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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/26/18

Applications Due12/11/18

Vacancy ID61824

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleFacilities Planner 3, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $90375 to $111316 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

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 status as a Facilities Planner 3, Grade 27, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades or one M-grade of this position.

In accordance with Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law, this notice advises all employees of the Office of Mental Health of our intention to potentially conduct a non-competitive promotion examination for the position of Facilities Planner 3, Grade 27, at the Office of Mental Health, Central Office. Permanent appointments may be made by non-competitive promotion of applicants who meet the position’s minimum qualifications if all requirements of a non-competitive promotion appointment are met. In order to be eligible for a non-competitive promotion examination, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Facilities Planner 2, Grade 23.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Facilities Planner 3, Grade 27, position assigned to the Administrative Support Services Group (ASSG), Capital Operations. The Administrative Support Services Group supervises and manages OMH’s capital planning and construction program, and provides direct technical assistance for physical plant operations and maintenance. The incumbent will plan and coordinate a continuous program of acquisition and construction of new facilities, and the rehabilitation and improvement of existing facilities. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Prepare work scopes, conduct approval reviews of project plans and specifications, manage and track projects through the design and construction process.

Utilize and maintain project records in the project management system.

Coordinate and develop critical budget requests as assigned.

Compile construction programs including descriptions of the project, scope of the work, and spatial requirements for all capital projects.

Participate and assist with the selection of projects necessary to maintain The Joint Commission accreditation, meet fire safety requirements, preserve the physical plant and infrastructure, enhance the program offered to OMH clients, and ensure the health and safety of clients, staff and visitors at OMH facilities.

Perform pre-survey review and inspection of facility and inform facility of existing conditions that would be considered a deficiency; document existing conditions so that proper FSES and SOC documents can be updated.

Attend Joint Commission surveys as directed; answer surveyor questions and provide necessary survey documentation, and verify the accuracy of survey citations.

Implement and complete assigned capital construction projects necessary to correct any JCAHO citations.

Serve as an agency representative in many matters related to the Environment of Care (EOC).

Coordinate the initiation and completion of emergency projects as requested by facilities within assigned region.

Additional Comments The Administrative Support Services Group 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 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 as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #61824 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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