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Post date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:53pm
Company Name: Niagara Falls Water Board
Contact Name: Thom Jennings
Contact Phone: 716-634-3300
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The Niagara Falls Water Board is seeking a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, managing, directing, assigning, controlling and directing the operation of Water and Wastewater (sanitary and storm sewer systems) facilities involving a professional staff complemented with a large technical, skilled and semi-skilled staff.

About the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) The mission of the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) is to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater management services to our community in an economical and efficient manner.

The NFWB services nearly 18,000 accounts, including residential and businesses throughout the City of Niagara Falls and some outlying areas. The NFWB is a public benefit corporation created in 2002. With an operating budget of $39 million the NFWB owns two treatments plants, two elevated water storage tanks, several pumping stations, and maintains 550 miles of water and sewer lines throughout its service district.

Position: Executive Director

The Executive Director, with the assistance of assistants, consultants and the technical and engineering staffs, assumes personal control of engineering, systems and projects with the objective of long-term planning and program development. The successful candidate will assist in negotiation/strategic planning, grievance arbitration, labor relations, and is responsible for hiring, firing and disciplining subordinates. General direction is received from the Board with considerable latitude given for exercising independent judgment in carrying out assignments and dealing with emergency situations. Performance is reviewed by reports, conferences, meeting assignments, goal achievements and evaluation from customers.

To apply, please contact:

Thomas Jennings
Executive Recruiter

Post date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 9:48am
Company Name: Koester Associates, Inc
Contact Name: Pamela Leary
Contact Phone: 315-697-3800
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-697-3641

Koester Associates is seeking a talented, experienced, and driven Inside Sales Engineer to join our growing team.

Celebrating over 45 years of providing consistent, value-based, and high-quality solutions, Koester represents industry leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment and pumping equipment. Koester specializes in applications, design, operations, parts, maintenance, sales, technical support, and service.


Provide a professional and efficient sales support contact for outside sales and external customers. Ensure timely and accurate responses for proposals, specifications, drawings, and other deliverables as requested and/or required to complete sales cycles.


  • Provide frontline level support to the external sales team, ensuring all processes are implemented effectively and standards of performance are maintained.
  • Maintain all product and pricing information on central system and individual customer profiles.
  • Process all incoming requests via telephone and email with rapid response and up-selling wherever possible.
  • Research and review mechanical and electrical drawings, and current designs for municipal water and wastewater projects. 
  • Prepare estimates based upon engineering specifications and drawings.
  • Interact with manufacturers in preparing proposals and developing technical specifications.
  • Team with your outside salesperson to build a sales pipeline.


  • Prefer to have water/wastewater experience.
  • Proficient in reading comprehension and math ability with understanding of pricing and ability to reconcile numbers.    
  • Competent in all MS Office applications (to Intermediate level as a minimum) and experience working with CAD and blueprints.
  • Excellent communication with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective business and customer relationships both in person and at a distance.
  • Customer focused and driven by results and achievement.
  • Able to take responsibility for own workload and make decisions.
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Minimum of 12 months’ previous experience in a customer service/sales support role.
  • Previous telesales and/or sales negotiation experience.
  • Good understanding of pricing strategies with experience creating budget proposals.Comfortable with CRM environments to capture KPIs.Able to make decisions in other team members’ absence.
  • Creative, with ability to design documents and present information attractively.

Personality and Leadership Skills

  • Team player with strong work ethic.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and ability to use initiative as appropriate.

Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business, including some sociable and weekend hours as needed.

Koester Associates offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401K with employer match and health insurance. We are an equal opportunity employer.  If you are interested in pursuing this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Post date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 9:11am
Company Name: New York Leak Detection, Inc
Contact Name: Michael Goodfellow
Contact Phone: 315-469-4601
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 315-469-2868

EVENTS/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR New York Leak Detection (NYLD) is a full-service subsurface utility engineering firm engaged in underground utility locating, leak detection and infrastructure asset management.  Our client base is located throughout New York State and the Tri-State Region of NY/CT/NJ.  Our firm is looking to fill an opening for an Event/Business Development Coordinator to work full time in our Dewitt office.

Responsibilities of this position include scheduling and coordinating in-office training and marketing events, coordination of virtual meetings with prospective clients, coordination of virtual meetings between field and office staff, assisting with company marketing efforts, assisting with efforts to expand the company’s client portfolio, and  represent the company at trade shows as well as other office duties.  A key element of this position will be development of a technical training program specifically to promote the services offered by NYLD.

This position requires excellent communication skills, experience in event planning, a background in client relations, experience and/or an interest in business development and a willingness to work in a flexible work environment.  The successful candidate will be competent in MS Office and familiar with various on-line video conferencing sites (Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc.).  Proficiency in other IT areas such as hardware management and setup will be a plus.  A technical background in municipal infrastructure, while not required, will be favorably considered.


