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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/30/18

Applications Due06/14/18

Vacancy ID53766

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleContract Management Specialist 1/Contract Management Specialist Trainee, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have permanent status as a Contract Management Specialist 1, Grade 18, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law to the Contract Management Specialist 1 title; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law into the trainee level (Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1 or 2).

Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor's Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law who also possess a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered. Please provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response.

Candidates with the score of 100 or higher on the current 2017 PCO eligible list who are eligible for appointment and possess the preferred experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Contract Management Specialist 1, Grade 18/Contract Management Specialist Trainee, NS, position assigned to the Administrative Support Services Group (ASSG), Bureau of Capital Operations. ASSG supervises and manages OMH’s capital planning and construction program and provides direct technical assistance for physical plant operations and maintenance. The incumbent of this position will be develop, negotiate, prepare, process, implement, and track a variety of facility maintenance service contracts in support of OMH’s 22 psychiatric centers and 2 research institutes statewide. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Work with OMH facility staff, and consultants to assist with developing and tracking contractual document.

Participate in the bidding and negotiation process of assigned contract.

Develop contract amendments as necessary.

Monitor and track contract payments and expenditures.

Review proposed contracts to ensure appropriate guidelines, rules and regulations are met and adhered to and that all required approvals are obtained in accordance with State and Agency policies.

Monitor contracts to ensure contractual obligation are met within specified timeframes.

Additional Comments Capital Operations is located on the grounds of Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208. We offer a comfortable working environment with covered parking available on site for a nominal monthly fee.

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

Name Nicole Swankey


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 #53766 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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