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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/22/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID151867


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Program Nurse - 32379

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade24

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

Salary RangeFrom $97121 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address DFH/ Bureau of Perinatal, Reproductive, and Sexual Health/ Adolescent Health

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 8th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Transfer candidates: Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Public Health Program Nurse, G-24 OR NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a position G-22 or higher and deemed eligible for transfer to Public Health Program Nurse (PHPN) under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by also possessing the below open-competitive minimum qualifications.

Open-Competitive Minimum Qualifications: a bachelor's degree in nursing AND current New York State license and registration as a professional registered nurse AND four years of post-licensure nursing experience. One year of which must be experience in public health and related health systems*.

Or a master's degree in nursing AND current New York State license and registration as a professional registered nurse AND three years of post-licensure nursing experience. One year of which must be experience in public health and related health systems*.

*For the purpose of this recruitment, public health and related health systems seek to assess and monitor population health status to identify population health problems; diagnose and investigate population health problems and health hazards in the community; promote health through influencing modifiable risk behaviors; prevent injury and disease; conduct surveillance and control activities; educate people about health issues; research new and innovative solutions to health problems; mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems; develop policies and initiatives that support individual and community health efforts; enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety; link people to needed services and assure provision of health care; evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and services; and/or participate in quality assurance activities in connection with the health status of individuals, populations in the community, and/or across populations.

Qualifying experience: For the purposes of this recruitment, examples of qualifying experience includes, but is not limited to, experience as a public health nurse at a local county health department, public health organization, or public health policy or advocacy organization; infection control nurse; or a nurse performing education and outreach on public health. If verifiable, we will accept and prorate appropriate part-time and volunteer experience.

Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to: Experience in discharge planning, utilization review, treatment plan development for individuals in community or congregate settings, and experience in a health regulatory organization determining entities' compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. Experience in a health insurance company, health maintenance organization, home health care organization, or private physician's office is also considered non qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with adolescent populations. Experience in public health which may include oversight or implementation of a public health program or initiative; contract management, experience providing policy and other technical guidance to contractors and key stakeholder/outside groups. Familiarity with site visit evaluation and reviews. Possess a knowledge of standards of clinical care and practice, and state laws and regulations that impact public health in New York State. Experience with developing correspondence, reports and policy documents for internal and external use; administrative, performance management, compliance monitoring and quality improvement experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Duties Description Overseeing the administration of the federal Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program, including representing NYSDOH on federal calls and conferences as well as overseeing contract management of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education sub-awardee contracts. Overseeing the administration of multiple statewide contracts for the Adolescent Health Unit. Participating in the development of procurement documents including the development of supporting documents for the unit. Conducting site visit reviews as necessary and prepares written report of findings. Providing an up-to-date clinical perspective to adolescent health programs and assisting the Bureau with clinical reviews of legislation and health policy. Representing the New York State Department of Health interests to stakeholders on local, state and national levels. May supervise professional staff and perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Full-time, competitive, permanent position. Transfer candidates may be asked for their social security number to verify eligibility. Current registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) with the New York State Education Department must be maintained for continued employment in this title. Occasional travel, including to areas that may not be served by public transportation, may be required (5%).

*Salary reflects the contractual salary range at step 4. There will be a geographic pay differential of $20,000 added.

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, MR/PHPN/32379/DFH

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 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 MR/PHPN/32379/DFH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MR/PHPN/32379/DFH, 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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