Opportunities at Work

Network Program Administrator

Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
March 15, 2010


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Fee
28-223 Network Program Administrator $51,268 G-18 $35

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 Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before May 8, 2010, you must have four years of experience providing motivational behavioral modification services to residents in a secure setting. Such experience must have been in a formal institution program in which peer support is stressed and aimed at social behavior modification through positive mutual interchanges.


College credits may be substituted for up to two of the four years of required experience at the rate of 30 college credits for one year and 60 college credits for two years.


  1. Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2DMS.
  2. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
  3. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  4. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in the New York State Department of Correctional Services in correctional facilities located in Beaver Dams, Brocton, Mineville, Summit, and Willard, New York.

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As a Network Program Administrator, you would be responsible for in-service training of Network staff in necessary program skills and procedures within a correctional facility and you would personally direct group sessions on an ongoing basis. You would also maintain applicable program records at your facility, evaluate inmate progress within the program, and recommend any changes. You would maintain administrative goals for staff and be responsible for public relations relating to the Network Program in accordance with facility and departmental procedures.

Network is a program designed to promote the positive involvement of inmate participants in an environment which has as its focus their successful community reentry. The goal of the program is to assist inmates in learning cooperative work and leadership skills, while demonstrating responsible behaviors.

The Network Program operates within a prison community setting and stresses responsibility, involvement, and decision-making skills necessary to prepare inmates to successfully reenter society upon release from prison. Inmates develop these skills in response to guidance from Network Program Administrators and assigned security staff. Program techniques involve extensive use of group interaction to help participants make positive, pro-social choices; peer feedback sessions; confrontation groups; and other counseling treatment components with program staff and inmates within the Network community. Responsibilities of the Network Administrator position include the training of inmates and staff in these techniques.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. The test will consist of an evaluation of your training and experience. When you apply, you must provide complete information to show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Vagueness or omissions will not be interpreted in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you apply using the NYS-APP form and you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last date for filing.

If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate your training and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position. This questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your training and experience.

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' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How To Apply

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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 in 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, marital 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.

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Issued: 1/29/10

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