Post date: Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:35pm
Company Name: American Water
Contact Name: Maria Santiago
Contact Phone: 717-580-4672
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Sewage Plant Operator (SCA) Military Services Group (MSG) works with the United States Military to treat and supply water and to collect and treat wastewater for military installations all over the country as part of the federal government’s Utility Privatization Program.

In September of 2019, American Water was awarded a 50-year contract to privatize the water and wastewater utilities of U.S. Army Garrison West Point, New York. Our responsibilities include system capital investment, regulatory and environmental compliance, planning, asset recapitalization, and long-term operations and maintenance.

Primary Role
Independently operates, maintains, repairs and inspects wastewater treatment plant and collection system (lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc.). Includes the collection of wastewater samples per state regulations, performing process control laboratory testing, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties.

Position will also be required to assist with the water collection system on a periodic basis and participate in water and sewer main and service repairs.

Key Accountabilities
Operates wastewater system (conventional treatment plant, spray irrigation system, lift stations, holding tanks, grease traps, etc.) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control.

Performs maintenance of the wastewater systems.   Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.

Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.

Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules.

Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Assist in repairs of treatment plant equipment, and water and sewer main and service repairs with other project staff Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns.

Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.

Possesses a thorough knowledge of activated sludge treatment for domestic waste. Specifically, but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.

Knowledge of health and safety regulations.

Able to read gauges and meters.

Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.

Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.

Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.

Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.

Three years in operation of activated sludge plants Three years’ experience in working in sewage collection systems Must possess a high school diploma or GED Additional trade specific courses preferred.

NY State Class 3A Wastewater License highly preferred but a combination or experience and lower license could be considered.

Must possess a valid, active state drivers license with a clean driving record.

CDL preferred

Work Environment
Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.

Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.

Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted

Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (or potential to be Tuesday - Saturday) There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments.

  • If interested, please click here to submit an application. 


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Post date: Friday, January 22, 2021 - 9:07am
Company Name: Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority
Contact Name: Joshua Salyer
Contact Phone: 5132210500
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The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) is seeking a new Executive Director to lead this dynamic organization to continued success and excellence in service delivery. This job requires a person who is passionate about utilities, can help others see the potential of growth, and has the tenacity and perseverance to execute long-term plans.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Fiscal Officer in the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority. This involves planning, directing, and coordinating administrative and operational functions to ensure adequate capacity for water and wastewater throughout the County.


Typical duties include:


•           Ensure the Board of Directors and its officers are kept fully informed on the conditions, finances, and operations of the LCWSA and all important factors influencing them.

•           Work with the Board in formulating the basic policies, programs, and projects that will further the objectives of the LCWSA.

•           Plan and administer official meetings of the LCWSA.

•           Conduct all communications with the LCWSA customers, including newsletters, general mailings, public reports, and online information.

•           Establish and maintain a sound organizational structure.

•           Ensure all LCWSA funds, physical assets, and other properties are appropriately safeguarded and administered in a manner that meets accepted accounting standards.

•           Manage all union and non-union staff matters. Participate in union contract negotiations, and administer collective bargaining agreements, including grievance handling.

•           Identify and implement measures to maintain and enhance the LCWSA’s public image.

•           Maintain effective relationships with other public and private entities that have the potential to impact or be impacted by the established policies and objectives of the LCWSA Board and mission.

•           Coordinate with developers who seek to bring new business to the service area and need water and/or sewer services.

•           Manage and work directly with engineering firms to develop and implement new water and wastewater capital improvement projects.

•           Implement or enhance asset management process, including a scheduled work program and work order system.

•           Establish and carry out annual capital improvement program.

The Executive Director has two direct reports, including the Principal Account Clerk and the Director of Operations. The Executive Director is appointed by and reports directly to the Water and Sewer Authority Board.


Experience and Education

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field. Other combinations of training and/or experience in lieu of a degree that demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of the skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position, including experience working in a utility, local government, or construction field and demonstrated ability to oversee contractors and consulting engineers will satisfy this requirement.

In addition, a minimum of ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions, including at least three with supervision/project management oversight, is also required.


Preferred qualifications include experience helping a utility system grow, managing and funding multiple large capital projects, working collaboratively within a rural utility environment, providing leadership and direction to unionized staff, and developing a hard-working part-time board. A master’s degree or PE is preferred but not required.


A valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record is also required.



The expected salary range is $115,000 – $130,000, depending on qualifications, and the LCWSA will negotiate a package of fringe benefits with the selected candidate.


How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on February 22, 2021.

Post date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:31am
Company Name: Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems
Contact Name: Samantha Voss
Contact Phone: 607-664-9106
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 607-776-9092

Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems – Bath, New York

NYS Civil Service Competitive Position

Compensation: A competitive compensation and benefits package offered and commensurate with experience.

Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) is the municipal utility department of the Village of Bath (1). BEGWS is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Village-owned electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. BEGWS has been serving its utility customers in the Village of Bath and nearby areas in the Town of Bath since 1938 when BEGWS was established. BEGWS strives to provide safe, reliable and affordable utility services to its customers.

The Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission is responsible for the overall management of BEGWS. The Director of Municipal Utilities is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of BEGWS. The Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities assists and supports the Director in the day-to-day management and oversight.



Highly responsible professional, technical, and administrative work assisting with directing the overall operation of BEGWS. The Assistant Director assists and supports the Director in supervising staff, managing professional and construction contracts, and overseeing employees, consultant(s) and/or contractor(s) providing services associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The Assistant Director assists in developing long range plans, developing policies and procedures, managing utility programs, preparing, implementing, and overseeing the BEGWS budget. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in monitoring the financial performance of BEGWS to ensure that rates and charges are adequate to recover the costs of each utility while maintaining competitive rates. The Assistant Director assists the Director in evaluating documents, reports, etc. on utility matters and reporting to the Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission, and the Village of Bath Mayor and Board of Trustees as required.

The work is performed under the general oversight of the Director, with broad leeway for the exercise of independent judgement in the application of laws, regulations, policies and procedures for specific tasks and assignments.

Supervision is exercised over the work of some and/or all BEGWS employees, as assigned.



 Assists in the planning, directing, coordinating, and administering of activities and personnel of BEGWS in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

 Assists with the planning and development of long/short range financing and capital improvement programs; assists with overseeing and leading the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for utility activities and programs.

 Assists with the preparation and implementation of the BEGWS budget and longrange capital plans. Ensure operations are maintained within the approved budgeted.

 Assists in the review and approval of contracts, progress payments, purchase orders, and accounts payable invoices.

 Assists with managing the development of goals and objectives, policies and procedures for utility activities and programs.

 Assists with managing the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies to maintain and enforce production, safety and work standards and to improve system reliability.

 Ensures employees have the necessary training and equipment to safely perform assigned duties.

 As needed, represents BEGWS at Village Board Meetings and committees concerning utility issues.

 As needed, makes presentations to elected/appointed officials, department heads, staff/public/private agencies/groups regarding utility issues, programs and projects.

 Assists in preparing rates studies, submitting to the NYS Public Service Commission (for the electric and gas utilities) and/or the Village Board (for the water and sewer utilities), and responding to interrogatory requests and answering questions accordingly.

 Assists with implementing rates and charges, including field adjustments, that are sufficient to fully fund the utility’s operation and maintenance expenses including supply, paying debt service, and funding the utility capital programs while maintaining satisfactory debt service coverage.

 Responsible for maintaining rates that are competitive and fairly distribute costs among BEGWS utility customers in the Village of Bath and nearby areas in the Town of Bath.

 Assists in reviewing developer’s agreements permits, and engineering plans.

 Assists with reviewing and approving drawings and specifications for all system replacements, additions, etc.

 Assists in reviewing and controlling BEGWS inventory, warehousing and purchasing.

(These Essential Job Functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.)



 Ability to visualize, develop, plan, organize and direct improvements, extensions, operations and maintenance of the electric, gas, water and sewer utilities.

 Ability to develop long term plans and strategies to evaluate work accomplishments; prepare highly technical reports and train, develop, organize and supervise personnel/staff/employees.

 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work effectively with elected/appointment officials, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other utilities, other Village employees and the general public.

 Knowledge and experience in business and strategic management, finance, accounting, and engineering principles and practices governing the operations of utility systems.

 Knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations, and statutes which govern electric, gas, water and sewer utility systems and of governmental organization and budgeting.

 Knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned areas of responsibility.

 Ability to utilize common Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 Strong work ethic

 Flexible and adaptable

 Ability to think outside the box

 Orientation toward service

 Quality driven

 Goal oriented

 Resourceful

 Sense of ownership and responsibility

 Good professional judgement

 Problem-solving skills

 Loyal and dedicated

 Ability to interact effectively with others

 Understands the importance of teamwork


(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree AND five (5) years of experience in finance, accounting, engineering, utility systems operations, business and strategic management, labor relations, or related field.


