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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/24/23

Applications Due12/08/23

Vacancy ID144745

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 3 - 46302

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $87828 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 70%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address Buffalo / WRO - OPCHSM / Division of Nursing Homes

295 Main Street, Ste 300

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Health Care Surveyor 3, G22, or Community Nursing Services Consultant Home Health Services, G22 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title G20 or higher and meeting the Non-competitive minimum qualifications listed below.

Non-Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State and three years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. Substitution: a bachelor’s degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post licensure clinical nursing experience. A master’s degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The candidate must be highly motivated, possess excellent written, communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and organizational skills. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Long Term Care experience. Experience with supervision of professional multidisciplinary staff in the performance of health care, or the regulation of health care.

Duties Description This position is in the Nursing Home Program. Incumbent will function as a member of an interdisciplinary team, that can include other nurses, social workers, registered dietitians and sanitarians, or function independently as a complaint surveyor. The program, following a federal code and federal policies and procedures, evaluates the care and services provided to residents in nursing homes. Incumbent will participate in the following duties: Conduct surveys of nursing homes to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; work collaboratively with the survey team leader and survey team members to ensure that surveys are conducted in accordance with Department standards. Review pertinent facility information and survey history, prior to surveys, and participate in pre-survey team meetings. Utilize information from the pre-survey meeting to plan and implement onsite surveillance strategies. Participate in interdisciplinary survey discussions, arriving at decisions through team consensus. Develop written documents according to the federal principles of documentation. Conduct investigations of resident and facility complaints at the direction of the team leader and program managers. Provide direction in the appropriate interpretation and application of federal and state regulations at the discretion of the program director, program manager and team leader. Participate in other surveillance activities, including federal and state training programs. Function as the team facilitator on surveys when the team leader is unavailable.

Additional Comments This position will at times require long distance and overnight travel not served by public transportation and may require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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 - SM/HCS3/46302

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

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 SM/HCS3/46302 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HCS3/46302, 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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