Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/02/22
Applications Due: 12/16/22
Vacancy ID: 117884

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePublic Health Field Services Representative 1 (or Trainee) - 24307

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Onondaga

Street Address Division of Epidemiology/Refugee Health

217 E. S. Salinas St.

City Syracuse


Zip Code13205

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Public Health Field Services Representative 1 (G18), OR current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent competitive or non-competitive service as a Public Health Representative 2 (G16) or Public Health Representative 3 (G18) and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at or above G11 and eligible to transfer to Public Health Field Service Representative Trainee 1 under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by having a specialized bachelor’s degree and obtained a passing score on the current NYS Department of Civil Service Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list# 50-001, Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list# 00-437, or Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 list# 00-464.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list #50-001 with a score of 100 or higher, OR qualified 55-b/55-c candidate in possession of a bachelor's or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: "PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Five or more years of the following experience:
-Providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization; and/or
-Performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules, regulations; and/or -Performing administrative duties in a public health agency or in the health-related service component of a community-based organization. The health-related service component must have an outreach or preventive health function.
-College study may be substituted for up to three years of general experience with 30 credit hours equaling one year of the required experience.
-A master’s degree in public health, social work, nursing, health care administration, or public administration with a concentration in health, may be substituted for one additional year of experience. Public health/or health service delivery background. Excellent communication skills. Ability to relate well to others. "

Duties Description "Under the Program Director, the PHFS1 will be responsible for a variety of duties within the TB/Refugee Health Program (RHP) in Central NY. This position will work with the Region to ensure that refugees receive initial health assessments within 90 days of arriving in the US. This position will work with local refugee resettlement agencies and other refugee support agencies, as well as contracted refugee health (RMA) providers, with the goal of all newly-arriving refugees receiving medical screenings, appropriate vaccines and engagement in ongoing health care services. Duties:
1. Provide oversight of Refugee Medical Assistance Program contracts, including technical assistance and programmatic support to contractors. 25% . 2) Utilize all available systems related to the Refugee Health Program data management activities. 25% 3).Serve as liaison with local and regional health departments, medical professionals, and the general public, providing consultation and technical assistance where applicable. Respond to inquiries regarding outcomes and findings and interpret department policies, laws and regulations. 25% 4) Participate in other related activities as directed by supervisor. 10%Conduct Education and training activities 15%"

Additional Comments Permanent, Competitive Full Time. This is a two-year traineeship beginning at a G13 and leading to a G18. Transfer candidates may be asked for their SS# to verify eligibility.

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 Human Resources Management Group, NMH/24307/PHFSR1/EPI

Telephone 518-486-1812

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 NMH/24307/PHFSR1/EPI included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/24307/PHFSR1/EPI, 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 16, 2022