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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/08/18

Applications Due05/23/18

Vacancy ID53090

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address NYC Field Office

330 5th Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10001

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Candidates must be current Office of Mental Health employees with permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Mental Health Program Specialist 2 and interested in reassignment; OR Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is currently recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 2, Grade 23, position to be located in the New York City Field Office to work directly with the Director of Managed Care Business Development and the Medical Director of the Inpatient (IP) Referral System.

The incumbent will be assigned to work on a quality improvement initiative related to the State Operations Residential Systems Transformation and improving the success and rate of placement of residents into community housing. They will work collaboratively with each OHM Psychiatric Center’s leadership team, residential program staff, Field Offices, Central Office leadership and staff to achieve targeted goals such as increased placement, increase restorative service activity, and decrease length of stay.

This position will also be involved in the Inpatient Referral System and, when needed, assist with coordinating and covering clinical referral review calls with some OHM Psychiatric Center admission teams. The Inpatient Referral system initiative also involves communication and training for providers and OHM Staff regarding standardization of forms and processes, working with the HCS system and working
with the Medical Director of the Inpatient Referral System.

Other duties may include scheduling and facilitating waitlist review calls with OMH Psychiatric Centers, Administrative reviews of referrals, accurate documentation of progress and status packets in the referral process.

Some travel will be required based on assignments.

Project Management experience and familiarity with LEAN principles are encouraged to apply.

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

Name Deborah Pariseau


Fax 518-486-3897

Email Address


Street Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #53090 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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