Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/30/21
Applications Due: 04/13/21
Vacancy ID: 85545

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 2 (Nutrition) - 46719

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 80%


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? No


County Albany

Street Address Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, Nursing Home Surveillance and ICF

875 Central Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent status as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (Nutrition), G-20 OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a position allocated to a G-18 or higher, and eligible for 70.4 transfer (must pass exam by meeting provisional qualifications below).

Provisional Appointment: current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and two years of clinical experience in a licensed and/or certified health facility or program* OR utilizing clinical knowledge in the review or oversight of clinical services for reimbursement or quality assurance purposes.

*Examples of qualifying health facilities and programs include hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, psychiatric centers, developmental centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care agencies, assisted living facilities, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facilities, and community-based agencies that serve the developmentally disabled. Experience as a private practitioner or in a physician’s office is NOT considered qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications: Current clinical care knowledge and Long-Term Care experience, as well as good writing and good oral communication skills. Ability to be flexible in travel scheduling.

Duties Description The Health Systems Specialist 2 (Nutrition) will conduct and/or facilitate on-site surveys independently or as part of an interdisciplinary survey team by observing and evaluating patient/resident care against established standards and for evaluating nursing homes’ compliance with Federal, State and Department regulations and policies; will serve as the social work services expert for other survey staff; meet with clinical staff in nursing facilities concerning the quality of existing programs; participate in the investigation of incidents or complaints regarding nutritional services/programs in nursing homes; participate in medical reviews and other audit mechanisms to determine the adequacy and suitability of services in meeting the needs and problems of the elderly; and participate in other program-related activities as needed.

Additional Comments Permanent or provisional pending exam, full-time. Provisional candidates will be required to take the next holding of the Civil Service HSS2 (Nutrition) examination and must be eligible for immediate appointment from the resultant eligible list to maintain continued employment and an HSS2 (Nutrition). Candidates considered for this position must have registered Dietician (CDR) license at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Candidates must pass SMQT within first year of employment, as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct surveys. This position involves significant travel which may include locations not served by public transportation.

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, LD/HSS2NUTR/46719

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 ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, LD/HSS2NUTR/46719, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code LD/HSS2NUTR/46719 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until April 13, 2021.