SubChapter H - Personnel

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Part 674 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34; L. 1971, ch. 110, Section 83

Section 674.1 - Political activity.

Section 674.1 Political activity. State and local social services officials and employees are permitted to engage in political activity except as proscribed, where applicable, under the Federal Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), section 107 of the Civil Service Law, Executive Order No. 3 or any subsequent, superseding executive order, and other such provisions of the law which restrict the political activities of public employees or officers.

 

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Part 675 - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WITH RESPECT TO REIMBURSEMENT ON PERSONNEL

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Section 20

Section 675.1 - Local personnel, reimbursement by the State.

Section 675.1 Local personnel, reimbursement by the State. The department will reimburse social services districts on the salaries of employees whose positions are deemed necessary and whose qualifications conform to standards established by civil service specifications and department regulations. If a local social services department proposes to establish a position for which there are no qualifications established by civil service specifications and department regulations, the local social services department shall submit, prior to establishing such new position, temporary or interim qualifications for such position for approval by the New York State Department of Social Services.

 

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Part 676 - PERSONAL HISTORY SUMMARY

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Section 20

Section 676.1 - Application for employment.

Section 676.1 Application for employment. All applicants for positions must complete an application for employment and a statement of qualifications on form DSS-800 or MSD-330 to be kept on file in the local social services department for a period of not less than one year, except that the application for employment of any person actually employed shall be retained in the permanent personnel record of such employee in the form and manner prescribed by the department.

 

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Part 677 - MAINTENANCE OF PERSONNEL INFORMATION

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34

Section 677.1 - Maintenance of records.

Section 677.1 Maintenance of records. Local social services departments shall maintain personnel records on such matters and in such form as may be prescribed from time to time by the New York State Department of Social Services.

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Part 678 - PERSONNEL POLICIES

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34

Section 678.1 - Military leave.

Section 678.1 Military leave. Salary payments made to individuals entitled to be paid while on military leave are subject to reimbursement.

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Section 678.2 - Paid educational leave.

678.2 Paid educational leave. (Additional statutory authority: Social Services Law, Section 30, 31) (a) Persons covered. Persons with permanent or probationary status shall be eligible to apply for educational leave. The fields of study be such as to improve the individual's performance of his duties. On induction into the local department each employee shall be informed in writing of the salient features of the educational leave program. In addition, there shall be an annual posting in the local department regarding the educational leave program of the local department for the benefit of all employees.

(b) Purpose, extent, financial provisions of educational leave. (1) Educational leave may be granted on a full-time, part-time or block time basis for a specific education program as approved by the department.

(2) The period of time for which educational leave is granted shall be subject to determination by the appropriate local and/or State authorities with the approval of the State Department of Social Services.

(3) Each educational leave grant shall be for no more than one academic year.

(4) The grant for educational leave may include salary, school tuition, certain fees, and some travel. The continued salary shall not be less than when the grant became effective and not more than it would have been in regular employment. Tuition and fees shall be paid directly to the school. Travel expense shall be reimbursable to the employee.

(5) For those awards granted under Priority I designation, full tuition, specified fees, certain travel, and continued salary shall be furnished.

(6) For those awards granted under Priority II, full salary shall be furnished.

(7) For those awards granted under Priority III, full tuition shall be reimbursed the awardee upon successful completion of the approved education program.

(c) Application process. (1) Applicants for full-time educational leave shall have applied to at least one appropriate and accredited school before submitting application for educational leave.

(2) All applications for educational leave shall be completed on the prescribed form and submitted by the employee to the designated superior in his agency in accordance with prescribed procedures.

(3) All submitted applications for educational leave shall be completed by the local commissioner and/or the State requesting officer who shall recommend approval or disapproval of the applications and forward the approved applications to the appropriate office in the department, in accordance with prescribed procedures.

(4) The department shall approve or disapprove the applications and notify appropriate personnel, in accordance with prescribed procedures. Final action shall be deferred on applications until documentation is received by the department of unqualified acceptance for admission to an appropriate and accredited school for the period for which application was made.

(5) Each applicant shall be notified in writing by his local department of the approval or disapproval of his application, including the reason in case of disapproval.

(d) Selection of participants. (1) Criteria for department approval:

(i) district or department recommendations and the local department's evaluation of applicant;

(ii) number of awards and amount of money available for the program in a given fiscal year;

(iii) program and administrative needs of the department or local social service departments:

(a) Priority I designation.

