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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/15/21

Applications Due09/28/21

Vacancy ID91272

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleProgram Operations Specialist 3

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 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 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address OPWDD

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.

Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the Program Operations Specialist 3 title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment. To qualify, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service either:

A. Program Operations Specialist 2 or
B. Developmental Disabilities Policy Development Specialist 2, Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1, Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist 3, Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 2, Standards Compliance Analyst 2, or Standards Compliance Analyst 2 (Developmental Disabilities).

Preferred Qualifications: This position requires strong supervision, project management, organization, research, writing skills, & public speaking

Duties Description The Division of Program and Policy Development (DPPD) is responsible for the management, modification and development of most federal agreements and associated program and policy activities required to support OPWDD's mission of helping people with developmental disabilities live richer lives. The Program Operations Specialist 3 will support numerous policy, analytical and operational initiatives within the Division of Program and Policy Development, Waiver Unit. The incumbent of the position will be working closely with other division and agency staff in addition to sister agencies and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The incumbent will supervise staff in the Waiver Unit and be responsible for the following program areas:

-Coordination of agency activities associated with the Federal and State reporting requirements for the OPWDD Comprehensive Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver.

-Development of policies related to specialized IDD services and access to cross systems services, including collaboration with sister agencies and internal OPWDD staff to ensure successful program implementation.

-Development of policy documents related to the provision of programs and services under the auspice of the OPWDD HCBS Waiver.

-Coordination with the NYS Department of Health regarding HCBS oversight and management.
-Public Presentations to stakeholders as needed.

-Coordination of the review and submission of Medicaid agreements, including required public review and comment periods.

-Supervision of professional staff.

Additional Comments Please note: •Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicatethis on your resume/cover letter.•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entityon any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federallyassisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (orexcluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

Name Barbara Thorpe

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume by 9/28/21. Please reference the above EOA #2021-83 in all correspondence.

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