Director of Special Projects


The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care services. In child welfare, ACS contracts with private nonprofit organizations to support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services and provides foster care services for children not able to safely remain at home. Each year, the agency’s Division of Child Protection responds to more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. In juvenile justice, ACS manages and funds services including detention and placement, intensive community-based alternatives for youth, and support services for families. ACS is also a key part of NYCs early childhood and education continuum, providing childcare assistance to thousands of child welfare involved and low-income children so they can access safe, affordable, quality care.

ACS is seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as the Director of Special Projects. Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of Support Services, with latitude for independent judgment, the Director of Special Projects responsibilities and duties include:
• Development/ management of the Bureau’s expense budget and procurement portfolio
• Invoice review and error correction/ payments processing/ expenditure tracking efforts
• Assist with small and large procurements
• Prepare and analyze on Local Law 63 and MWBE
• Prepare and process CS-900 and Financial Action Review Form
• Data collection – update/ analyze for Mail Center, Transportation, Safety and Health and PPE operations and related metrics tracking.
• Compile and analyze data, perform complex statistical analyses, develop detailed reports, charts/ graphs and spreadsheets, identify and monitor trends, manage dashboards and other monitoring tools as well as interface with internal and external stakeholders (e.g.: vendors and City staffers)

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in “1” above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills:
• Knowledge of MS Office (e.g.: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
• Candidate must possess strong process improvement, analytical, project management and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of internal / external payment processing and tracking systems (e.g.: AITPM, PASSPort, etc.)
• Working knowledge of CS900 and FARF processes
• Candidate should have experience with database presentation
• Ability to train and coach staff
• Strong data entry skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Situational awareness of resources

Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

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To Apply


For current city employees, go to Employee Self Service (ESS), Recruiting Activities, Careers and search for Job ID# 560671

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55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job Category
Administration and Office
Job Type
USD 84,451.00 - 113,550.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York