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OPWDD operates 6 DDSOOs throughout New York state, employing approximately 23,000 staff who provide services to more than 126,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families across the state. Each DDSOO recruits and hires at their respective facility, in accordance with state and federal laws and pursuant to New York state Civil Service guidelines.

Most state positions within OPWDD and its DDSOOs are filled through competitive civil service examination. To find out more about the examination process or scheduled exams at a specific DDSOO, click here. (link to DSA careers page). New York offers a comprehensive benefits package. More information on the various benefits and compensation to state employees can be found on the state Governor’s Office of Employee Relations website at and on the state Department of Civil Services website at

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