Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/30/22
Applications Due: 12/14/22
Vacancy ID: 117620

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 2 - 46985

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $64589 to $82036 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Division of Long Term Care Surveillance, Bureau of Quality Assurance and Surveillance

875 Central Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Health Care Surveyor 2 (Nursing), SG-19.

OR you must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State AND have three years of post-licensure professional nursing experience, at least two of which must have been professional clinical nursing experience in a licensed health care facility and take a NYS examination using the link provided at:

For the purpose of this examination, qualifying health facilities and programs include hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, psychiatric centers, diagnostic and treatment clinics, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, hospice, renal dialysis units, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facilities, developmental centers and community-based programs for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Experience as an RN in a private doctor's office or group practice, or as a school nurse is NOT considered qualifying for the purpose of this examination.

Substitution: A bachelor's or master's degree in Nursing can be substituted for the one year of required general nursing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Current clinical care knowledge: Long Term Care experience is a plus. Good writing skills, good oral communication skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Teams.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Bureau of Quality Assurance and Surveillance Director, the incumbent will complete surveillance and quality assurance tasks including, but not limited to: data collection and tracking, preparing and evaluating reports for quality assurance functions, analyze and comment on statements of deficiency submitted by regional offices; analyze and provide input on potential Immediate Jeopardy/Substandard Quality of Care situations in skilled nursing facilities; prepare enforcement packets for Section 12 citations; participate in the Informal Dispute Resolution/Independent Informal Dispute Resolution process, assist in policy and procedure review and development; assist in answering questions from the general public; and prepare Character and Competency reviews. The incumbent will also complete any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the Director. Some travel may be required.

Additional Comments The incumbent will be required to complete surveyor training and sit for the State Minimum Qualification Test within 12 months of hire.

This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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Contact Information

Name Camille Engel

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference CGE/HCS2/46985 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, CGE/HCS2/46985, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until December 14, 2022.