(1) Jobs, or class of jobs under consideration, must be specifically identified; knowledge, skills, and values desired must be identified.

(2) Education program requested must be deemed essential to the particular job or class of jobs, as determined by a deputy commissioner and approved by the commissioner of the department; or as determined by a local commissioner and approved by the department.

(3) The school and the curriculum requested must be those designated by the department as appropriate for the identified educational need.

(b) Priority II designation.

(1) Jobs, or class of jobs, must be specifically identified; knowledge, skills, and values desired must be identified.

(2) Education program requested must be deemed desirable for a particular job or class of jobs as determined by a deputy commissioner and approved by the commissioner of the department; or as determined by a local commissioner and approved by the department.

(3) The school and the curriculum requested shall be specified by the applicant and approved by the department as appropriate.

(c) Priority III designation.

(1) Education program is one desired by employee for career development.

(2) The school and the curriculum requested shall be specified by the applicant and approved by the department as appropriate.

(2) Criteria for the local department's evaluation of applicant and recommendations:

(i) length of service: at the local department's discretion but no less than six months of satisfactory employment in the local department; or completion of one academic year of graduate education in an accredited school of social work with a B or higher average, and a minimum of 10 weeks of satisfactory employment in the agency;

(ii) quality of performance: demonstrated interest in job's performance and agency program, efforts for improvement of production, use of supervision, attendance at appropriate school courses, institutes, workshops;

(iii) physical and emotional ability to perform effectively at school and on the job, attendance record being one indicator;

(iv) expected improved value to the local social services department, including the local department's plan for utilization of applicant upon his return which takes into consideration the course of study the applicant is planning to follow.

(e) Conditions of the program. (1) An employee granted educational leave shall retain all rights in the position held at the time leave was granted, or in one with comparable security and pay, with no loss of rights and benefits provided under applicable State or local law, such as: accumulated overtime, sick leave, vacation accruals; salary increments; retirement benefits; health insurance; workmen's compensation. Unless contrary to the local department's policy, vacation, sick or personal leave credits shall not accrue during full-time or block-time educational leave. Time on educational leave shall not count as part of the probationary period. The balance of the probationary period shall be served upon return from the educational leave.

(2) An employee receiving full-time or block-time educational leave shall be relieved of all responsibility for performance of current department work for the period of academic time approved.

(3) An employee receiving part-time educational leave shall have his work load correspondingly reduced if the approved educational program requires more than 10 percent of the local department's work week for a continuous period covering an academic semester or quarter.

(4) An employee on paid, full-time or block-time educational leave shall comply with the school's attendance rules while enrolled in the school program. Absences during the period of leave are not charged against leave credits. The dates of the employee's educational leave status shall be according to the official school schedule, from date of first date of registration to the last date of official attendance at school. For full-time educational leave, the dates are from date of registration to end of one work week following the last official attendance date.

(5) In case of withdrawal from the leave, termination of the educational leave status shall coincide with the official date of withdrawal from school.

(6) An employee on educational leave shall be responsible for reporting to his local department his status or standing or attendance at school, as required by that department.

(7) An employee granted educational leave shall be fully informed of the conditions on which educational leave may be granted, including the length of time expected to remain in the local department's service, the terms of the agreement, and his status before, during and following educational leave.

(8) The applicant shall execute an agreement with the New York State Department of Social Services concerning employment responsibility in return for the educational leave award which agreement shall include an agreement by the employee to return to the local department in which employed immediately upon termination of his financed education and to serve in such employment for one calendar year for each academic year subsidized or part thereof. Recognition is given to the fact that circumstances may make it impossible for the employee to fulfill the work requirement for the educational leave given. Situations may arise in which continuation of employment with the agency would result in undue hardship for the employee and a disadvantage to the local department. Under conditions which warrant, the local department may wish to provide for repayment of funds when the original agreement cannot be fulfilled.

(f) Reimbursement. 100 percent of salary expense incurred by the district for educational leave granted according to the policies and prescribed procedures may be claimed.

(g) Substitute worker. Reimbursement shall be available to the district for the salary of a substitute worker while the regular worker is in school, provided the substitute meets the minimum requirements.

(h) Liaison responsibilities. The local commissioner or State requesting officer shall be responsible for maintaining liaison with the employee while on educational leave following prescribed procedures.

