Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 07/27/22
Applications Due: 08/23/22
Vacancy ID: 109363

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleDeputy Director, Psychiatric Center 1 - Administration, M-4, Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center, P23152

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade664

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $112155 to $141538 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Oneida

Street Address Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center

1400 Noyes Road

City Utica


Zip Code13502

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Experience:

Four (4) years of responsible management, administrative or supervisory experience in the health services field including one (1) year as manager of one or more of the following areas functioning in support of clinical or treatment services: budget, fiscal, human resource management, affirmative action, information systems management, or support services in a general hospital, community mental health center, health care facility or a facility or agency providing services to people diagnosed with mental illness or developmental disabilities.



A Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational standards in hospital, health care, public or business administration or a related field.



Six (6) years of the experience described above including two (2) years as a manager as described above.



A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational standards.

Additionally, all candidates must be eligible to participate in Federal health care programs (e.g., Medicaid). Individuals excluded from participation in these programs will not be considered.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent will have responsibility for the day-to-day development and direction of administrative management services (human resources, fiscal services, and support services) of MVPC. The Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 1 – Administration, as part of the management team, assists the Executive Director and provides administrative leadership; implements facility policies; interprets policy guidelines and monitors the effectiveness of these policies and ensures Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards for Administrative Services are met.

Additional Comments Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center (MVPC), a State-operated and Joint Commission (JC) accredited facility located in Utica, New York, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Psychiatric Center 1 - Administration. MVPC provides quality, individualized psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services that promote recovery and resilience. The facility is affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. MVPC provides inpatient services for children and adolescents and community-based programs for adults with mental illness. MVPC’s outpatient programs include three (3) clinics: the York Street Clinic, Rome Clinic and Herkimer Clinic, which serve over 1,000 adults; three (3) Community Service Programs: an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, Care Management (CM), and The Corner Rehabilitation and Recovery Center; and residential services, which are provided at three locations: the Whitesboro State Operated Community Residence, Yorkville State Operated Community Residence, and the Transitional Living Center (TLC). For further information about MVPC, please visit:

Background Investigation and Fees:

All prospective employees will be fingerprinted and undergo a complete Criminal Background Check against New York State and federal criminal history records. Candidates will also be subject to a check against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR) maintained by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Candidates may be required to pay the fees associated with these background checks. Employment is contingent upon your complying with and satisfactorily meeting these background investigation requirements.


1. It is the candidate’s responsibility to clearly demonstrate how they meet minimum qualifications. Vague or ambiguous information will not be interpreted in the candidate’s favor.

2. In order to be hired and to maintain your employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists. If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists, you may be terminated from your employment.

3. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

4. Office of Mental Health (OMH) hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Contact Information

Name Ms. Jennifer Nicosia, Human Resources Specialist 2

Telephone (518) 474-1261


Email Address


Street NYS Office of Mental Health - Attention: DDPC 1 Administration – MVPC

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates interested in employment at this location should submit a resume by August 23, 2022 to:

Ms. Jennifer Nicosia
Human Resources Specialist Attention: DDPC 1 Administration - MVPC
Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
PHONE # (518)4741261
Email Submissions Preferred

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a 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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.