New York State of Opportunity

Long Term Care Systems Specialist 1

Written Test To Be Held
March 17, 2018*
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
January 31, 2018

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
26-330 Long Term Care Systems Specialist 1 $55,082 G-18 $35
26-332 Long Term Care Systems Specialist 2 $71,211 G-23 $40
26-334 Long Term Care Systems Specialist 3 $85,244 G-25 $45

*Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, March 17, 2018, or Sunday, March 18, 2018, to take your test. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You cannot request a day in advance or change your scheduled day.


IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.

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 March 17, 2018, you must have:

For No. 26-330: six years of experience administering or analyzing disability, aging, health, or social services programs for older adults and/or people with disabilities; of which at least three years of experience MUST have been in an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), "No Wrong Door," Single Point of Entry (SPE) program, or in the delivery of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).

For No. 26-332: seven years of experience administering or analyzing disability, aging, health, or social services programs for older adults and/or people with disabilities; of which at least three years of experience MUST have been in an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), "No Wrong Door," Single Point of Entry (SPE) program, or in the delivery of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).

For No. 26-334: eight years of experience in managing disability, aging, health, or social services programs for older adults and/or people with disabilities; of which at least three years of experience MUST have been in an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), "No Wrong Door," Single Point of Entry (SPE) program, or in the delivery of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). In addition, at least one year of the eight years of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Substitutions: A bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, social work, social policy, public health, or health services administration may substitute for four years of this experience; a master’s degree in the aforementioned fields may substitute for one additional year of experience.

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2018, you can be admitted to the written test, but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement to the Appointing Authority at the time of the employment interview. Failure to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2018, may result in your removal from the eligible list.

Notes

  1. Your degree 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 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. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S1VXR.
  2. Travel Requirements: Appointment to certain positions requires extensive travel within a designated area of assignment. Appointees to these positions may be required to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job. If the position requires that you operate a motor vehicle, you must possess a driver's license valid in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Field work and travel expenses are reimbursed on a fixed schedule.
  3. You may file for these examinations by completing one NYS-APP application form or applying on the Internet. Unless you are eligible for a fee waiver, the indicated processing fee must be submitted for each examination listed on your application.
  4. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  5. If language parenthetics are established for these titles, the eligible lists created from these examinations will also be used to fill those positions and appointees must demonstrate their language proficiency prior to appointment.
  6. New York State counties may also be holding tests for similar titles on the same day. If you plan to participate in multiple examinations scheduled for the same day, refer to the instructions under the "Information for Candidates" section on this announcement.
  7. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  8. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in New York State Office of Aging.

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Duties

As a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 1, under the supervision of a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 2, the incumbent will assist in providing technical assistance; recommend policy and program development and evaluation methodologies; maintain databases, analyze data and create data and information charts; and assist with the management of contracts to State and local NY Connects programs related to long term services and supports (LTSS) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC). The incumbent will maintain a working knowledge of programs administered by NYSOFA and other state and local agencies that provide LTSS and work collaboratively with staff who administer these programs. The incumbent will complete special projects, as requested, and other duties as assigned.

As a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 2, under the supervision of a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 3, the incumbent will provide technical assistance, conduct program development and evaluation, approve program payments, conduct policy analysis, make recommendations for long term care reform, and undertake contract management to State and local New York Connects programs and advance new reforms to programs related to LTSS and ADRC. This may include managing and monitoring local New York Connects programs to verify deliverables and compliance with program standards. Other duties would include writing, implementing, directing, and coordinating federal grants; evaluating funded projects for compliance with program goals, objectives, contract provisions, and budgetary expenditures; drafting required reports; and delivering trainings and presentations to facilitate local and state level grant initiatives. The incumbent will administer all the same programs as a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 1.

As a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 3, under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director, Office of Aging Programs, the incumbent will provide guidance in the development, implementation, oversight, and monitoring of the New York Connects program and assist in the development of policies related to streamlining and improving access to long term services and supports. Duties of the incumbent would include: negotiating complex federal and state program and policy directions; writing federal, State, and local grants; coordinating, developing, and implementing other long term care related projects such as ADRC grants and Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). Further, the incumbent will supervise and oversee the overall direction for innovative initiatives advancing LTSS; provide administrative supervision, oversight, and direction to New York Connects team and local program staff; work with Long Term Care Councils to improve and enhance LTSS across the state, and locally; and represent NYSOFA at external meetings with other state agencies and organizations. In addition, the incumbent will be able to perform all the duties that a Long Term Care Systems Specialist 1 or 2 performs.

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Subject of Examination

There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as: For Examination Numbers
26-33026-33226-334
1. Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.. XXX
2. Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone. XXX
3. Understanding and interpreting written material - These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic. XXX
4. Program planning and evaluation - These questions test for a knowledge of basic concepts and techniques in such areas as the planning function, factors involved in implementing new procedures or programs, and evaluating their results and effectiveness. The questions are conceptual in approach and fundamental in level; they do not involve the manipulation of data nor the application of quantitative methods.  XX
5. Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline   X

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.

Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.

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How To Apply

Apply On line

Note: The non-refundable application processing fee must be paid on line via a MasterCard or Visa credit card. If you qualify for a waiver of the application processing fee or you are a member of CSEA (Negotiating Unit 02, 03, 04, or 47) you may also apply on line.

You Can Also

The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

If you do not receive a number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.

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 unlawful 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, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, 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.

Religious Accommodation

Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).

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. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.

Admission to Examination

Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.

Taking State and Local Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day

If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.

Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site

Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.

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Issued: 12/29/2017

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