Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/29/23
Applications Due: 12/13/23
Vacancy ID: 144985

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Field Services Representative 1 (or Trainee 1)- 22905

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Bureau of immunization- Vaccine Unit

Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Public Health Field Services Representative 1 (G18), OR current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent competitive or non-competitive service as a Public Health Representative 2 (G16) or Public Health Representative 3 (G18) and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at or above G11 and eligible to transfer to Public Health Field Service Representative Trainee 1 under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by having a specialized bachelor’s degree and obtained a passing score on the current NYS Department of Civil Service Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list# 50-002, Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list# 00-437, or Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 list# 00-464.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list# 50-002 with a score of 100 or higher, OR qualified 55-b/55-c candidate in possession of a bachelor's or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public health or epidemiology. Knowledge of immunization and vaccine preventable disease. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Public health field experience, and experience working with county health officials and private health care providers. The candidate must be highly motivated, possess excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Preferred candidate will demonstrate experience in monitoring government contracts, working with stakeholder coalitions, facilitating large groups and/or administration of health programs. Strong computer and database skills are required.

Duties Description The PHFSR1 is part of the Bureau of Immunization field staff team in the Capital District Region. The incumbent will educate and assist local public health staff, immunization providers and the general public in the area of immunization and vaccine preventable diseases. The primary function will be to conduct activities to ensure compliance with Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program requirements. Additionally, will conduct new enrollment, unannounced storage and handling, and education visits to Vaccines for Children (VFC) health care providers to ensure providers are meeting VFC Program requirements.

Additional Comments Occasional travel within New York State, including overnights and to locations that may not be served by public transportation, may be required.

Contingent Permanent, competitive, full-time. Two year traineeship leading to a G18. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

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, NMH/22905/PHFSR1

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 NMH/PHFSR1/22905 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/PHFSR1/22905, 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. Resumes will be accepted until December 13, 2023.