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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/15/23

Applications Due09/29/23

Vacancy ID139511

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 3 - 94203

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address OHIP / Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration / Bureau of Consumer Relations and Local District Support, and Upstate Eligibility Systems

One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications """Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 3; 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 3. 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: Preferred candidates will have professional experience in public health insurance programs, including New York’s Medicaid, Medicare and/or Child Health Plus. Preferred candidates will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical skills and attention to detail; strong organizational skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access); the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines; experience using electronic data systems, such as eMedNY and NYSOH Back Office; and supervisory experience.

Duties Description "Within the Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration, Bureau of Consumer Relations and Local District Support, and Upstate Eligibility Systems, Local District Support Unit, the incumbent will assist New York State with timely and efficient implementation of continuous coverage unwind operations, and provide ongoing support for the administration of New York’s health insurance programs. Specific duties and responsibilities may include:
Supervise a team of Medical Assistance Specialist 2 staff that function as supervisors over Medical Assistance Specialist 1 and other staff in providing guidance and technical assistance to Local Districts regarding Medicaid policy, Assist Medical Assistance Specialist 4 and higher-level staff with oversight of bureau operations by supervising the work of program units, Provide Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policy expertise by reviewing proposed changes to program policies and procedures, and by ensuring changes are consistent with program goals and requirements, Ensure applicable policy and programmatic changes are clearly communicated in writing or verbally to Local Districts in a timely manner, Oversee staff in interpreting and clarifying Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policies, procedures, and requirements for lower-level staff, Local Districts, and outside parties as needed, Review applicable legislative proposals and regulatory amendments and determine their impact on operations; advise higher-level staff of impact on operations, and propose changes based on program expertise, Oversee quality assurance activities for staff and contractors, participate in meetings to ensure consistent application of quality assurance guidelines, Provide training to lower-level staff and Local Districts regarding regulatory requirements and program operations. "

Additional Comments "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, EM/MAS3/94203

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 EM/MAS3/94203 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EM/MAS3/94203, 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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