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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/18

Applications Due08/18/18

Vacancy ID57751

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleContract Management Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

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 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

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

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

Candidates must have permanent service as a Contract Management Specialist 2, Grade 23, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Contract Management Specialist 2, Grade 23, position in the Office of Financial Management, Consolidated Business Office. The Consolidated Business Office (CBO) is responsible for consolidated cash management, purchasing, vouchering, contract and payroll services for OMH Central Office and 24 psychiatric facilities. The incumbent will have direct managerial responsibility for several Contract Management Specialist 1 staff and the indirect supervision of several paraprofessional and clerical staff. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develop contracts, Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), Project Definitions, Invitations for Bids (IFB’s) and other related documents.

Act as a liaison between the CBO, IT contract and program staff, and control agencies.

Participate in the development of work plans and solicitation documents.

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

Participate in the contract procurement process.

Identify and solicit available Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) vendors from the MWBE Directory.

Provide MWBE vendors with solicitation proposals (RFQ’s, IFB’s and RFP’s).

Determine MWBE goals when soliciting services and educate bidders about MWBE requirements.

Evaluate MWBE Utilization Plans and Request for Goal Waivers.

Determine whether a “good faith effort” was established by a potential contractor and issue a “notice of deficiency” when applicable.

Provide expert technical assistance and train agency staff and/or potential bidders to facilitate the contract and procurement processes.

Supervise staff to ensure work of the Unit is completed timely and accurately.

Additional Comments The Consolidated Business Office is conveniently located in independent offices on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. Guaranteed covered parking with exclusive employee entrance to office areas is available for $5/month.

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 #57751 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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