Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/04/22

Applications Due08/18/22

Vacancy ID109909

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Program Administrator or Trainee 1/Trainee 2 - 79568-79569

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 New York

Street Address DEMI/Bureau of Downstate Eligibility Systems

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Permanent transfer candidates: Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Program Administrator (G18); OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6, Section 70.1, or Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to a Health Program Administrator (G18), Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 (NS), or Health Program Administrator Trainee 2 (NS). For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website. Public candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service’s Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list #26-570 with a score of 100 or higher OR qualified 55B/C candidate in possession of a Bachelor’s or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have experience in public health insurance programs, including New York’s Medicaid and/or Child Health Plus, and with data systems including, but not limited to, the Welfare Management System (WMS), NY State of Health Back Office and eMedNY. In addition, preferred candidates will have the ability to research and analyze information; demonstrated experience in requirements gathering and analysis of policy guidance; strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and the ability to work well under pressure and adapt to changing priorities and tight timeframes. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Duties Description The Health Program Administrator/Trainee (HPA) will work within the Office of Health Insurance Programs, Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration, Bureau of Downstate Eligibility Systems in New York City. The HPA/Trainee will work as part of a team responsible for implementing the Medicaid policy/legislative changes to the Welfare Management System (WMS), the transition of populations out of WMS, ongoing development/maintenance of NY State of Health (NYSOH), and the support of continuous improvement activities required to reduce risk and minimize the negative consequences of implementing policy and system changes. Specific duties may include but not be limited to: Review new and existing Medicaid eligibility policy for researching issues; propose and test system solutions; develop user requirements by applying knowledge and experience of Medicaid regulations and program policy; work with information technology staff and vendor(s) to implement business requirements into Downstate WMS and/or NYSOH; review, analyze and interpret federal and state legislation related to the provision of Medicaid; provide written documentation as required using department forms and processes; and analyze and generate reports for internal and external customers utilizing available reporting tools. The incumbent may supervise subordinate staff.

Additional Comments "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.. "

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, JGL/HPA/79568,795692

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

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 JGL/HPA/79568,79569 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JGL/HPA/79568,79569, 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.

Printable Version