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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/19/23

Vacancy ID145415

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Field Services Representative 1/Trainee 1 - 23558

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 70%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Albany County Dept of Health / NYS HIV/STD Field Services

175 Green Street

City Albany


Zip Code12202

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Public Health Field Services Representative 1, G-18, OR current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Public Health Representative 2, G-16 or Public Health Representative 3, G-18 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title at or above G-11 and eligible to transfer to Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by having a specialized bachelor’s degree and obtained a passing score on the current NYS Department of Civil Service Professional Career Opportunities select eligible list #50-002, Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list #00-500, or Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 list #00-501.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list #50-002 with a score of 100 or higher, OR qualified 55-b/c candidate in possession of a specialized bachelor's or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in communicable disease, epidemiology, and disease surveillance activities, especially in a prison setting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently. Experience using NYSDOH data systems, such as the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) and the Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS).

Duties Description The Public Health Field Services Representative 1 / Trainee will be in the NYS Department of Health's Bureau of HIV/ STD Field Services (BHSFS) within the Division of Epidemiology, Evaluation and Partner Services (DEEP) and will serve in a Local/County Department of Health office (LHD). The incumbent will provide direct disease and public health intervention services that identify persons at risk for and living with HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and link them to testing, prevention, treatment, and support services. The responsibilities of the PHFSR 1 / Trainee positions have grown and become more complex with the expansion of activities related to the New York State Ending the Epidemic (ETE) initiative, which aims to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State. The PHFSR 1 / Trainee positions must incorporate ETE priorities into their outreach, education, and intervention services. These priorities include education on and linkage to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services, in accordance with NYS PrEP guidelines, so HIV-negative persons who engage in high-risk behaviors can remain negative; education on and linkage to rapid initiation of HIV treatment, in accordance with NYS clinical guidelines and NYS policy, which identifies every new HIV diagnosis as an immediate call to action for every provider who engages that individual, with the goal being same-day initiation of HIV treatment; and education on the importance of viral suppression and “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U), which incorporates the message that individuals with a sustained undetectable viral load will not sexually transmit HIV. In addition to required field work staff will be expected to work in the office on a regular basis.

Additional Comments The AIDS Institute disease and public health intervention services prioritize marginalized populations. PHFSRs must gain and maintain trust by having consistent presence in the field. They must be viewed as “of the community,” rather than as government representatives. They must have comprehensive knowledge of the communities in which they work and knowledge of the barriers to care and services faced by the individuals and populations they serve. They must gather valuable information about their communities during partner services interviews and street outreach. Interactions with clients, including interviews, counseling, and education, must be interactive, respectful, culturally sensitive, and patient/client centered. Client interactions must be consistent with the patient’s/client’s intellectual and developmental level.

Permanent, full-time position. Transfer Candidates may be asked for their social security number to verify eligibility. Frequent and unanticipated travel, including possible overnights and travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation, will be required (70%).

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, TL/PHFSR1/23558/AI

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State PlazaRm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference TL/PHFSR1/23558/AI included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, TL/PHFSR1/23558/AI, 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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