Opportunities at Work

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Career Opportunities in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement

Examination No. and Title

Salary
Grade

Beginning
Salary

Job Rate

20-687
AUDIOLOGIST 1

16

$45,940

$58,468

20-693
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 1

Norwich


Rockland County


Helen Hayes Hospital

16

$45,940


$50,648


$50,440


$60,440

$58,468


$58,468


$62,968


$72,968

20-688

AUDIOLOGIST 2

18

$51,268

$65,190

20-694
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 2

Norwich


Veterans Home-Oxford


Rockland County


Helen Hayes Hospital

18

$51,268


$57,768


$63,042


$55,768


$65,768

$65,190


$71,690


$76,964


$69,690


$79,690

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.  Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnum Counties will receive an additional $1,513 mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your applications, you must have:

For Number 20-687: a master's degree in audiology which meets the requirements for New York State licensure as an Audiologist. These are the same requirements as those established by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) for entrance into a clinical fellowship year.

For Number 20-693: a master's degree in speech pathology which meets the requirements for New York State licensure as a Speech Pathologist. These are the same as ASHA requirements for entrance into a clinical fellowship year.

For Number 20-688: one year of post-master's experience* as an Audiologist AND

Either I: New York State licensure as an Audiologist;
Or II: American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in audiology.

For Number 20-694: one year of post-master's experience** as a Speech Language Pathologist AND

Either I: New York State licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist;
Or II: American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in Speech Language Pathology.

* This experience is NOT in addition to the experience required for licensure or certification. However, you must have had one full calendar year of experience rather than the nine months of experience required for licensure or certification.

After one year of satisfactory experience as an Audiologist 1 or Speech-Language Pathologist 1 AND upon possession of either a New York State license or Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), you will be advanced to Audiologist 2 or Speech Language Pathologist 2 without further examination.

Notes

  1. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
  2. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
  3. If you fail to maintain your license or certification once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position.
  4. Credentials will be reviewed at the time of the interview.
  5. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  6. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  7. You may obtain information on New York State licensure in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology by:
  8. You may obtain information on American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification by:

The Positions

These positions exist in New York State government in the Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, and Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. For detailed information about the locations see the facility information under WHERE AND HOW TO APPLY.

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Duties

As an Audiologist 1 or a Speech-Language Pathologist 1, you would participate in a broad range of experiences, which would include assessing, evaluating, and treating individuals who have communication and swallowing disorders. You would provide clinical services as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team or within the organizational structure of the department in which you work. In all cases, you would apply your skills and techniques to meet the specific needs of your clients/consumers.

As an Audiologist 2 or a Speech-Language Pathologist 2, you may, in addition, provide consultant services in your specialty for treatment programming and evaluation, and/or provide clinical supervision of Audiologists 1/Speech-Language Pathologists 1 and training for paraprofessional staff.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans or Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How and Where to Apply

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, facilities will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next rating. For information about this examination, write or call any of the facilities or agencies listed.

Where to Apply

Mail your completed application form (NYS-APP) directly to the agency or, facility where you wish to be employed, listed on this announcement, with the following exception: If you wish to be employed at an Office of Mental Health facility, send your application to the Central Recruitment Unit/Exams in Albany, address listed. Do not send applications to the Department of Civil Service. If you have any questions about these examinations, write or call the facility where you wish to be employed, or the Department of Civil Service at (518) 473-9726.

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
APPLY DIRECTLY TO EACH FACILITY

Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, NY  11428-0507
(718) 217-5110

Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
888 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11208-5997
(718) 642-6310

Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY  13905-1695
(607) 770-0241

Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY  12304
(518) 370-7386

Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Rome Office
P.O. Box 470
Rome, NY 13442-0470
(315) 336-2300, Ext. 578

Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Syracuse Office
187 Northern Concourse
N. Syracuse, NY  13212
(315) 473-6980

Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Attention:  Human Resources Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-8800

Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office
P.O. Box 470, 7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY  10984
(845) 947-6300

Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
45 Mall Drive, Suite 1
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 493-1830

Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Personnel Office
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 430-0710

Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314-6316
(718) 983-5433

Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY  12986
(518) 359-4150

Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, NY  12592
Attn: OHRM
(845) 877-6821, Ext. 3367

Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1200 East & West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 517-2057

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH A LIST OF THE FACILITIES WHERE YOU WISH TO BE EMPLOYED TO:
New York State Office of Mental Health
Central Recruitment Unit/Exams
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY  12229
(518) 402-4058

Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY  14213
(716) 885-2261

New York City Children's Center*
Attn:  Recruitment Unit - Bronx Campus
1000 Waters Place
Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 239-3639

*Employment opportunities exist only at the Bronx Campus.

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY  11717-1087
(631) 761-3500

Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center
197 Half Hollow Road
Dix Hills, NY  11746
(631) 673-1700

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
APPLY DIRECTLY TO EACH VETERANS HOME OR HOSPITAL

Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY  10993
(845)786-4000
Attention:  Human Resources Department

New York State Veterans Home at Oxford
4211 State Highway 220
Oxford, NY 13830-4305
(607) 843-3121
Attention:  Human Resources Department

 

Additional Information

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Reasonable Accommodations in Testing

It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487 [press 2, then press 2]. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2]. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualification and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 1/13

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