(i) Civil emergencies affecting school program. In the case of a disturbance affecting the school program, such as a strike, the employee from the State or a local department of social services who is on educational leave and in attendance at the school in question shall continue in his full-time school program as long as the school remains open, or, if that is not possible, shall immediately report to his employing agent for instructions.

 

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Section 678.3 - Tuition reimbursement program.

678.3 Tuition reimbursement program. (Additional statutory authority: Social Services Law, Section 31) (a) Policy. The department shall provide reimbursement for specified expenses incurred in connection with approved educational and training activities completed by employees of the department and of local social services departments when special allocation to the district for these purposes has not been made.

(b) Persons covered. Any employee of the State Department of Social Services or of a local social services department who holds a permanent or provisional appointment and who has had a minimum of six months' work experience in the department, or district shall be eligible to apply for participation in the tuition reimbursement program. Selections shall be made within the limitations of available funds and shall be based upon department objectives, goals and needs.

(c) Classifications. (1) The tuition reimbursement program shall include courses, institutes, seminars, workshops and other ancillary training and educational activities on a part-time educational leave basis. These courses and training activities shall be classified as follows:

(i) First priority shall be given to courses and training activities which are deemed necessary by the department for the employee to properly fulfill the requirements of his present job. All necessary expenses shall be reimbursable.

(ii) Second priority shall be given to job-related courses and training activities which are deemed beneficial or desirable by the department and will enhance the effectiveness of an employee in fulfilling his present work assignment. Reimbursement upon successful completion shall be limited to registration, tuition and related fees.

(iii) Third priority shall be given to courses and training activities which are deemed desirable by the department for an employee's career development. Reimbursement upon successful completion shall be limited to registration, tuition and related fees.

(2) Assignment of first priority classification shall be made by the State Commissioner of Social Services and his cabinet. Assignment of second or third priority classification shall be made by the department requesting officer and the division deputy commissioner subject to review and approval by the director of the department's bureau of manpower planning and development.

(d) Application and processing. (1) In the case of local social services personnel, the application shall be submitted to the employee's supervisor and the agency authorizing officer for action on Form DSS-147, "Application for Educational Leave," completed in accordance with the instructions thereon. Approved applications shall be forwarded to the department for action within 30 work days prior to the registration date of each course or training activity for recommendation of priority classification and action. The requesting officer shall prepare form DSS-128, "Request for Training Funds," from the applications received by him for each course or training activity. He shall submit form DSS-128 listing all applicants and total charges, to the director of the department's bureau of manpower planning and development for his action within 20 workdays prior to the registration date, who will then transmit them to the director of the bureau of manpower planning and development for final action.

(2) In the case of department personnel, the applicant shall submit form DSS-147, "Application for Educational Leave," to his supervisor for action and transmittal to the bureau director or requesting officer for action within 30 workdays prior to the registration date of the course or training activity. The bureau director or requesting officer shall prepare form DSS-128, "Request for Training Funds," from approved applications received from each course or training activity. He shall then submit form DSS-128 to the director of the department's office of manpower management and development for his action within 20 workdays prior to the registration date, who will then transmit them to the director of the bureau of manpower planning and development for final action.

(e) Authorization. The director of the bureau of manpower planning and development shall prepare form DSS-129, "Authorization to Expend Training Funds," for each approved participant. He shall transmit this form, together with instructions and necessary forms for claiming reimbursement, to the requesting officer for forwarding to the local department or employee.

(f) Reimbursement. In order to claim reimbursement for expenditures in connection with educational and training activities, local personnel shall complete form AC-92, "New York State Purchase Voucher," and submit it to the department within 15 days after the conclusion of the course or training activity, together with original receipts substantiating payments made and written evidence of satisfactory completion of the course or training activity. State personnel shall submit same through normal administrative channels.

 

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Section 678.4 - General prohibition on the bearing of firearms and carrying of

678.4 General prohibition on the bearing of firearms and carrying of explosive devices. (a) Definitions.

(1) When used in the following sections relating to the bearing of firearms, the term firearm shall mean any pistol, revolver, shotgun or other firearm which may be concealed upon the person.

(2) When used in the following sections relating to presence on the premises of the State Department of Social Services or of any local social services department, the term premises shall mean only those rooms or portions of buildings actually utilized as business offices by the Department of Social Services or by a local social services department.

(b) Policy. (1) No person shall bear or have in his possession any firearm or explosive device while on the premises of the Department of Social Services or of any local social services department.

