Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/03/21
Applications Due: 08/17/21
Vacancy ID: 89552

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work) - 46732

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 75%


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? No


County Albany

Street Address 875 Central Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work), G-20 OR a current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a position G-18 or higher, and eligible for 70.4 transfer (must pass exam by meeting provisional qualifications below).

Provisional Appointment: Current license as either a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and one year of post-master’s clinical experience in a licensed and/or certified health facility or program* OR utilizing clinical knowledge in the review or oversight of clinical services for quality assurance or reimbursement purposes.
*Examples of qualifying health facilities and programs include hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, psychiatric centers, developmental centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care agencies, assisted living facilities, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facilities, and community-based agencies that serve the developmentally disabled. Experience as a private practitioner or in a physician’s office is NOT considered qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications: Current clinical care knowledge, long-term care experience, good writing and oral communication skills are a plus. Ability to be flexible in travel scheduling.

Duties Description Conduct and/or facilitate on-site surveys independently or as part of an interdisciplinary survey team by observing and evaluating patient/resident care against established standards and for evaluating nursing homes’ compliance with Federal, State and Department regulations and policies; Serve as the social work services expert for other survey staff; Meet with clinical staff in nursing facilities concerning the quality of existing programs; Participate in the investigation of incidents or complaints regarding nutritional services/programs in nursing homes; Participate in medical reviews and other audit mechanisms to determine the adequacy and suitability of services in meeting the needs and problems of the elderly; Participate in other program-related activities as needed

Additional Comments Permanent or provisional pending exam, full-time. This position involves travel which may include locations not served by public transportation. Current registration as a LMSW or LCSW with the NYS Education Department must be maintained for continued employment in title. Provisional candidates will be required to take the next holding of the Civil Service Health Systems Specialist 2 (SW) examination and must be eligible for immediate appointment from the resultant eligible list to maintain continued employment in title

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, LD/HSS2SW/46732

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume to Human Resources Management Group, LD/HSS2SW/46732, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code LD/HSS2SW/46732 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until August 17, 2021