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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/16/22

Applications Due05/27/22

Vacancy ID105006

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleContract Management Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? No

County Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.

Transfer: Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

Duties Description The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking a Contract Management Specialist 2 to manage the Voucher Processing and Lease Management Units within the Bureau of Central Operations. This is a critical position that will manage 100% state funded payments to OPWDD's network of provider agencies responsible for supporting and serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, as well as the management of the approx. 170 lease contracts OPWDD has across the state.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
-Manage OPWDD's Voucher Processing Unit, which is responsible for the processing of all State Paid claims, including Medicaid mirrored services, property payments, State Paid Respite/Supported Employment, Family Care, Assistive Support prices, and SFS direct entered reimbursements.
-Supervise a Grade 18 CMS-1, Grade 9 Office Assistant 2 and Grade 14 Office Assistant 3. Monitor time and attendance, work performance and prepare yearly evaluations.
-Working knowledge of the BCF (Voucher Processing System) including the ability to track and enter claims, verify rates, verify client residential statuses, run reports, and process payments for vendors via accounts and cost centers information.
-Direct and manage the unit's work-flow from receipt through payment processing within strict payment timeframes. Responsible for checking,
approving and batching all unit vouchers for payments, and monitoring periodic Voucher Processing auto runs.
-Respond and coordinate requests from OPWDD's Budget Office and ensure all voucher information is entered correctly on the shared Budget tracker.
- Oversee the management of OPWDD's lease contracts by the CMS-1. Acting as the liaison to DASNY , OSC and OPWDD's Real Property and Budget Units to ensure adequate lease funding. approvals and proper administration.
-Direct the CMS-1 in establishing requisitions and purchase orders timely and correctly to ensure proper monthly rent payments and ancillary reimbursements in accordance with the individual lease contracts.

Additional Comments Please note:
•As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
•*This location requires the candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of appointment.

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

Name Barbara Thorpe

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter and resume by 5/27/22. Please reference the EOA #2022-180 in all correspondence.

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