The Troy Family YMCA Branch — Property Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Property Director manages the physical facilities of the branch which includes maintenance, cleaning and supervision of staff. The property director is also responsible for the administration of the dept. (budgeting, etc.).

Job Requirements: High School degree/GED is required. 3-5 years’ experience in cleaning and building trades. Prior supervisory experience. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: To develop annual operating plan for the Maintenance Department. Monitor the achievement of these objectives, taking appropriate action to ensure they are met. Develop, monitor and administer annual budget (income and expense) for the Department. Ensure that the department maintains a positive fiscal position. Is liaison with outside contractors and vendors. Manage the staff and volunteers – recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures and timeframes of the association. Assure the facility is cleaned on a daily basis to the standards and guidelines of the CDYMCA. Create and implement a preventative maintenance for appropriate building equipment and facilities. Oversee and perform, as necessary, all maintenance and repair activities. Oversee and coordinate snow removal and lawn grooming. Monitor and maintain aquatic facilities in accordance with applicable standards and regulations. Participate and support all CDY special events and fund raising activities, including Reach out for Youth, annual membership campaign, branch fundraisers and open houses. Serve as staff representative to the branch Program Committee, CDYMCA P-Group and other committees, as requested. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Salary: – Low 40s
Deadline: 11/28/2014

Please send all resumes and applications to: Thomas Anadio, Executive Director, Capital District YMCA-Troy Family Branch, 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180 Or by E-mail.

Census Jobs for the 2015 American Housing Survey

The United States Census Bureau is recruiting for part-time Temp Field Representatives in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. Must be over the age of 18, pass a background check, be a United States citizen, pass a written test and two interviews. Valid driver’s license, insured vehicle and phone required. Hiring begins in early 2015, work assignments March to August 2015. To learn more, or register for a test, E-mail your name, phone number and zip code or call (212) 584-3495.

Empire Justice Center — Health Law Paralegal-Full time, Albany Office

The Position: The paralegal will provide consumer assistance to Medicaid beneficiaries in need of long-term care services in ten counties in and near the Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware). They will be able to provide assistance and education on Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) as well as long-term care services in mainstream managed care and fee-for-service Medicaid; advise individuals on accessing care through these models, advocate for long term care services, assist with appeals, and identify and report on systemic problems in accessing appropriate care and services. This position does require the ability to establish an on-the-ground presence through partner organizations.

Skills and Abilities: 5-10 years’ experience; Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong negotiation skills; Strong leadership skills; Strong organizational skills and adept at managing multiple priorities; Ability to manage time-sensitive obligations in client cases; Background in health law preferred, especially familiarity with public programs and the needs of dual eligibles.

Core Responsibilities and Duties: Develop on-site presence in ten counties in the Capital Region for consumer assistance to Medicaid beneficiaries receiving or in need of long term care services; Assist consumers in navigating Medicaid managed care and managed long-term care; Educate clients on long-term care services; Assist clients in accessing services through Medicaid Managed Care, Managed Long-term Care, and Medicaid waivers; Assist clients in appeals of service denials, reductions and terminations; Provide monthly reports on client services; Provide community presentations on Medicaid and Medicare.


Education: 5-10 years’ experience with either Paralegal certification or BA.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and Excel desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization’s salary scale. Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance; pension and life insurance; vacation, holiday, personal and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.
Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2014. If interested please E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to Rebecah Corcoran, Human Resources Manager, Empire Justice Center.

Albany County – Real Property Clerk

Distinguishing features of the class: This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of para- professional tasks assisting in the administration of the real property tax service agency. The incumbent has the responsibility to assist town assessors with various questions as they relate to exemptions, preparation of assessment rolls, processing corrections of assessment rolls, refunds of taxes assessor reports and re-levied taxes. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Property Tax Service Agency. Does related work as required.

Typical work activities: Processes RP5217s after filing in the County Clerk’s Office which includes reviewing for accuracy and distributing to the individual local municipalities and reporting to NYS Tax and Finance; Gathers data and prepares correspondence to be submitted into the monthly audit and finance meeting and county legislative meetings; Maintains records of subdivision maps for all of Albany County and does preliminary work before they are finalized and filed, including parcel merger requests; Answers incoming phone calls and provides information regarding deed references, tax maps, correction of errors on assessment and tax rolls and other information as it relates to the Real Property Tax Law; Provides information to individuals visiting the agency, including the general public, tax searchers, surveyors, county employees and other local government agencies; Maintains a log of incoming correspondence and subsequent action taken; Receives, reviews and collects all necessary data for the processing of applications of correction assessment rolls, tax rolls and applications for refunds of taxes, which includes mathematical computations, in order for the County Directors to make their recommendations to the Legislature; Tracks the terms of Board of Assessment Review (BAR) members for all municipalities in Albany County and is responsible for assuring they meet the minimum qualifications to serve on the BAR; Coordinates the training of BAR members; Assists with the training of local assessors.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characterisitcs: Good knowledge of real property terminology and tax structure, procedures and forms; Good knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English and arithmetic; Good knowledge of the methods and procedures of record maintenance and the processing of land transfer and taxation transactions; Working knowledge of New York State Real Property Tax law and local policy; Working knowledge of real property valuation and assessment; Working knowledge of the New York State Real Property Information System; Ability to deal effectively with the public; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

The Salary is $36,617.

