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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/25/18

Applications Due06/15/18

Vacancy ID53678

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 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.

Candidates must be permanent in the Mental Health Program Specialist 2 title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 2, G-23 position in the Division of Adult Services and Managed Care, Bureau of Program and Policy Development.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist with the establishment of multiple Comprehensive Community Behavioral Health Clinics which will include development of selection criteria and certification standards, provision of technical assistance, establishment of prospective payment methodology, establishment in evaluation methodology, and development of NYS proposal to CMS to participate in eight state demo.
• Assist in the establishment of a pilot program under the 1115 waiver to develop self-directed care program including: finalizing program design, training and education, site selection design and program implementation.
• Assist with developing and conducting a statewide oversight process for HCBS providers. This includes coordinating an interagency group in developing policy guidance, along with creating a review tools and conducting in-person visits to newly designated HCBS provider locations throughout the state.
• Assist in analyzing Medicaid claims data for HCBS providers to monitor service provision and network capacity
• Work closely with state partners, Local Government Units and community providers to provide interpretation of policy, guidance and provide technical assistance.
• Apply well-developed written and oral communication skills to translate highly complex concepts in a way that can be understood by a variety of audiences.
• Prepare a wide range of presentation material for internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Comments This position may require periodic travel.

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 and Vacancy ID #53678 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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