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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/10/18

Applications Due05/25/18

Vacancy ID53195

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

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 0%

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 Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

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

Internal Reassignment: 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.


Transfer: Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the Grade 23 level.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 2, Grade 23, in the Division of Integrated Community Services for Children and Families. The incumbent of this position will perform a full range of program activities associated with the oversight and management of community-based services, including supporting the transition of children’s mental health services into a managed care environment. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide overall project support for Home and Community Based Services in accordance with federal regulations and guidance.

Provide technical assistance and support to licensed or designated providers statewide, as well as Field Office staff, regarding program policies and guidance.

Develop written guidance materials, forms and documents as needed.

Review and monitor all required reports, including: data collection, incident reports, expenditure reports, site visit summaries and corrective action plans; to identify statewide programmatic trends.

Prepare reports in accordance with state and federal requirements, in addition to updating and maintaining all policy guidance documents.

Work in collaboration with field office staff on the monitoring and oversight of community-based programs to assure adherence to regulations and program model requirements

Work with providers and other stakeholders, as well as coordinate efforts with other OMH divisions and relevant State agencies, to address issues related to the transition to managed care

Provide technical assistance and support to providers on preparing for the impact and administrative implications of managed care.

Provide leadership and support on specific special projects as assigned.

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

Name Kimberly Chapman


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS 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, location, and Vacancy ID #53195 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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