Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Health Program Administrator 2, G25 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G23 and deemed eligible for transfer to Health Program Administrator 2, G25 under Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the NYS Civil Service Law.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience in a large, multi-faceted public health program with excellent organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills and strong attention to detail. The preferred candidate will demonstrate strong critical thinking and excellent problem-solving skills, with experience analyzing information and understanding program policies. They will be able to act independently while handling competing priorities in a high-volume work environment. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and experience supervising or leading a team.
Duties Description The Health Program Administrator 2 (HPA2) position will work in the Division of Vaccine Excellence, Bureau of Vaccine Programs which oversees the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults (VFA) Programs. The Bureau of Vaccine Programs distributes over $200 million in federal and state purchased vaccine to a network of over 1,600 enrolled providers.
The HPA2 will serve as the Vaccines Operations Manager, performing program management and policy development activities for both the VFC and VFA programs. This includes oversight and implementation of policies and procedures to assure compliance with CDC requirements; monitoring and providing guidance to field staff who conduct VFC compliance site visits; developing and coordinating provider training, guidance, and resources; managing vaccine temperature monitoring activities; serving as the liaison to American Indian Health Centers; and supervision of staff. The HPA2 will oversee the Program Compliance, Training and Education Unit and the Capital Region Field Unit. The position will use multiple information systems including the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS), Provider Assessment Education and Reporting (PEAR) and VTrckS to review provider immunization status and activities, and is responsible for regular and ad hoc quantitative and narrative reports.
Additional Comments Occasional travel within New York State, including overnights and to locations that may not be served by public transportation, may be required.
Permanent, Competitive, full-time. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.
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.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference NMH/HPA2/22927 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/HPA2/22927, 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. Resumes will be accepted until 12/15/2023.