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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/22

Applications Due12/13/22

Vacancy ID117452

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 1, Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 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 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health, New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor

City New York


Zip Code10001

Minimum Qualifications Internal Reassignment:
Candidates must be current Office of Mental Health employees with permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Mental Health Program Specialist 1 and interest in reassignment.

Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to the Mental Health Program Specialist 1, Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 2 or Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 1 level by having one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the target level.

Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law AND possess a Bachelor's degree in child and family studies, counseling and community psychology, creative arts therapy, criminal justice, health administration, hospital administration, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, nursing, psychoanalysis, psychology, public administration, public health, public policy, recreation therapy, rehabilitation counseling, social work, sociology, or special education will also be considered. Please provide a copy of your eligibility letter with your response.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health is recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 1, Grade 18, position located within the Adult Services Bureau of the New York City Field Office (NYCFO). The NYCFO is the largest Field Office and has the most complex behavioral health system in New York State. The Bureau of Adult Services is responsible for leading the efforts to transition State Psychiatric recipients into the community and ensure access to needed wrap around services, for this population, as well as for other high risk/high needs individuals in the mental health system. This includes services like ACT and HH+ and ensuring access to other services. The unit is also responsible for assisting in the development of a more responsive crisis stabilization system. The incumbent of this position will serve as a program data analyst.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Work closely with leadership and staff to develop process and outcome metrics to track program performance
• Work collaboratively with other NYCFO units to assist with their specific data needs
• Recommend ongoing recommendations for data tracking and use of metrics to inform and improve performance outcomes
• Present, explain, and disseminate data and findings verbally, in writing, and using graphs to NYCFO staff and other stakeholders
• Oversee the development and implementation of surveys, questionnaires, and other surveillance methods to inform program planning and evaluation activities
• Act as the Office of Population Health and Evaluation (OPHE) expert/liaison for the NYCFO
• Serve as the expert of data platforms used by the Office of Mental Health
• Assist with Licensing data needs, including generating reports from data platforms utilized by the Office of Mental Health and collaborating with ACT unit on provider data entry compliance.
• Function as a bridge between Office of Population Health and Evaluation, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and New York City providers and collaborates with Office of Population Health and Evaluation on the following:
o New dashboards
o PSYCKES enhancements
o Coordinate/support new data collection/ surveys with OPHE
o Refining/defining/supporting data analysis requests to coordinate with OPHE
• Participate in special projects as assigned, as well as system transformation initiatives.

Additional Comments Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Based on federal and/or state regulations, this position requires vaccination against COVID-19. Upon appointment, the selected candidate must be fully vaccinated, or willing to become fully vaccinated, against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of interview may not start working until two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Name Janelle Zamierowski


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 #117452 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.

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