Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/20/23
Applications Due: 10/04/23
Vacancy ID: 139728

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 2 - 79119, 79557

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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration / Bureau of System Quality Assurance

14 Corporate Woods Blvd.

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: Preferred candidates will have professional experience in public health insurance programs, including New York’s Medicaid, Medicare and/or Child Health Plus. Preferred candidates will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical skills and attention to detail; strong organizational skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access); the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines; and experience using electronic data systems, such as eMedNY and NYSOH Back Office. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Duties Description "These Medical Assistance Specialist 2 (MAS 2) staff will work within the Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration (DEMI), Bureau of System Quality Assurance. The Bureau conducts quality assurance of the New York State of Health (NYSOH) performance relating to program eligibility determinations, enrollment functionality and notice generation.

The MAS 2 staff will manage, and complete activities related to expansion and eligibility initiatives, Medicaid, and other financial assistance programs. This position will be responsible for providing technical assistance on eligibility policy for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Qualified Health Plans; track defects and enhancements, conduct testing on NYSOH current and scheduled functionality/validation; The selected individual will complete tasks necessary to produce and implement needed system change requests; and perform quality assurance activities necessary for NYSOH to produce correct eligibility determinations, enrollment, financial transactions and notices, and to ensure systems are operated in a manner consistent with federal and state statute and regulations. The incumbent will also supervise subordinate staff, prepare/review training documents and deliver training to various groups, and work with teams of vendors, DOH staff and other stakeholders to identify and resolve issues."

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, EM/MAS2/79119,79557

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 EM/MAS2/79119,79557 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EM/MAS2/79119,79557, 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.