(2) No employee of the Department of Social Services or of any local social services department shall bear or have in his possession any firearm or explosive devices while engaged in official business of the Department of Social Services or of a local social services department.

(c) Exceptions. (1) This section shall not apply to the possession of firearms by persons in the military or other service of the United States or the State of New York or of any of its political subdivisions in pursuit of official duty when duly authorized by Federal or State law, regulation, or order to possess the same.

(2) This section shall not apply to the possession of firearms by a person who is an employee of the State Department of Social Services or a local social services department, or who renders services to the Department of Social Services or a local social services department pursuant to contract or other cooperative arrangement, if such person is in the performance of official duties and the person's official duties are limited to providing building security on department premises and/or providing security for department employees engaged in official business off the premises.

 

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Part 679 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER

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Statutory Authority: 
Constitution, art. XVII, Section 2; Social Services Law, SectionSection 17, 20, 34, 65, 116

Section 679.1 - Definitions.

Section 679.1 Definitions. When used in the following sections relating to minimum qualifications, local social services commissioner includes any title by which the chief executive officer of the social services department of a social services district is referred to, who is charged with the responsibility of administering public assistance and care as defined in the Social Services law.

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Section 679.2 - Groups of social services districts.

679.2 Groups of social services districts. (a) For the purpose of prescribing minimum qualifications for appointment of local social services commissioners, differentiated on the basis of their relative responsibilities, the social services districts of the State are hereby divided into four groups as follows:

(1) Group I. Social services districts having a caseload of less than 1,000 cases;

(2) Group II. Social services districts having a caseload of 1,000 but less than 5,000 cases;

(3) Group III. Social services districts having a caseload of 5,000 but less than 50,000 cases; and

(4) Group IV. Social services districts having a caseload of 50,000 cases and over.

(b) The caseload of each social services district on June 30th of each year, as determined by the commissioner, shall determine the group in which a social services district shall be, for the purpose of determining the minimum qualifications required by this Part for candidates to fill a vacancy occurring within one year after that date.

 

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Section 679.3 - Commissioners of districts in Group I: minimum qualifications

679.3 Commissioners of districts in Group I: minimum qualifications required for appointment. Candidates shall have the following minimum training and experience:

(a) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for a four-year course of study, and

(b) Experience. (1) Four years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education, or social agency, two years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity, or

(2) Four years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is a responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(c) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(d) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate training, at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up to two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section.

 

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Section 679.4 - Commissioners of districts in Group II: minimum qualifications

679.4 Commissioners of districts in Group II: minimum qualifications required for appointment. Candidates shall have the following minimum training and experience:

(a) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for a four-year course of study and

(b) Experience. (1) Five years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education, or social agency, three years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity or

(2) Five years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(c) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(d) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate training, at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up to two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section.

 

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Section 679.5 - Commissioners of districts in Group III: minimum qualifications

679.5 Commissioners of districts in Group III: minimum qualifications required for appointment. Candidates shall have the following minimum training and experience:

(a) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for a four-year course of study, and

(b) Experience. (1) Six years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education, or social agency, four years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity, or

(2) Six years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(c) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(d) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section.

 

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Section 679.6 - Commissioners of districts in Group IV: minimum qualifications

679.6 Commissioners of districts in Group IV: minimum qualifications required for appointment. Candidates shall have the following minimum training and experience:

(a) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for a four-year course of study, and

(b) Experience. (1) Seven years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education, or social agency, five years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity, or

(2) Seven years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is responsibility for planning, directing, and of coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(c) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(d) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate training, at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up to two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section.

 

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Section 679.7 - Appointment of qualified persons.

679.7 Appointment of qualified persons. No person shall be appointed or serve as a local social services commissioner or deputy commissioner who does not meet the minimum qualifications required for the position by the regulations of the department, except

(a) for the person who qualifies for commissioner pursuant to section 26 of chapter 1071 of the Laws of 1965 by reason of having served in the position on December 31, 1965 and

(b) for the person nominated to serve as acting commissioner pursuant to section 65 of the Social Services Law which authorizes the appointment of any employee of a social services district as acting commissioner for a period not exceeding one year, in the absence of qualified candidates and subject to the approval of the State Commissioner of Social Services.

 

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Section 679.8 - Submission of qualifications.

