Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/12/23
Applications Due: 09/26/23
Vacancy ID: 139121

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 2 - 88652

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address OHIP/Division of Program Development and Management

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications "Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 2; OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to a Medical Assistance Specialist 2. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website."""

Preferred Qualifications: Good organizational skills, ability to work independently and an interest in supporting and improving programs assisting special Medicaid populations.

Duties Description The Medical Assistance Specialist 2 will serve as direct liaison to Health Homes (care management organizations) through the provision of technical assistance and support to ensure compliance with program standards. They will collaborate and build strong working relationships with the Children’s Health Home team, OMH, OASAS, OPWDD, and the AIDS Institute. ?In addition, they will support the Health Home Operations team through collaboration with the Health Home Policy and Research team, the Health Home Strategic Planning team, and others within BASP, Office of Quality & Patient Safety (OQPS)and the Division of Data Services and Analytics (DDSA) as assigned, to assist in moving large- and small-scale strategic initiatives forward. Additional responsibilities will include ?preparing project plans, meeting materials, memoranda, and other communications. ?The incumbent will need to think creatively and provide feedback on proposed budget initiatives, policies, regulatory changes, and program strategy. ? They will facilitate meetings, both internally and externally upon request of their manager and submit requests for updates to the Health Home website. ?Other assignments will involve critical thinking regarding research, data, and data analysis in support of key initiatives. This position requires the ability to ?work independently and identify the need for partnership with the team and others to elicit expertise needed to reach objective of project/assignment. The incumbent may be asked to perform other tasks in support of the Bureau’s mission and goals.  

Additional Comments "For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:"

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, SD/MAS2/88652

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SD/MAS2/88652 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group,SD/MAS2/88652, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.