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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/21/23

Applications Due10/05/23

Vacancy ID139879

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 1 - 79981

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 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 Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration / Bureau of Quality Management and Change Control

22 Corporate Woods

City Albany


Zip Code12211

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Health (DOH) employees with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 1; 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, Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to a Medical Assistance Specialist 1. 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 and/or Medicare. 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; and experience using electronic data systems, such as eMedNY, WMS and NYSOH Back Office. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Duties Description "The Bureau of Quality Management and Change Control (QMCC) oversees NY State of Health contact center operations and manages the change control process with the contractor, working with other bureaus to assess the impact of proposed changes, identify impacts across program areas, and track all change requests. QMCC also monitors the quality of the contractor’s performance by conducting quality assurance reviews designed to identify trends and provide recommendations for improvement.

Under the general supervision of higher level staff, the MAS 1 incumbents will assist with the execution of QMCC’s objectives geared toward ensuring quality customer service at the NY State of Health contact center. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: provide supervision to paraprofessional staff; field electronic referrals from the contact center; work with appropriate staff to resolve consumer issues; conduct live monitoring and quality (QA) reviews of recorded consumer calls and document processing using established QA procedures; maintain cooperative working relationships with other units, division, departments, and agencies to facilitate the delivery of public health insurance. The incumbent may also: interpret and communicate a variety of Federal and State laws and codes to implement policies, procedures and maintain compliance in the delivery of public health insurance benefits; review, sign or authorize eligibility determinations; monitor the quantity and quality of work completed by staff to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures and instructions; identify and resolve inaccuracies; and prepare, compile and organize data for various reports."

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/MAS1/79981

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/MAS1/79981 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EM/MAS1/79981, 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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