679.8 Submission of qualifications. (a) Prior to the appointment of any person as a local social services commissioner, or as an acting social services commissioner pursuant to section 65 of the Social Services Law, by the appropriate county or city body or officer, such body or officer shall submit a statement of his qualifications on form DSS-800, "Personal History Summary," and a statement summarizing the conditions which necessitate the request and the efforts which have been made to find a person to fill the position of commissioner to the State Commissioner of Social Services for approval.

(b) Prior to the appointment of any person as a local social services deputy commissioner, the local commissioner shall submit a statement of his qualifications to the State Commissioner of Social Services for approval.

 

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Section 679.9 - Notice of qualification.

679.9 Notice of qualification. Within 10 days after the receipt of such statement or any additional statement, the State commissioner shall notify the body or officer or local commissioner in writing whether the prospective appointee does or does not meet the minimum qualifications. If a prospective appointee does not meet the qualifications, the written notification shall specify the particular qualification or qualifications not met. In the case of a proposed acting commissioner, the notification shall indicate approval or disapproval pursuant to section 65 of the Social Services Law.

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Section 679.10 - Deputy social services commissioner.

679.10 Deputy social services commissioner. (a) General statement of duties. Under the direction of the commissioner is responsible for the overall operation of a local social services program in one of the social services districts in the State; or directs specific local departmental functions as assigned; does related work as required.

(b) Distinguishing features of the class. This is primarily an administrative position involving responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a local social services department within the framework of the Social Services Law and department regulations, and administrative policies established by the commissioner. A deputy commissioner must effectively coordinate those local departmental functions for which he has assigned responsibility. In the absence of the commissioner a deputy may have complete charge of local department operations and direction of personnel.

(c) Examples of work (illustrative only). (1) Assists commissioner in preparation of annual budget, maintenance of fiscal controls, and submission of financial reports to local legislative body and the State Department of Social Services;

(2) Assists commissioner in recruitment and selection of personnel;

(3) Coordinates activities of the local department to meet its goals and objectives;

(4) Reviews and approves all purchase orders for the county home;

(5) Reviews and approves all travel expenses;

(6) Assists commissioner in program development and in formulation of local department policy;

(7) Oversees the administration of comprehensive staff development program for all employees in the local department;

(8) Assists the commissioner in the public relation aspects of the program and in interpreting the work of the local department to the community.

(d) Minimum qualifications. (1) For deputy commissioner in Group III districts:

(i) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree and four-year course of study and

(ii) Experience. (a) Five years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in health, education or social agency, three years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity or

(b) Five years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(iii) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(iv) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate training, at a recognized college or university in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up to two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in clause (a) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (1) of this subdivision.

(2) For deputy commissioners in Group IV districts:

(i) Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for four-year course of study and

(ii) Experience. (a) Six years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education and social agency, four years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity or

(b) Six years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position where there is responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.

(iii) Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.

(iv) Post-graduate training. Post-graduate training, at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent on a year-for-year basis up to two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in clause (a) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of this subdivision.

 

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Part 680 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES POSITIONS

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Statutory Authority: 
Social Services Law, Sections 17(c), 20(3)(d), 34(3)(f)

Section 680.1 - Position specifications.

Section 680.1 Position specifications. (a) The State Department of Social Services and each local social service district shall maintain current written position specifications for all paid and volunteer positions established within the local social service district.

(b) Position specifications for local social service district positions shall contain as a minimum:

(1) a position title;

(2) a list of typical work activities;

(3) a statement of knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics required for satisfactory performance; and

(4) the minimum training and/or experience qualifications of the position.

(c) Minimum qualifications of local social service district position specifications shall comply with any minimum qualifications specified by Federal or State law, rule or regulation.

(d) Local social service districts, in consultation with the local civil service commission, or, in the absence thereof, with an equivalent local classifying authority, shall submit proposals for new or revised position specifications to the department for approval prior to final adoption by the appropriate local classifying authority.

(e) Position specifications submitted to the department by local social services districts will be reviewed for consistency with general accepted professional standards, for internal consistency, for format, for compatibility with equal employment opportunity, for adherence to programmatic requirements, and for conformity with applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations or policies. The department in approving local social services district position specifications will given due regard to the variation among local social services districts in regard to recruitment fields, available resources, and customary usage.

(f) All local social service district position specifications in effect and approved prior to the enactment of this section as hereby amended shall remain in full force and effect until and unless new specifications are created pursuant to the terms of this section.

 

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