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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/23

Applications Due12/10/23

Vacancy ID144964

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleStandards Compliance Analyst 1 (Developmental Disabilities)

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address



Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Current Civil Service Eligible List or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Eligible List for this title.


Transfer: Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section (i.e. 70.1, 70.4) of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

The position may be filled at the Standards Compliance Analyst Trainee 1 level equated to SG-13 (starting salary: $47,925), Standards Compliance Analyst Trainee 2 level equated to SG-14 (starting salary: $50,678) or full performance Standards Compliance Analyst 1 SG-18 (starting salary: $63,108), based on education and experience. Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Standards Compliance Analyst 1 SG-18 following the successful completion of the traineeship.

Duties Description The objective of the Division of Quality Improvement (DQI) is to integrate and promote quality improvement practices throughout our system to enhance the quality of supports, services, and outcomes for the people we serve.

The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Unit within DQI provides leadership and support to develop and implement DQI's priority initiatives. These include Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings requirements, Heightened Scrutiny, Compass, Early Alert and other provider stability initiatives, the Mortality Review process, and other projects to carry out OPWDD's mission. In addition, the CQI leads in the development of the protocols used by the Bureau of Program Certification to review the health and safety of individuals whose services/supports are certified, authorized, and/or funded by OPWDD. The CQI Unit responsibilities also include coordination and development of training for surveyors and provider agencies, project management, and participation in agency-wide work-groups, committees, and other special projects.

This position may require the incumbent to travel throughout New York State and to participate in conducting survey and certification work as needed to accomplish CQI Unit and DQI work assignments such as managing Compass and/or other on-site agency visits.

Candidates are expected to have a strong working skill set using Excel, including Excel formulas, and data sets. CQI staff are expected to be flexible and adapt to shifting priorities and assignments as the needs of DQI and OPWDD dictate. The Standards Compliance Analyst 1 may be assigned to:

• Develop materials for, schedule, and facilitate staff and/or provider training programs.
• Contribute to OPWDD or DQI initiatives, including but not limited to the Mortality Review process, Compass, and Early Alert. The incumbent may serve on, formulate agendas for, and/or facilitate workgroups or committees addressing such initiatives.
• Plan, develop, assist, coordinate, and/or facilitate quality management initiatives, strategic plans, and projects to ensure delivery of quality outcomes. The incumbent may develop meeting materials for decision making, summarize key issues and decision points, and/or represent DQI in agency-wide and external meetings.
• Analyze information from DQI databases and develop reports and recommendations for a variety of audiences including CMS, OPWDD, and DQI leadership.
• Develop, test, and implement new and revised protocols for use by the Bureau of Program Certification and CQI staff
• Support efforts to define and enhance quality improvement approaches for the regulation and review of services funded, certified or authorized by OPWDD. This could include involvement in analyzing or developing OPWDD regulations and policies.
• Other duties as assigned by the Standards Compliance Analyst 3, and Director of the CQI Unit.

**Telecommuting and office location to be discussed at time of interview. Possible locations include:
500 Balltown Rd, Schenectady
44 Holland Avenue, Albany
Wayne-703 E Maple, Newark


Additional Comments •The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Quality Improvement is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Sarah Keeler

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 12/10/23. Please reference the EOA #2023-508 in all correspondence.

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