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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/19/23

Applications Due02/14/23

Vacancy ID122182


AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleBusiness Officer 1/Trainee, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P23323

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County St Lawrence

Street Address St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg


Zip Code13669

Minimum Qualifications Must be reachable on the Head Account Clerk, Public Administration Traineeship Transition Program (PATT) or Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list.


Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.


Be eligible for transfer via Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to a Business Officer 1/ Trainee. To be eligible for Section 70.4 transfer, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and status on either the PCO or PATT examinations AND have one year of permanent service in a title within two salary grades of Business Officer 1/Trainee.

Duties Description Performs, coordinates, and monitors facility business office activities; and assists in planning and administering support service operations.

• Assists in managing financial resources and accounts, which may include the preparation and administration of the facilities annual budget and financial plan.

• Conducts financial analyses and makes recommendations based on findings.

• Identifies spending trends, differences between actual and projected spending, and the reasons for such; and prepares cost projections and spending plans.

• Reviews and tracks expenditures; and prepares and evaluates financial data and reports to ensure compliance with applicable requirements.

• Assists in the development of budget requests; reviews budget proposals; discusses and clarifies information with facility managers; and prepares budget recommendations, estimates, and justifications.

• Researches and provides recommendations on vendors and cost-effective measures for acquiring goods, equipment, and services; and may meet with vendors and contractors to discuss potential purchases and negotiate pricing.

• Monitors inventory levels; reviews and approves purchase requests; advises on acquisition sources and requirements; and identifies and resolves discrepancies.

• Participates in, coordinates, and/or oversees contract and grant administration activities and procurement processes; reviews and evaluates financial documents and proposals; and monitors and approves payments and reports.

• Monitors contract performance through observations, cost reviews, and meetings with program staff.

• Participates in coordinating, evaluating, and overseeing the modification, repair, improvement, and furnishing of facility-owned and leased space, including required maintenance and other services provided by contract or facility staff.

• Provides technical assistance, guidance, and training to facility staff on business office policies and procedures.

May represent the business office at meetings to present fiscal information and concerns; participate on committees and workgroups; assist in the development of business office policies and procedures; and perform the full range of supervisory duties for administrative support staff.

Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Additional Comments:
Salary range listed encompasses the hiring rate of a Business Officer 1/Trainee (SG-NS) through the job rate of a Business Officer 1 (SG-18).
Business Officer 1 / Trainee: $46,529
Business Officer Trainee 2: $49,202
Business Officer 1: $61,270 - $77,912

OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Name Human Resources


Fax 315-541-2034

Email Address


Street St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

State NY

Zip Code 13669


Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application and resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your resume and other application materials:

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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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