Post date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 1:10pm
Company Name: Village of Coxsackie
Contact Name: Nikki Bereznak
Contact Phone: 518-731-2718
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: 518-731-2231

Village of Coxsackie 

Water Superintendent Position

The Village of Coxsackie will receive applications from interested persons for the position of Water Superintendent. The job description and application are posted on the Village of Coxsackie website,

Applications will be accepted in person or by mail to the Village of Coxsackie, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY 12051 until the close of business on December 31, 2020. Questions may be directed to Clerk Nikki Bereznak at

Village of Coxsackie


SALARY RANGE:    $55,000-$65,000-commensurate with experience and certifications

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:      Has responsible charge of the water supply system; does related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an important supervisory position involving responsibility for maintaining a continuous supply of water. Employees in this class lead in the construction, repair, and maintenance of a water distribution system. The supervision of several laborers may be entailed. The work is performed under administrative direction. Immediate supervision is exercised over all activities of the department.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:                 (Illustrative Only)

Makes frequent inspections of filter plant, equipment, and reservoirs in order to check operations and execute repairs; Takes water samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis; Oversees the repair of water mains, hydrants, meters, service pipes to consumers’ premises; Plans for future water supply, taking into considerations population increases, industrial conditions, and fire protection; Investigates major complaints regarding the operation of the department; Purchases repair parts and supplies; Maintains maps, blueprints and other departmental records; Trains employees in meter, main and service line repairs; Oversees the clerical and business managements activities of the department; Directs water works construction projects; Reads meters; Coordinates bureau activities with the work of other public works departments and various outside agencies; And other tasks as assigned by the Village board.


Reasonably good knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as related to water distribution systems; Thorough knowledge of tools, equipment and terminology employed in water distribution systems; Ability to read meters and make simple computations; Ability to read blueprints; Ability to plan and lay out work of others; Ability to follow oral and written directions.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Some experience in the operation and maintenance of a public water supply system or related activities part of which preferably may have been in a supervisory capacity, and completion of a standard high school course; or any equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work activities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS: Unless a provision is made by a municipality for an additional position of Filter Plant Operator, the possession of a valid certificate for the appropriate grade operator of a public water treatment and purification plant issued by the State of New York is required.

Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:05pm
Company Name: Ferguson Waterworks
Contact Name: Tim Trout
Contact Phone: 215-353-3111
Contact Email:
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Ferguson Waterworks is currently seeking the right individual to fill an immediate need for an Outside Municipal Sales Representative for the Western NY market.


Develop and maintain relationships with an assigned customer base, including key accounts, insuring their satisfaction with our products and services.

Develop and maintain vendor relations.  Monitor sales trends and product performance results.  Continually enhance sales skills and product knowledge to promote a professional image in the field.  Work with other branch personnel to ensure great customer service from the order to the delivery and beyond


A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but prior experience in the Waterworks industry, will be considered.  A successful Outside Waterworks Sales Rep will possess the following:

Prior sales experience in the Waterworks industry is strongly preferred A strong sales presence Problem solving, leadership and listening skills Product and vendor knowledge (or the ability to quickly learn it) Benefits

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection and retirement savings.  Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal and holiday), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities and much more!


Post date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:08am
Company Name: Bonduelle Americas - Oakfield NY
Contact Name: Shawn Pollock
Contact Phone: 585-774-1018
Contact Email:
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Wastewater Operator

•           Operate Activated Sludge WWTS to meet all regulatory guidelines and responsibilities

•           Perform process testing of system operations, such as pH, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, etc. in order to monitor system condition

•           Perform preventative and repair maintenance on treatment plant equipment such as aerator, pump, motor, gearbox, valve, etc.

•           Collect required samples, submit samples to laboratory, log in results correctly and accurately and review results to ensure permit compliance

•           Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all phases of facility operations

•           Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of all equipment and plant maintenance

•           Prepare operating reports based on facility’s operation and/or maintenance records for the employer or regulatory agency as required

•           Monitor and maintain appropriate water levels in wastewater and freshwater ponds

•           Operate various machinery (tractors / lifts) for equipment, building, grounds maintenance

•           Perform custodial duties of buildings and grounds

•           Inform Supervisor in a timely manner of plant problems, upsets, repairs, etc.

•           Work conscientiously, adhere to EH&S policies and processes, and be aware of and report safety hazards

•           Be prepared to discuss in a professional manner the plant operations with employer, visitors or regulatory personnel

•           Project a positive image to employer, visitors, regulatory agencies, etc.

•           Performs other related duties as assigned by management


Post date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 2:27pm
Company Name: Office of Children and Family Services
Contact Name: Steve Melendez
Contact Phone: (845) 691-6006
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (845) 691-6571

Senior Filter Plant Operator

Minimum Qualifications:

Certification from the New York State Department of Health in the grade required for operation of the water treatment plant to which assigned.

Appointees may be temporarily employed pending certification but must be removed if fail to achieve certification.

Duties Description:

Operate large and complex water filtration plants that feature rapid sand filter with coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, micro-filtration, Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection, chlorination or chemical control of effluent or operate water purification and wastewater treatment filtration systems. May supervise other staff.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments:

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.