Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/04/23
Applications Due: 01/03/24
Vacancy ID: 145340

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Program Administrator/Trainee - 07257

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


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 Family Health/ Bureau of Child Health

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 8th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent transfer candidates: Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Health Program Administrator (G-18); 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, Section 70.1, or Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to a Health Program Administrator (G-18), Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 (NS), or Health Program Administrator Trainee 2 (NS). For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website.

Public candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service’s Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list #26-872 with a score of 100 or higher OR qualified 55-B/C candidate in possession of a Bachelor’s or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have contract management experience in public health and/or child health areas including a familiarity with program management; experience in assuring policies and procedures align with program goals and compliance requirements; experience with work group processes and presenting for in-person meetings or via webinars; data review; performance improvement; excellent communication and writing skills; and proficiency with MS Office (including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Duties Description Under the direction of the Community-Based Health Unit Manager in the Bureau of Child Health, the Health Program Administrator (HPA) will coordinate child health initiatives, specifically related to children and youth with special health care needs. Duties include: managing contracts state-wide; providing program guidance and technical assistance for contractors (may include onsite visits); performance monitoring and evaluation activities, including quality control review and approval of contractor workplans, quarterly reports, and data reports to ensure program compliance; collaborating with unit staff to identify and support quality improvement projects and performance management that improves the service delivery for children and youth with special health care needs; participate in developing written documents, including procurement documents, correspondence, grant proposals, and reports; reviewing national and state data; promoting public health initiatives that address social determinants of health and advance health equity; implementing policy and evidenced-based practices to inform and improve supports and services for children and families; reviewing grant proposals and/or applications; collaborating with unit staff to prepare materials and present information for in-person meetings or via webinars for contractors and key stakeholders; summarizing qualitative feedback from stakeholders to inform program planning; participation on workgroups; and other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments This position is being posted in anticipation of Division of the Budget approval. Full-time, permanent appointment. Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility. Occasional travel, including overnights, throughout New York State including to areas not served by public transportation may be required (10%).

Depending on candidate qualifications, the position may be filled at the Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 or 2 levels. Traineeships are non-statutory, resulting in Salary Grade 18 upon completion.

For more information on transfer types, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website:

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:

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, MR/HPA/07257/DFH

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3336

Email Address


Street 2217 Corning Tower Building Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MR/HPA/07257/DFH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MR/HPA/07257/DFH, 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.