Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/14/21
Applications Due: 10/29/21
Vacancy ID: 92776

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 3, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $86432 to $108935 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Candidates must have permanent status as a Mental Health Program Specialist 3, Grade 25 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR one year of permanent, competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Mental Health Program Specialist 3, G-25, to work within the Bureau of Inspection and Certification. The Bureau of Inspection and Certification (BIC) is responsible for activities related to issuance of Operating Certificates (licenses) pursuant to the Mental Hygiene Law. BIC’s mission is to assure that all mental health providers certified by OMH meet generally recognized standards for the operation of such programs as well as standards established by the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.

Under the general direction of the BIC Director and Deputy Director, the Mental Health Program Specialist 3 will serve as the Supervisor of the Licensing Unit. The Licensing Unit is the primary liaison with the Field Office licensing staff statewide. All licensing inspection reports produced by the Field Offices are reviewed and processed by the Licensing Unit before renewal licenses are issued by the Director of Inspection and Certification. The incumbent is responsible for managing the recertification or license renewal process with staff assigned to review of Monitoring Outcome Reports generated by Field Offices, assure reports are issued timely and accurately, as well as identify and communicate policy or licensing process issues which may have statewide impact to leadership as appropriate.

Duties to be performed will include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Manage, supervise, and direct a multidisciplinary team to perform activities related to certification and licensing reviews for implementation and oversight of the regulations and licensing of New York’s public mental health system.

• Identify licensing policy issues and trends resulting from Field Office licensing activities and advise the Director and Deputy Director regarding these issues;

• Manage waiver review and approval process for Intensive Outpatient Program and various 501 waivers for licensed providers;

• Manage licensing database and data analysis including CONCERTS system, available services and capacity reports and analyses, and various management reports to help assess need;

• Oversee continuing development and maintenance of OMH Licensing Website;

• Supervise and participate in development of various licensing inspection protocols, such as licensing tools for CMHRS, crisis residence, crisis stabilization centers, revisions to Standards of Care clinics, CPEPs, Telemental Health, and revisions to ACT protocols;

• Supervise and participate in development and revision of various regulations, such as Crisis Stabilization Centers and Telemental Health;

• Work in collaboration with Field Offices and OMH counsel, assist in implementation of sanctions for licensed programs when appropriate;

• Plan, develop, and implement training and technical guidance to Field Office and Central Office staff relevant to licensing process

Additional Comments Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Contact Information

Name Kimberly Chapman


Fax (518) 486-3897

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #92776 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.