Minimum qualifications: Either:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with at least an Associate’s degree and one (1) year of work experience involving real property assessment records, real estate values or title search techniques; OR,

B. Graduation from high school and three (3) years of work experience involving real property assessment records, real estate values or title search techniques.

Please E-email a resume to Ainsley A. Thomas, Director of Affirmative Action, Albany County Department of Human Resources.

Albany County Civil service Positions

Please be aware that new exam announcements have been posted on the Albany County Department of Civil Service website.

New York State Correction Officer Exams

The New York State Department of Civil Service has announced examinations for the position of Correction Officer Trainee
(25-831) and Correction Officer Trainee (Spanish Language) (25-832)

Schenectady County Correction Officer Exams

Minimum qualifications: On the date of the written test, graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Exam Title: Correction Officer

Exam Number: 65-844 Spanish, 65-843 English

Salary Range: $34,217 – $53,061 (2012)

Last Date For Filing: November 24, 2014

Date Of Examination: January 10, 2015

Residency requirement: Immediately preceding the date of the written test and appointment, candidates must have been legal residents of Schenectady, Albany, Schoharie, Montgomery or Saratoga county for at least one month.

Special requirements: See announcements please

Special note: Permanent appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Failure to meet the standards set for the investigative screening may result in disqualification.

Assistant Principal – Vanderheyden

Position Summary: The Assistant Principal’s primary job responsibility is the supervision, discipline, and monitoring of students. The Assistant Principal, under the direction of the Building Principal, implements and enforces school board policies, administrative rules and regulations. In the absence of the Building Principal, the Assistant Principal shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the Building Principal. The Assistant Principal will work cooperatively with the administrative team, support goals and initiatives, and be held directly accountable to the Principal.

Primary Duties & Essential Functions: Understand and support the Agency Mission. Adheres to and enforces policy, school guidelines, administrative directives, and Agency standards. Enforces guidelines to maintain proper discipline and conduct. Assists in the development and administration of policies dealing with discipline, conduct, and attendance. Communicates relevant policies and procedures with regard to student discipline, conduct, and attendance to students, staff, and parents. Assists the Building Principal with student actions. Works with and assists faculty in the development of effective classroom discipline and organization. Maintains an effective and safe school environment. Assists Building Principal with safety drills on a regular basis and is able to implement emergency evacuations and lock-downs effectively. Assists in curriculum development to meet the needs of all students. Prepares required reports and paperwork such as discipline reports, suspension reports, expulsion paperwork, discrimination complaints, injury reports, parent communications, and other paperwork as assigned. Works with the Building Principal in the preparation of appropriate handbooks. Assists in the selection and mentoring of staff. Works as a team member to meet the system-wide needs of the school. Assists in supervision of special events. Assists in the care and management of the building and grounds, furniture, equipment, apparatus, books, and supplies. Notifies the Building Principal when maintenance is needed. Assume other responsibilities that belong to all education staff members such as participation in the behavior management program, insuring the health, safety and supervision of students and enforcing the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. Provide training and support to staff within the Education Department. Develop supportive and nurturing relationships with students while consistently reinforcing program expectations. As this list of duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive, other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as business or school needs require.

Required Education, Knowledge and Skills: Master’s Degree in Education with New York certification as a school administrator. Minimum of 2 years of successful experience with at-risk youth and or youth with special education needs. Minimum of 2 years successful experience as a classroom teacher – special education experience preferred. Experience in interviewing, hiring, supervising, and appraisal of staff. Knowledge of state and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations regarding education of special needs and non-special needs children in this state, including Part 100 and Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Knowledge of the provision of educational services to disabled and non-disabled children. Knowledge of the federal and state grants applicable to education programs in similar settings. Working knowledge of the principles of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation. Working knowledge of teacher competencies, training, supervision and appraisal.

Abilities and Working Conditions: Must be available to work a first shift, 40 hour work week. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation. Willingness to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population. Ability to deal positively with changing priorities in a fast paced environment. Display a positive, professional and proactive attitude to accomplish quality work that is in line with the agency’s mission statement. Seek opinions, alternative viewpoints in decision making. Understand and respect the expertise and experience of others, appreciate the different views, and the perspective and limitations of other individuals. Exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor with internal and external constituents.

Vanderheyden is committed to the Sanctuary Model – a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. The Sanctuary Model’s focus is not only on the people who seek services, but equally on the people and systems that provide those services.

To Apply send cover letter and resume by E-mail.