experience must be in a program or organization for which chemical dependency treatment/prevention is the primary mission.

*Professional clinical experience for this examination is defined as the care, treatment, or instruction of patients in the disciplines of addictions counseling, mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or as a physicianís assistant.

**Professional administrative experience for this examination is defined as experience in the fields of personnel management, employee relations, budgeting, fiscal and business administration, or administrative planning and analysis. Experience must be focused on the planning, developing, oversight, coordination, or operation of programs.

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.

26-280 37-848

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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