Occ. Code 8183200

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23

8183200

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3, GRADE 27

8183300

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4, M-4

8183400

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Temporary Assistance Specialists develop, define and interpret State policy and procedures for temporary assistance and work support programs that assist low-income individuals and families to move toward economic independence; ensure local districts compliance with program policies and procedures;  and provide program and technical assistance to local social services districts These positions are classified in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance only.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2:  supervises Temporary Assistance Specialists 1 or subordinate staff in providing administrative and technical assistance to local social services districts.

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3:  supervises staff serving a region or cluster of counties in delivering integrated services under various federal and State temporary assistance programs; may be an expert in one or more assistance programs.

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4:  bureau director; oversees one or more statewide programs for temporary assistance.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2

 

Under general direction, supervise the development, dissemination and evaluation of integrated supportive programs or systems designed to increase economic security of low-income working families and assist work capable individuals receiving public assistance to enter the workforce.    


 

 

 

 

 

   

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3

 

Direct the operation of a program or policy unit:

 

 

 

§         Analyze proposed State and federal legislation, and regulations related to the assigned program and make recommendations on the impact of such proposals.

§         Participate in the agencys defense of litigation related to temporary assistance programs.

 

 


 

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4

 

Oversee the day-to-day operation of a bureau and set policy and goals for achieving program progress:

 

§         Develop and implement policy for assigned programs; and recommend changes in policy to meet new federal and State legislation.

 

§         Administer contract development and implementation for supportive services to be provided by local districts or public or private non-profit agencies.

 

§         Ensure the appropriate training of subordinate staff and employees of the local social services districts in federal and State requirements.

 

§         Oversee the development of all information technology systems supportive of the program missions; ensure that appropriate internet access for public assistance benefits meets all federal and State laws, rules and regulations. 

 

§         Direct the development and dissemination of advisory communications to local social services Commissioners.

 

§         Review data and monitoring reports regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the provision of social services according to federal timeliness mandates; and recommend compliance controls.

 

§         Oversee reviews of local district activity, program audits, client participation rates; and recommend program administration revisions to improve performance.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2


 

Promotion:  one year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 1.  

   

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3

 

Promotion:  One year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 2.  

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4

 

 Promotion:  One year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 3.

 

 

 

Date:  6/09

 

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.     


PARENTHETICS ATTACHMENT 

 

Temporary Assistance Specialists (Refugee and Immigrant Services) direct local services that assist refugees in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency; help immigrants in transition to life in the United States; provide assistance to victims of human trafficking; and assure foster care for unaccompanied refugee and entrant minors.:

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 1 (REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT SERVICES):  develop, promote, monitor, analyze and evaluate  programs and contracts for refugee and immigrant services; provide technical assistance and information to public and private non-profit organizations on community services to the targeted population to assist in their adjustment to life in New York State.  

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2 (REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT SERVICES):   supervise Temporary Assistance Specialists 1 (RIS) in providing technical assistance to public and private non-profit providers of services to refugees and immigrants to assist in their transition to life in New York; manage federal funding or grants for support of immigration services.

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3 (REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT SERVICES): oversee Temporary Assistance Specialists 2 (RIS), Community Interpretation Specialists, Immigrant Community Specialists and other staff in providing services to public and private service providers to refugees and immigrants; monitor contracts and represent the agency in inter-and intra-agency work groups to establish coordinated and integrated workforce, public assistance and language specific services for refugees and immigrants. 

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4 (REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT SERVICES):  oversee the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance within the OTDA.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 1 (RIS)

 

Open Competitive:  Six years of experience in assessing or determining refugee and immigrants eligibility for programs to assist in assimilation, achievement of self-sufficiency or other special needs; designing and developing plans, proposals and implementing and evaluating programs to assist refugees and immigrants with assimilation, achievement of self-sufficiency or other needs, or providing human services to refugees and immigrants to assist in gaining and retaining employment, language skills, housing, or medical care.

 

An Associates Degree may substitute for two years of such experience; a Bachelors Degree for four, or a Masters Degree in public administration, business administration or social work may substitute for five years of the experience.

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 2 (RIS) 

 

Promotion:  One year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 (RIS).

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 3 (RIS) 

 

Promotion:  One year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 2 (RIS).

 

            TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST 4 (RIS)

 

Promotion:  One year of permanent service as a Temporary Assistance Specialist 3 (RIS).