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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID151578


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleMental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address 3 Wilbur Road

Quality Improvement

City Thiells


Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications
• Must currently be a permanent Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4.
• Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4.
• Eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable by the NYS Department of Civil Service (must also be within 2 grades of targeted title).
• Must be eligible for 52.6 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4 by the New York State Department of Civil Service.
• Qualified for provisional* appointment.


In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:

• One year of permanent competitive service as a Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 3.

Open Competitive:


• A Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of program evaluation experience* in a human services setting** plus one additional year of program evaluation experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity, which includes having responsibility for the system that evaluates multiple and/or varied facility-wide, organization-wide, or state-wide programs.

• A Bachelor’s Degree, four years of program evaluation experience in a human services setting** plus one year of experience in a human services setting other than program evaluation that includes responsibilities in an administrative or supervisory capacity. This experience must include having responsibility for facility-wide, organization-wide, or state-wide programs.

*Program Evaluation Experience is defined as experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of methods to measure program (not individual client) needs, process, outcome, and their relationships, in terms of objective criteria of effectiveness and efficiency.

**For purposes of these examinations, a human services setting is considered to be any organization or institution that provides direct care or support services for individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, nursing or rehabilitation facility, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program.


• A Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Health Care Administration, Hospital Administration, Public Administration, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Organization Management, or a closely related field can be substituted for one year of non-supervisory experience.

• A doctoral degree in a field with emphasis on evaluation techniques can be substituted for two years of non-supervisory experience.


• When applying, please furnish a current daytime telephone number. You should include any references to experiences and training related.
• Management reserves the right to determine the number of qualified candidates to be interviewed.
• Experience in the above mentioned areas is a plus.

Duties Description As a Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4, you would supervise clerical and professional staff assigned to the evaluation unit, which is responsible for the ongoing assessment of services provided to people with mental and developmental disabilities by New York State facilities and programs. Typical functions performed by an evaluation unit include conducting standardized program reviews such as Medical Care Evaluation Studies: providing management information reports based on the collection and analysis of quantitative data relating to program services; designing and conducting studies to measure program need, process, outcome, impact, cost/benefit, effectiveness, and client satisfaction; and preparing written reports for program management on evaluation results and recommended interventions.

• Function as Quality Improvement Director for Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester Region 4 catchment area.
• Oversee program evaluation, quality improvement, Utilization Review, Incident Management, Health Information Management, Medicaid Compliance, serve as HCBS Waiver Liaison, and standards compliance activities.
• Oversee development and implementation of district and agency standards of practice and policies.
• Develop and implement Plan of Corrective Action response to regulatory oversight entities.
• Oversee the development and implementation of program evaluation studies, data collection, compilation, and analysis to ensure that outcome measures are utilized to evaluate the quality, timeliness, and efficacy of care.
• Compare program goals and objectives to outcomes designed to enhance independence, individuality, and choice.
• Plan and supervise program evaluation, research, and special studies.
• Identify and analyze patterns for such things as individual care and staffing.
• Develop, maintain, and oversee data collection systems and analysis tools.
• Periodically monitor and/or audit various records.
• Design and conduct follow-up reviews of issues and analyze results to determine impacts and effectiveness.
• Lead and assist program staff in formulating goals and objectives that support strategic planning process.
• Direct and instruct discipline directors and department heads concerning federal, State, facility, and related standards; and techniques used to monitor, evaluate, and improve programs relative to those standards.
• Provide consultation regarding agency initiatives.
• Serve as chair on committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Includes “Administrator on Duty” assignment

Details to be discussed at interview.

Additional Comments • The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

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Name DDSO - OPWDD - Region 4

Telephone 845-947-6230

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Road

Human Resources

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA Posting # 24-025 in all correspondence.

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