Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/24/23
Applications Due: 12/08/23
Vacancy ID: 144742

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 1 (EMC) - 52006

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

875 Central Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer: Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent, competitive service in a Health Systems Specialist 1 (G18) position OR a NYS employee in a position G16 or higher and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Non-Competitive: New York State DOH Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMTB), or Advanced EMT - Intermediate (AEMT-I) certification; and four years of administrative experience in an EMS program. Administrative experience includes work as a professional EMS planner; county or regional emergency medical administrator/coordinator, administrator or officer position with an ambulance squad, or EMS educator or trainer.

Substitution: EMS experience in an ambulance service, or advanced life support-first response service, may be credited on a month-for-month basis for up to two years of the required experience. College study may be substituted for up to 2 years of the required experience at the rate of 30 credit hours for 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience: Prior experience in curriculum administration, program evaluation, or education administration, preferably in the field of emergency medical services or healthcare; Experience in conducting compliance reviews, investigations, or audits related to educational programs and examinations; Knowledge of EMS education and examination standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. Certifications / Licensure: New York State Paramedic Certification; New York State Certified Instructor Coordinator. Knowledge / Sills / Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to draft reports, conduct training sessions, and effectively communicate with stakeholders; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess program compliance, identify deficiencies, and recommend corrective actions; Ability to collaborate and build effective working relationships with various stakeholders; Strong interpersonal skills to conduct on-site surveys, interviews, and investigations professionally and impartially.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Branch Chief, this position is responsible for developing, is essential for ensuring the quality, compliance, and efficacy of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education and examination programs. This role plays a vital part in maintaining the integrity of the EMS system and ensuring the safety and proficiency of EMS practitioners and, by extension, the well-being of the citizens of New York State.

Incumbents, working independently or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, perform emergency medical system surveillance; observe and evaluate EMS education and examination programs; investigate and make recommendations regarding licensure and/or certification; recommend and apply enforcement actions and monitor corrective action plans; and develop, implement, and evaluate health policies and procedures.

Additional Comments All Division of Emergency Medical Systems staff may be required to perform regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (day to weeks), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19.

Non-competitive appointment via the HELP Program.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, MM/HSS1EMC/52006

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MM/HSS1EMC/52006 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MM/HSS1EMC/52006, 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.