Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 positions are available at the Justice Center. You will answer calls coming into the Justice Center hotline reporting allegations of abuse and/or neglect and/or significant incidents involving vulnerable persons, elicit essential information from individuals making such reports, determine the type of response needed in order to ensure the health and safety of the vulnerable person(s) involved, write a summary of the information received, and forward the incident report to appropriate staff for follow up.

Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 - Examination Process  

The Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist examination offers the opportunity to apply and compete in a Department of Civil Service test utilizing an online questionnaire. In the online questionnaire, a candidate will answer questions regarding his or her education and experience.

Online questionnaires can be submitted until midnight on February 28, 2022. The Justice Center will score online questionnaires and add names to the eligible list. Candidates will have a one-year period of eligibility for appointment from the eligible list.

The Justice Center is responsible for reviewing qualifications and adding candidates to the eligible list. The Justice Center will communicate directly with candidates regarding score notices. In addition, the Justice Center will be responsible for canvassing (e.g., inquiring about your interest in the job and location) the eligible list to fill vacancies.

Questions about eligible list usage, eligible list status, and the hiring process for these positions should be directed to the Justice Center via email jc.sm.canvass@justicecenter.ny.gov.

Examination Announcement  

Carefully read the entire examination announcement for information about the minimum qualifications. Before you submit an application for this examination, be sure you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply  

You will need a personal NY.gov ID to apply for this examination(s). If you do not have a personal NY.gov ID, please create an account.(External Link)

Training and Experience Questionnaire  

We recommend that you review the questionnaire in its entirety and collect all the information you will need to complete the questionnaire, including documents related to your education, experience, licensure, and certifications. Answer all questions that apply to your education, certification, and work experience as completely and accurately as possible. Save the information entered on each page by clicking on the "Save" button at the end of each section. Review, save, and print your information before submitting the questionnaire.

If you have already completed the application process and need to return to the test to complete and submit your questionnaire, you may visit the Department of Civil Service's Online Questionnaire System.

For questions and answers about completing the online questionnaire, please visit the frequently asked questions section.