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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/06/18

Applications Due04/20/18

Vacancy ID51277

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 $90375 to $111316 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 26 Center Circle

City Wassaic


Zip Code12592

Minimum Qualifications Provisional Qualifications:
Promotional exam candidates must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health or the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 3.

Open-Competitive exam candidates must have
Either 1. a bachelor's degree plus four years of program evaluation experience† in a human services setting,†† one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Or 2. a bachelor's degree plus three years of program evaluation experience† in a human services setting,†† and two additional years of experience in a human services setting that included supervisory responsibilities.
†For the purpose of these examinations, qualifying program evaluation experience is considered to be professional-level experience in which your primary responsibility is the design, modification, and/or utilization of data collection instruments and processes; conducting analysis; and the preparation of reports and other documents; all for the purposes of assessing program operations, improving program effectiveness and efficiency, and informing future program development. Such experience would include the following activities: determining or assisting in the determination of appropriate performance indicators for a program or organization; reviewing organizational performance to determine the level of compliance with the standards of oversight agencies; leading, facilitating, or participating in root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis, and performance improvement projects; designing and/or using existing outcome measurement instruments and processes; collecting, aggregating and analyzing data and presenting the results of the effort in reports and other documents; designing, modifying, and/or analyzing the results of client satisfaction surveys; collecting and maintaining monthly and quarterly data for regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission; leading and/or participating in accreditation reviews and survey-readiness activities; and investigating critical incidents to identify deficiencies, patterns and trends, and in order to recommend remedial actions.
For the purpose of these examinations, non-qualifying program evaluation experience includes, but is not limited to, conducting assessments of individual clients’ needs, evaluating individual clients’ outcomes, or administering psychological tests to individual clients; non-professional-level experience (e.g., secretarial or administrative support activities, even if the experience is gained in a qualifying program evaluation unit); or experience in which program evaluation responsibilities did not represent the preponderance of your duties (e.g., experience supervising or managing a clinical program area, in which you evaluated the effectiveness of your own program or used the reports and/or data prepared by program evaluation staff to improve day-to-day operations).
††For the purpose 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.
Substitution: A master's or higher-level degree can be substituted for one year of non-supervisory experience

The Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 4 acts as the department head for the Quality Improvement Department and has supervisory responsibility for Medicaid Compliance, Family Care, Health Information Management, Incident Management, Policy and Procedure, Litigation Holds, and coordinates the response to all DQI statements of deficiencies.


? Provides the final review of all Plans of Corrective Actions (POCAs) to ensure that all deficiencies noted by DQI have an appropriate correction and are addressed in a systemic manner.
? Responsible for directly supervising staff who have responsibility for completing incident management assignments; including special investigations, liaison with IMU, ensuring the completion of incident corrective action plans, overseeing the work of the Incident Reporting Management Application (IRMA) Coordinator and assigning local investigators
? Ensures the proper classification of all incidents, confirming appropriate protective measure are immediately put in place to protect the health and safety of the individuals
? Oversees the Incident Coordinators role in leading and directing the local Incident Management meeting
? Directly responsible for supervising the staff who audit and inspects Family Care Homes to ensure provider compliance
? Serves as the liaison between State Operations and Counsel’s Office for incidents or issues that impact a provider’s operating certificate
? Supervise the Medicaid Compliance Liaison assigned to Medicaid billing, ensuring quarterly sample audits are completed timely, corrective measures are put in place as required, Res Hab. trainings are completed at least quarterly, internal audits are performed, all Medicaid self-disclosures and voids are accurately completed and submitted
? Other duties as assigned

Participation in Administrator on Call (AOC) system is required. Occasional evening/weekend hours to attend meetings may be required. Participation in the AOC (Administrator on Call) system is required. Occasional evening/weekend hours to attend meetings may be required.

NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.

Additional Comments NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.

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

Name Taconic DDSO-Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone 8458776821

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 26 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume, to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

25 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: (845) 877-6821 extension 3367
Fax: (845) 877-3851

Please note:
• 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.

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