Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/05/23
Applications Due: 12/19/23
Vacancy ID: 145489

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 4 - 47085

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $99697 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


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 Westchester

Street Address Center for Long-Term Care Survey & Operations, Division of Nursing Home & IFF/IID

145 Huguenot Street

City New Rochelle


Zip Code10801

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidate: Current NYS Dept. of Health employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as Health Care Surveyor 4 (Nursing) Grade 25 or current Dept. of Health employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title grade 23 or higher and eligible for transfer under section 70.1 or section 52.6 under civil service law and able to meet the non-competitive requirements below.

Non-Competitive: possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State; a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and four years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. One year of the experience must have been at a supervisory level.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the federal Special Focus Facility program. Demonstrated experience performing long term care surveillance activities, including generating and/or reviewing inspection reports. Federal Surveyor Minimum Quality Test certification. Previous supervisory experience within the New York State Civil Service system.

Duties Description The successful candidate will manage the federal Special Focus Facility program which includes compiling and submitting the monthly special focus facility report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), outlining key survey events affecting designated facilities; facilitating meetings with CMS and the designated facilities to outline expectations for graduation; reviewing survey data to propose new facilities for such designation; and ensuring all communication is accomplished within specified deadlines. In addition, the successful candidate will review from a clinical aspect all potential immediate jeopardy citations and subsequent plans to remove immediacy to ensure that resident’s health and safety are protected and that relevant citations are consistent with the State Operations Manual; make recommendations for final approval to the Bureau Director as appropriate; review sample citations for quality assurance; and recommend trainings to enhance the quality of such reports, where applicable. The successful candidate will support the Bureau Director through performance of data analysis to inform policy decisions and programmatic trajectory including how recent regulatory amendments impact facility-based programs, such as adult day health care; and the successful candidate will provide other duties as assigned to support the team-based infrastructure of the program.

Additional Comments This position requires the successful candidate obtain federal Surveyor Minimum Quality Test certification within one year of start.

This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

$99,697 - $114,444 annually (plus $35,000 geographic pay and $3,087 downstate adjustment pay).

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, SM/ HCS4/47085

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 SM/ HCS4/47085 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/ HCS4/47085, 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.