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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/22/20

Applications Due10/23/20

Vacancy ID82722

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 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health, New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10001

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 employee 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.

Preferred candidates will have knowledge and/or experience in psychiatric rehabilitation services such as Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) or newer service delivery or program models like Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHC), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Telemental Health.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is currently recruiting to fill two Mental Health Program Specialist 2, Grade 23, positions in the New York City Field Office. The incumbents will be assigned to the Licensing/Certification Unit within the Field Office and, based on assignments, will be required to travel.

Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conduct on-site reviews of licensed mental health programs including inpatient, outpatient and community residential facilities to determine compliance with OMH regulations and Standards of Care.

Prepare final recommendations and written reports for renewal of program’s certification and the issuance of an operating certificate.

Collaborate with other units within the OMH Field Office and staff of OMH Central Office on completing licensing and recertification tasks, monitoring of programs and ensuring adequate follow up, as well as review and monitoring of program’s Performance Improvement Plan.

Interpret OMH policy as it applies to specific situations involving State and local providers and provide technical assistance to programs licensed by OMH.

Participate in review of Prior Approval Review applications, Administrative Actions, and Request for Proposals, as appropriate.

Participate in special projects as assigned, as well as system transformation initiatives.

Additional Comments The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Name Sarah Mahar


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 #82722 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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