Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/11/21
Applications Due: 05/26/21
Vacancy ID: 86928

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleAssociate Commissioner Mental Health, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $149004 to $184540 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications The Associate Commissioner Mental Health is in the non-competitive class, designated policy influencing and confidential. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and ten years of experience in a mental health or closely related field, five years of which must have been at a managerial level, and three years of which must have been in the operation and administration of a program for people with mental illness.

Preferred candidates will have experience in operation or oversight of Medicaid managed care as well as the research, development, or implementation of regulations or policies relating to the design, funding, administration and oversight of funding programs for mental health services.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health is seeking a qualified candidate for the non-competitive, policy influencing position of Associate Commissioner Mental Health, M-7, for the Division of Community Program Management and Managed Care, Office of Managed Care.

Under the general direction of the Senior Deputy Commissioner, the Associate Commissioner will oversee and monitor the development and implementation of Medicaid managed care for individuals with behavioral health needs. Working closely with the managed care industry, the Department of Health, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and other stakeholders, the incumbent will direct the oversight of Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs), distinctly qualified, specialized and integrated managed care products for individuals with significant behavioral health needs. Additionally, the incumbent will manage the integration of behavioral and physical health services within the managed care partnership plan and will also be lead for OMH in the Development and Management of Dual Eligible Plans (Medicare and Medicaid). The incumbent will manage, oversee, and monitor the operation of managed care for the mental health population in collaboration with other offices within OMH. Specific duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

• Program and policy development
• Parity compliance
• Monitor performance of Plans (program and fiscal)
• Content expert on managed care for OMH
• Federal waiver negotiations (with the Department of Health)
• Coordinate training and technical assistance for the behavioral health benefit to plans and providers
• Stakeholder relationships

Additional Comments Telecommuting and schedule to be discussed in interview.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon Division of Budget approval to fill.

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. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. 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.

Contact Information

Name Kimberly Chapman


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 #86928 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.