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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/12/23

Applications Due09/26/23

Vacancy ID139122

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 2 - 78018

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Rate Setting Bureau

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications "Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 2; OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to a Medical Assistance Specialist 2. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website."""

Preferred Qualifications: Professional work experience should include knowledge of Medicaid policy and rate setting. Strong critical thinking skills, strong analytical skills, experience with Microsoft Excel, ability to solve problems independently. The candidate should have knowledge of the NYS Medicaid program and have the ability to interact and collaborate with other Medicaid-related State Agencies, as well as the Division of the Budget and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Duties Description The Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) is responsible for operating the State’s Medicaid program, which provides coverage to over 7.5 million members and totals over $100 billion in annual expenditures. The Division of Finance and Rate Setting (DFRS) is responsible for all functions within OHIP related to rate setting, including fee for service and managed care rates. This division has full oversight of the Medicaid budget, is the liaison with the Division of Budget, and manages the Medicaid Global Spending Cap. Within DFRS, the Bureau of Nursing Home and Long Term Care Rate Setting consists of four teams that conduct rate setting, cost analysis, and other activities for public and private nursing homes and a range of long term care facilities and support services. The Medicaid Assistance Specialist 2 will lead the Long Term Care Fee For Service unit as par tof the Other Long Term Care team. Work will focus on policy, statute, and regulation related to rate setting for a variety of long term care programs. Duties include Research, review, and interpret relevant long term care rate setting laws, regulations, and policies, Review and evaluate reports and program data to identify deficiencies, perform quality assurance and program audit functions, and to improve administration and reimbursement of long term care programs, Draft and prepare State Plan Amendments (SPAs) and State Regulations, including the fiscal impacts of proposed changes, Develop, organize, and improve policies and procedures for the Bureau, Interact and collaborate with rate setting, fiscal management, legal affairs, and program staff within the Department as well as other state agencies, consultants, state auditors, and Medicaid providers, Supervise one to three G-18s (Medicaid Assistance Specialist 1, Senior Health Care Management System Analysts, or comparable title) in the completion of similar tasks

Additional Comments "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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Name Human Resources Management Group, SD/MAS2/78018

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 SD/MAS2/78018 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SD/MAS2/78018, 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.

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