These positions are full-time positions that require scheduling flexibility and weekend work (availability for 1-2 weekends per month is expected / required). These are not traditional 9-5 weekday positions.
Assessments can take place on any day of the week. Weekends are not excluded. When an assessment is scheduled, the Assessor travels to the individual's home or other agreed-upon location in the community, conducts the assessment and then must complete and finalize the assessment within 3 calendar days. Even if an assessment did not take place on a Saturday or Sunday, weekend work can be required in order to complete assessments by deadline. Management frequently works with Assessors over the weekend to provide input in order to meet deadlines.
Candidates should understand that travel is a required part of this job. Those on-boarded for NYC will be expected to cover appointments throughout the 5 boroughs. Those on-boarded for Long Island will be expected to cover appointments throughout Long Island (both Nassau and Suffolk). Those on-boarded for upstate will have specific geographic coverage expectations, discussed during the recruitment and interview stage. If you have questions about this, ask your agency now.
Assessors often have questions about travel reimbursement. All interested candidates are encouraged to discuss travel reimbursement in detail with their agency prior to accepting an assignment